GAZZOON TUNES - Songs from The Great Gazzoon
Words & Music by Rick Scott and Valley Hennell
Illustrations by Linda Sanborn
These 15 songs and tunes performed by Rick Scott and 25 actors, singers and musicians are from THE GREAT GAZZOON – a dramatized musical audio novel on 4 CDs with 44-page illustrated songbook. Family Choice, Parents' Choice Approved and Best Children's Recording in 2013 Western Canadian Music Awards.Lyrics, illustrations and additional info at www.gazzoon.com
Like his ancestors before him, Gazoon Wazoo is supposed to be practicing to Walk The Wire between the towering peaks of Mount Lanadoon. Instead he’s
been playing his shnookimer and making up songs with his special ekko and a poetry-writing Princess. Can one boy’s love of music outsmart the angry Winds, defeat wily Lord Grot and bring balance and safety to the Kingdom?
1 PALEOLIMNOLOGICAL (3:00)
A Doo-Wop ditty based on Princess Pindoolah’s favorite 8-syllable word, performed by Rick Scott, John Payne & Saffron Henderson
2 WE DON'T GO OUT (3:39)
A sure-footed blues shuffle for cliff dwellers on narrow sidewalks sung and played by Rick Scott on many different dulcimers.
3 NOTHING BETTER THAN A LETTER (2:11)
Princess Pindoolah's emphatic celebration of the alphabet, sung by Saffron Henderson with Gilbert & Sullivan flair.
4 SHINY TINGS (1:52)
A toddler’s blue: little Brofus can’t help stealing anything that’s shiny, sung by Rick Scott with Saffron Henderson and Joelle Rabu.
5 GROT'S GRIPE (2:31)
Pompous villain Lord Grot expounds upon the Letter of the Law, performed by John Payne with Andrea L’Heureux
6 FOOTFLAP FANDANGO (2:27)
Rick Scott, David Essig, Trish Clair, Shelley Brown and Nico Rhodes play a lively Jabbi Craggian fiddle tune, with horns!
7 EKKO SONG ( :52) is call and response between Gazzoon and a flutter of ekkos, sung by Rick Scott.
8 WAKE UP NO NAME (2:19)
Gazzoon plays a musical wake up game with his special ekko, sung by Rick Scott with Andrea L’Heureux..
9 WEECHA'S SONG (1:38)
A heavy metal weather warning from an angry Wind, sung by Joelle Rabu.
10 LITTLE FIDDLE (1:48)
Rick Scott, David Essig, Trish Clair and Shelley Brown play a joyful Jabbi Craggian fiddle tune featuring a tiny soprano dulcimer.
11 IF I DON'T FEEL SAFE (3:01)
Gazzoon and his friends forge their kinship with slam poetry and singalong chorus, performed by Rick Scott, Saffron Henderson and John Payne. If I don't feel safe then I can't have fun!
12 SONG FOR MIP (2:56)
Rick Scott sings a comfort ballad for when things goes wrong.
13 FIDDLE LIPS (2:56)
The entire Kingdom joins The Great Gazzoon in a lip-twisting sing-along finale.
14 NOTHING A FOOTFLAP CANNOT FIX (3:07)
This Jabbi Craggian novelty hoe-down with sound medical advice os performed by Rick Scott& and Joelle Rabu, with Nico Rhodes on piano.
15 SONG OF THE WIRE (5:50)
Rick Scott, Trish Clair, Geoff Horrocks and Kinobe Herbert perform the dramatic ibnstrumental soundtrack to the Wire Walk on dulcimers, violins, kora, tama and kalimba.
Shelley Brown Acoustic upright bass
Trish Clair Violin & fiddola
Allannah Dow Cello
Doug Edwards Guitar & electric bass
David Essig Guitar
Kinobe Herbert Kora, tama & kalimba
Geoff Horrocks Violin
Anthony Maki Drums & percussion
Nico Rhodes Saxophones, clarinet & piano
Kyle Shepard Human beat box & vocal foley
Marty Shepard Trumpet
Rick Scott Dulcimers, trombone, didgeridoo, strumstick, shakuhachi, flute, slide guitar, slide whistle, hang, kalimba & thunder drum
Actors & Singers
Shelley Brown, Allannah Dow, Saffron Henderson, Valley Hennell, Andrea L’Heureux, Anthony Maki, Sonam Maki, Carol Matthews, Aidan Metz, Jason Metz, O-Lin Metz, John Payne, Joelle Rabu, Lilu Scott, Rick Scott and Kyle Shepard.
Words & music by Rick Scott & Valley Hennell
Illustrations by Linda Sanborn
Produced by Valley Hennell
Recorded and mixed by Anthony Maki www.etchedinsound.com
Graphic Design by John McLachlan www.fullbleed.ca
Colour Scans by Wilson Guillaume
Musical direction and arrangements by Rick Scott
Horns arranged by Nico Rhodes
Mastered by David Jewer, AudioVoodoo, North Vancouver, BC
Manufactured by Precision Disc, Surrey, BC
© P 2012 Grand PooBah Music (SOCAN)
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s private radio broadcasters and the Music Section of the Canada Council for the Arts.