Jon Hartmann | George Bush Sings

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Bob Marley Mark Russell Prince

Album Links
Go to my Jazz site

More Artists From
United States - California - LA

Other Genres You Will Love
Reggae: Reggae rock Rock: Comedy Rock Moods: Type: Political
There are no items in your wishlist.

George Bush Sings

by Jon Hartmann

George W. Bush is the vocalist for a very funky reggae/rock band.
Genre: Reggae: Reggae rock
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
cd in stock order now
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. Don't Believe Me
Share this song!
3:53 $0.99
2. Live In Peace
Share this song!
2:31 $0.99
3. Start a Business
Share this song!
3:41 $0.99
4. I'm a Big Believer
Share this song!
3:02 $0.99
5. Let Us Bomb
Share this song!
3:33 $0.99
6. Information
Share this song!
3:17 $0.99
7. Let Me Be Clear
Share this song!
2:44 $0.99
8. It's O.K. By Me
Share this song!
2:48 $0.99
9. I Made a Promise
Share this song!
2:42 $0.99
10. My Heart Breaks
Share this song!
4:10 $0.99
11. Money Trumps Peace
Share this song!
4:02 $0.99
12. It's a Trip
Share this song!
3:23 $0.99
13. Stay the Course
Share this song!
3:18 $0.99
14. After the War
Share this song!
3:13 $0.99
Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.


Album Notes
This record is dedicated to the proposition that corporate funding of the American electoral system has polluted our democracy. Representative government is struggling against the pressure of campaign contributions that undermine the basic philosophy of our Constitution. The influence of oil money on politics has left our country unprepared for a financial and environmental collapse. That having been said, there is no substitute for a funky groove. When GWB was first appointed, Jon Hartmann could not bear to listen to the fake Texas accent and the pathetic misuse of the English language. The keyboardist went about his business, ignoring the gaffs and mistakes that his President committed. Years later, by an accident of nature, Hartmann heard the Great Decider utter the phrase “America’s addicted to oil”. He was doing experiments in sampling at the time, and the light bulb over his head went off. It was time. Using bits and pieces of audio snippets from speeches and news conferences, the words of our War President are spliced, diced, filtered, mashed and reversed until they begin to resemble the truth. The grooves that percolate beneath the Bush voice are potent and pack a punch. Although Hartmann has his roots in Jazz and Rock, his love of Reggae and Afro-Cuban is obvious in these songs. The message is clear: we are in the midst of a nightmare created by a fool and his hoodlum chums. The resources and life of this country are being drained so that oil companies can stall and not accept the inevitable. We knew that oil was dangerous in 1973, and we did nothing, worse than nothing, we bought even bigger cars with worse mileage. This record pays homage to the belief that having an oil man in the White House is not a bright idea.

Jon has worked with a wide variety of performers, including Ike & Tina Turner, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Morey Amsterdam, Jaye P. Morgan, the Staple Singers, Bobby Womack, Arthur Lyman, Brandon Fields, Steve Khan, Eartha Kitt, Oscar Brown Jr., Claire Hamill, Blondie Chaplin, Phil Chen, and Cathy Segal-Garcia.

The performers on the record are

Jon Hartmann, midi drums, keyboards; synth bass on 2,5,7,8,9,10,12,13 rhythm guitar on 3, 11, 12

George Sopuch, guitar on 6,7,8,9,11,14

Michael Rosen, guitar on 1,2,4,13; harmonica on 2

Lynn Woolever, bass on 1,3,4,6,11,14

Jack Lees, percussion on 1,2, 5, 10

Dave Price, sax on 1,3,10,13

Vlad Naslas, guitar on 5, 10

If it were but a Dream

Once upon a time, there was a country where people didn’t bother to vote. Half of the people who lived in the country had something better to do all day long, or didn’t remember to cast an early ballot. The ones who did vote and wanted to change things the way they liked them, decided to get money to buy ads on TV so they could make other people think like them. And then one day, a handsome rich man with very limited intelligence and morals got to be the President of the country. People were very happy, and the President didn’t act like he was a spoiled brat, he acted just like everybody else, real homey and comfortable around regular folks. He even learned to pretend he had a Texas accent.
The President loved to read, and one of his favorite books was “My Pet Goat”, which he kept reading for six minutes while planes were being flown into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. One day, after it was too late, the people of the country realized that they had sat idly by while a fool and his managers stole the country blind, and destroyed American goodwill around the world for decades. Moral to the story: If it’s dripping in oil, don’t appoint it to the White House.


to write a review

Denise Mourges

Never Forget: GWBUSH. To music!
Jon Hartmann had me at: About This Album - Album Notes.
To forget Georg W Bush , as if his 2-term presidency's damage was past, risks America's future. Jon's déjà vu tunes are spot on - and a very cool warning.