Joey Fortuna | Mama's Foot Stuff

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Mama's Foot Stuff

by Joey Fortuna

Hilarious and endearing, Joey Fortuna's second album for children (and their beleaguered parents).
Genre: Kids/Family: Children's Pop
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1. Aggie & Toto
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2. Bop Bop Bop
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3. Melon Dance
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4. Chicken Mok Mok
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5. Cow On the Building
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6. Gentle Face Washing
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7. Mama's Foot Stuff
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8. Monkey's Uncle
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9. Yellow Bunny
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10. Please Can I Dance Around
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11. Street Crossing Song
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12. The Sun's Coming Up
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13. The Land of New Diaper
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14. There's a Little Girl
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15. When You Go (feat. Mila Drumke)
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16. Orange Juice
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This is Joey Fortuna's second album of music for children.

Spanning genres as diverse as Bhangra, Hip Hop and Folk, Mama's Foot Stuff is a perfect window into the frazzled, sleepless mind of a new father.

ABOUT THE SONGS

* Aggie & Toto is about two of my son's toys, one of which no longer enjoys the warmth of his favor.

* Bop Bop Bop was inspired by the busy signal that we kept getting when trying to reach Mama on her girls' night out.

* Melon Dance was a surprisingly effective technique for convincing both children to eat cantaloupe.

* Chicken Mok Mok began life as a nonsensical repetition of the sound the kids think chickens make.

* Cow on the Building is about a sign for a steakhouse that I used to pass when walking with my son to one of his two favorite bookstores in New York.

* Monkey's Uncle is pure nonsense, but proved useful when defusing a potentially explosive argument over a plastic sheep.

* Yellow Bunny is at once a nod to Ernie's water toy and an ode to a stuffed version of Pooh's friend Rabbit.

* Please Can I Dance Around is a direct quote, uttered during the very delicate and volatile pre-bedtime hours.

* Street Crossing Song was an effective marketing campaign against launching oneself directly into onrushing Brooklyn traffic.

* The Sun's Coming Up is a song I sang to both children in the morning during the very short-lived period when they couldn't tell me that they were tired of listening to my songs and that they had heard them all "One hundreds of thousands of times already." When recording it, it occurred to me that those days were gone.

* The Land of New Diapers -- again, a successful experiment in behavioral manipulation. Proved an effective enough distraction to prevent both children from reaching into the swamp of their own diapers, or from throwing themselves off the changing table.

* There's a Little Girl -- fairly straightforward.

* When You Go -- this is a lullaby I wrote while trying to get my daughter to sleep. In retrospect it's almost written as if in the voice of the ideal children I imagine them both to have become, as they stand at our bedside and we fade into the soft light of the next life. We'll see. I think Mila sings it far better than I ever could.

* Orange Juice was the result of the madding repetition of a simple phrase that my son and his friend decided to bark at me AS I was pouring them Orange Juice. After the 16th time, the melody occurred to me.


The excellent and expert album cover design and illustration is by Steve Fine


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