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Rock Paper Scissors

by Dean Jones

Rock Paper Scissors is a wild and crazy party with Dog on Fleas' leader Dean Jones and the Felice Brothers stomping and singing some rowdy songs about pirates, butterfingers, snoring dads, muddy kids and more. Fun and smart songs for the whole family.
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1. Hail! Hail! the Gang's All Here!
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2. Rock Paper Scissors
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3. Butterfingers
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4. Sing Like a Sparrow
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5. Mama Said No
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6. Surprise
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7. Roncando
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8. Throw on the Charm
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9. Poison Ivy
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10. Isthmus Be the Pirate Waltz
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11. Lucky
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12. Flat Tire
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13. Frenzy
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14. Miss Mary Jane
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15. Baby in My Pocket
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16. Lefty Loosey/Righty Tighty
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17. Tomorrow
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18. The Littlest Song
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Dean Jones’ latest CD, Rock Paper Scissors is a genuine party: 18 songs full of fun and mayhem, abetted by the notorious and raucous Felice Brothers. It is the polar opposite of his last solo CD, Napper’s Delight, a lullaby/chillout album, which was one of NPR’s Top Picks of 2007. “Rock Paper Scissors” is just bursting with energy! Accordion, trombone, guitars, bottles and cans, car horns and bass harmonicas abound. The songs are populated by pirates, pocket-sized babies, snoring fathers, muddy kids, singing animals, and butterfingers. The one and only Uncle Rock sings the hilarious spaghetti western sounding "Roncando". Trombone and baritone sax fuel the quirky title song, and there's even a car horn solo on the old time jazz feeling "Butterfingers". There are even a couple of sweet and quiet songs, like "The Littlest Song", featuring Dean's 5 year old daughter Rylie. You will find these songs getting stuck in your head, and I bet you'll have a darn good time singing and stomping along with this music.

As the leader of the band Dog on Fleas, Jones has consistently kept exploring and expanding his sonic palette, and has offered up five CDs of fun, thoughtful, inventive music for families. Gutsy and unique, the Fleas are still going strong in their 10th year.

Press Quotes about Dean Jones and Dog on Fleas

This is one of the smartest, most adventurous children’s album’s I’ve had the pleasure of listening to. Beautiful World is obviously targeted toward a youthful audience, but it’s an album I wouldn’t mind listening to even when the kids aren’t around.” Jeff Giles/ Daddnabbit (Popdose)

Dog on Fleas has been performing together for several years now, and it shows on Cranberry Sauce Flotilla, their third CD for kids. Recorded mostly with a single microphone in band leader Dean Jones's living room in upstate New York, the songs exude loads of organic vitality. The group's use of fiddles, tubas, mandolins, acoustic guitars, and an upright piano, combined with their down-home song selections, will make you feel like you're listening to The Band, playing at Big Pink.
Warren Truitt/ School Library Journal’s 12 Kids’ Albums You Can’t Live Without (Cranberry Sauce Flotilla is #1 on the list)

Press Quotes about the Felice Brothers

Probably the most enthralling band currently to be seen anywhere in the world right now. This is as good as music gets. Neil McCormick/ Daily Telegraph

The Felice Brothers have always prized storytelling above instrumental chops, and Yonder is the Clock spins its sepia-toned narratives with conviction and authenticity, like a traveling band playing folk ballads by a campfire.
Andrew Leahey, All Music Guide


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Dean Jones: the best "family" musician around
This is a great album! Dean Jones, with some help from the Felice Brothers, has hit the sweet spot of cool with this rollicking honky-tonk party.

Dean's signature qualities are all over this record: top-notch musicianship, sneaky humor, and throughout every song a sense of unforced fun, like you're lucky enough to be listening in on a group of musicians who are having a great time without a whiff of contrivance or self-consciousness. Almost every song on Rock Paper Scissors is the kind of great tune that on a typical album might be your favorite track.

In places it reminds me of early Dylan, in other places of Ween or Tom Waits, but with an underlying sweetness that glues the whole album together. Although my kids love the record, it's also on heavy rotation in my house when the kids are at school. Rock Paper Scissors is just plain cool.

Rock Paper Scissors bookends nicely with Dean's last album, Napper's Delight. Rock Paper Scissors will heat you up and Napper's Delight, a lovely set of sly lullabies, will cool you down.

Erica Chase-Salerno

Love Dean Jones's "Rock Paper Scissors!" The Best Of What I Enjoy About Dean's
Dean Jones is at it again with his new album, "Rock Paper Scissors." What an incredible mix of wonderful tunes, crazy clever lyrics, and wide appeal to kids as well as adult musical tastes. I highly recommend this album, and it includes the Felice Brothers! It's like Dean took pieces of everything I love most from his previous works, created new songs with them, and put them into this album! It's even better, fresher, and more solid than his "Cranberry Sauce Flotilla" album that I absolutely love. Can't wait for your next album, Dean! Keep up the great work!

Now, go check out the new video for "Isthmus being the Pirate Waltz" from "Rock, Paper, Scissors!" http://www.jitterbug.tv/?v=z=7Im4J1fA


It's like Dean took pieces of everything I love most from his previous works, created new songs with them, and put them into this album! It's even better, fresher, and more solid than his Dog on Fleas "Cranberry Sauce Flotilla" album that I absolutely love. Can't wait for your next album, Dean! Keep up the great work!

Now, go check out the new video for "Isthmus being the Pirate Waltz" from "Rock, Paper, Scissors!" [url]http://www.jitterbug.tv/?v=z=7Im4J1fA[/url]