Dreams and Other Living Things

by Fuzzbee

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about

This album is, improbably, the first collection from Fuzzbee, who's had life-altering musical encounters and truly wild adventures with many of the greatest, most groundbreaking musicians and writers of our time from a tender age.

Between the ages of 13-17, major inspirations, including such one-of-a-kinds as Frank Zappa, Jean-Luc Ponty & Joe Zawinul, took Fuzzbee under their wing, goosing him, challenging him and imparting their own unique, pungent and priceless understanding of the power of real music.

Along with those inimitable mentors, in various contexts Fuzzbee has played with and absorbed from Lou Reed, Jaco Pastorius, Richie Havens, Bono, Peter Gabriel, Aaron Neville, Ric Ocasek, The Chambers Brothers, The Soul Survivors, Derek Trucks, Dave Grohl, Third World, Karla Bonoff, Daniel Lanois and many, many more.

Having been the man behind the scenes on countless projects as a producer, writer, multi-instrumentalist, film scorer, live sideman, arranger, music director and comedic foil, when it was finally time for Fuzzbee to step forward with his own songs, he went for the greatest band he could conceive of. He says, "happily, they're all real friends and total mensches."

Fuzzbee's notes on the players:

JERRY MAROTTA, whose studio was home for this album, whose mischievous cackle provokes uncharted realms of silliness and whose groove is second to none, hosted and anchored the sessions. He played drums, Taos drums, ocarina, Garden Weasel©, percussion and Omnichord. His credits include Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney, Robbie Robertson, Hall & Oates, Elvis Costello, Orleans and Todd Rundgren. He's an amazing drummer and my paisan for life.

TONY LEVIN, one of the wittiest and most fascinating people I know, played a variety of basses on the album. He has exactly the right proportion of unencumbered creativity and focused, rock solid, fat mama bass tone. His instincts are impeccable. So is his moustache. His credits are beyond belief - he played with Igor Stravinsky! That's like playing baseball with Babe Ruth. And John Lennon and Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel (for 39 years), King Crimson, James Taylor, Ringo, Paul Simon, Dire Straits, Laura Nyro…it goes on 'til you're dizzy.

DAVID SANCIOUS, who's currently holding down the keyboard chair in both Peter Gabriel's and Sting's touring bands, was a pal from a tour we'd previously done together and is a deeply inspiring, funky and surprising player, whose intelligence and feel shine through everything he does. His credits include the original E Street Band with that Bruce fella, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Santana, Seal, Aretha Franklin, Peter & Sting. He plays Hammond organ, piano, synths and virtual soprano sax on here. David's another of my favorite people.

I was very lucky to have Daya Rawat, Lisa Frazier, Willie and Joe Chambers of the Chambers Brothers and Tyra Juliette sing with me on this album. They're all phenomenal singers and brought endless soul, experience, fun, wisdom & feel to these songs. More than that, they're some of the most compelling and unforgettable Kats n' Kittys I've ever had the pleasure of commingling with!

I knew getting these songs and these people together in the same room would be a good idea. I'm so glad that it happened. A lifetime of everything under the sun went into this. We had a blast making it, I hope you do listening to it!

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released October 1, 2015

Produced by Fuzzbee Morse

FUZZBEE - Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
JERRY MAROTTA - Drums, Percussion, Ocarina
TONY LEVIN - Basses
DAVID SANCIOUS - Keyboards, Virtual Soprano
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DAYA RAWAT - Vocals
LISA FRAZIER - Vocals
WILLIE CHAMBERS - Vocals
JOE CHAMBERS - Vocals
TYRA JULIETTE - Vocals

Engineered by Roman Klun at Jersville, Woodstock, NY
Mixed by Daniel Kresco and Leslie Chew
Mastered by Chris Athens
Package Design by Mark London
Art Direction & Photography by Fuzzbee
Title inspired by Mickey Cottrell's stories
Web Design - Malcolm Moore

All songs written by Fuzzbee Morse, published by
Fuzzbee Music, BMI ©2014 except
Voodoo Child (Slight Return) and Angel
Written by Jimi Hendrix, Published by Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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Fuzzbee Los Angeles, California

Fuzzbee is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer & singer who's played with an astounding collection of groundbreaking, visionary musicians. inc: Peter Gabriel, Bono, Lou Reed, Frank Zappa, Aaron Neville, Jaco Pastorius, Chambers Brothers, Ric Ocasek, Karla Bonoff, Richie Havens, Joan Baez, Stevie Wonder, Dave Grohl, Daya, Pink, Paul Allen, Daniel Lanois, Axl Rose, Freebo & Derek Trucks. ... more

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Track Name: Long As The Wind Blows
You opened my eyes
You opened my eyes, yeah
Indelibly wise
but just one of the guys

First you’re out then you’re in
(Long as the wind blows)
How long has it been? yeah
(Strong as the sun glows)

Is this a game you can win?
(That’s how the story goes)
Think I’ll keep tuning in

We were so much younger then
We satisfied our hunger when we could
You gave so much but more than that
You understood

Don’t let your horses be tamed
Or get caught up in a lame game
Wasting time’s such a shame
Or finding someone to blay-e-ame

You opened my eyes
(Long as the wind blows)
You opened my eyes, yeah
(Strong as the sun glows)
Peeled off the disguise
(That’s how the story goes)
Just one of the guys

You opened my eyyyyyyessssss, yeah!
You opened my ey-es

That’s how the story goes

Just a word to the wise
Real Love never dies
Track Name: It's Time To Go!
You ain’t clever, you ain’t funny, you ain’t wise
Don’t see much of anything behind those beady little eyes
You’re simply ev’rything that I despise
It’s time we said our overdue good-byes

Never, never think you can pull the wool
Over every head
Not ev’ry peep’s a sheep sound asleep
In a comfortable couch or a slouch half dead

Chorus
You’ve got such a long way to go
Tell me something I don’t know
If you get it, baby, it don’t show
It’s Time to Go!

Your mouth it moves butcha don’t say nuffin’
Very little turkey, baby, and a whole lotta stuffin’
For a flash you’re real n’ I discover you’re bluffin’
I’m sick to death of your huffin’ & puffin

Liar, liar tell me again
Just who did what to who and when
You think you were born with a right to the throne
But when I look at your face there ain’t no one home

Chorus
You’ve got such a long way to go
Tell me something I don’t know
If you get it, baby, it don’t show
It’s Time to Go! It's Time To Go!

It’s been a long time comin’ for you and me
It’s a road that we’ve walked down before
But I’ll tell you the sight that I’d most love to see
is your ass heading out my front door

You’ve got such a long way to go
Tell me something I don’t know
If you get it, baby, it don’t show Oh!
Maybe you’re a little slow
Why don-cha Scram! Split! Blow!
It’s time to go! It’s time to go!

So long, bye-bye, farewell
So long, bye-bye, farewell
Track Name: Oooh Baby
Oooh Baby
Well, I’m headed back home on the midnight plane
Oooh Baby
There’s a feelin’ that’s rising, the sweetest pain

Flying high above the city all I feel is you
There’s no end to what I’m dreaming
That you and I can do
I’m talkin’ to you

Oooh Baby (let me know that it’s getting’ through) Oooh Baby

The streetlights sparkling in the distance
And stars shine up above
My imagination’s runnin’ wild
Like a boy that’s in love
Like a boy that’s in love

Oooh Baby (Well, I just gotta know) Oooh Baby

Counting headlights and heartaches on Highway 7
6 long miles down
Only one cure that I have found that can fix me
When I’m on the ground You better be around

Oooh Baby (Let me show you what I found) Oooh Baby

The captain gives the weather on the P.A. system
Interruptin’ my reverie
But that’ll soon be history
When you, girl, are all over me
setting me free

Oooh Baby (It’s the way it’s meant to be) Oooh Baby
Track Name: Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Written by Jimi Hendrix, Published by Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Track Name: Brother Ray
Heaven knows where a soul with your love goes
You made us all feel more alive
I can’t say where I’d be today
Without the one and only Brother Ray

You blew me away Lord, you made me wanna play
Think I need a drink just to keep from cryin’
You saw so much had a master’s touch
I thank God that nothin’ could keep you from flyin’

Chorus
cuz’ Heaven knows where a soul with your love goes
You made us all feel more alive
I can’t say where I’d be today
Without the one and only Brother Ray

Bridge
The river runs on and the clouds go rollin’ by
The trees jus’ wink n’ laugh at me n’ the stars twinkle in the sky
This world may go on for another million years
But I know, I know you’ll still be here

In whatever state I’d been you always pulled me in
I could feel your heart beat right in time with mine
And when in doubt you could always pull me out
At least you never gave up tryin’

Chorus
cuz’ Heaven knows where a soul with your love goes
You made us all feel more alive
I can’t say where I’d be today
Without the one and only Brother Ray
Without the one and only Brother Ray
Track Name: Livin' in a Land of the Free
Too many places in the world on fire
So much mis-un-der-standing
Everybody’s preachin’ to their own choir
The circle’s never expanding
I keep holding on, ohhh, and I keep holding on

Too many leaders with their heads in the sand
Holding their position
Even though not a damn thing went the way they planned
It’s an insane condition

But I keep holding on
And I’ve gotta say that

I’m so lucky to have you, baby
I’m so glad you are in my world
There ’s no ifs, ands n’ buts or maybes, ‘cause
You are my girl
Let’s get away
Someplace where we can be
Livin’ in a land of the free

Sometimes I look all around
There’s nothing real to be found
It seems like darkness is spreading like cancer
But baby don’t give up hope
They’re gonna hang on their own rope
We’ve got to look in our hearts for the answer

Too many places in the world on fire
So much mis-un-der-standing
Everybody’s preachin’ to their own choir
The circle’s never expanding
I keep holding on and I’ve got to say that

I’m so lucky to have you, baby
I’m so glad you are in my world
There ’s no ifs, ands n’ buts or maybes, ‘cause
You are my girl
Let’s get away
Someplace where we can be
Livin’ in a land of the free
Track Name: Angel
Written by Jimi Hendrix, Published by Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Track Name: Underground Railroad
Some day I'm gonna walk on water
Some day I'm gonna sing right in the sun
It's my time, I'm bound for freedom
'Til my kingdom comes

Work all day, play all night
The story's only just begun Ohhh
Some day I'm gonna walk on water
'Til this ol' life is done

Some day I'm gonna walk on water
Some day I'm gonna sing right in the sun
It's my time, my rhyme, my reason
'Til my kingdom comes

Work all day, play all night
One day I know I'm gonna get it right Ohh
Some day I'm gonna walk on water
'Til this ol' life is done

Some day I'm gonna walk on water
Some day I'm gonna sing right in the sun
It's my time, my life, my season
'Til my kingdom comes

Christians and Muslims, Hindus and Jews
We're all born from love
We all get the blues
We all have frustrations, we all get confused
But if we don't cool it down
Baby, we're all gonna lose
What do you choose?
What do you choose?

Some day I'm gonna walk on water
Some day I'm gonna sing right in the sun
It's my time, my rhyme, my reason
'Til my kingdom comes