Delicious Days

by Woody Russell

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ADULT R&B, FUNK AND JAZZ (2013)
"Sophisticated arrangements and a very thoughtful, fresh approach."
- RootsTime

“[Delicious Days]…drips pure soul that I haven’t heard since the days of Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, and Donny Hathaway. Yes, I just wrote that. I gave this album 5 stars, but to be honest, it deserves The Milky Way. This is the best album I’ve heard in 2013 and the competition isn’t even close.” - Doug Morrisey, Muzikreviews.com
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Russell is a self proclaimed "moving target" as an artist and Delicious Days is more proof of that label. He continues to defy categorization here, though with a defined trajectory toward pop as the prevailing tone on this album - perhaps more so than on any of his other releases. But again, he seamlessly integrates jazz, rock, funk and soul in to the mix.

"Delicious Days is the most ambitious album project I’ve done to date in terms of the complexity of the music, the scope of the band and the production. These songs, a balance of those that are funky and light with some that are reflective and thoughtful, are an amalgam that I strive to find in my songwriting. Collectively they resonate with a certain sense of romance, longing, searching and ultimately, gratitude. I suspect that this is music for people who’ve lived a little, you know, who have some personal history under their belt. These are the characters that inhabit Delicious Days."

Russell funded the release of Delicious Days, in part, through a successful campaign on the popular crowd-funding website, Kickstarter. Woody is also the recipient of the 2013 Bugle Boy Foundation’s Talent Trust Award which financially assists selected artists with the production/publicity of a new studio recording.

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released September 26, 2013

CUT Music Group – 0913-5
Produced by Woody Russell
Recorded at Yellow Dog Studios and Green Shoe Studio – Austin, TX
Engineered by Matt Meli and Woody Russell
Mixed by Woody Russell
Mastered by Levi Seitz at Black Belt Mastering – Seattle, WA

Woody Russell – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, guitar synth, keys, percussion and programming
Bryce Powell - Rhodes, Wurlitzer, B3 organ, Piano
Brady Muckelroy – bass
Chris Hausler – drums
Jose Ruiz – harmonicas
Dez Desormeaux – saxophones

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Woody Russell Austin, Texas

Award winning vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, Woody Russell, has released a body of recordings that span from the folk infused fare of his first album, As Simple As That, to the highly praised blues release, Up Against It and pop-jazz shades of Delicious Days. Now, Carry It Up delivers a stunning collection of sophisticated "jazz adjacent" songs, further expanding Russell's superb song-craft. ... more

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Track Name: Light Like That
This is all that I have
I suggest that you take it
It’s fragile and slightly valuable
So please don’t break it
It’s all that I have
To my name
When you came on the scene I had to
Step up my game

I’ll be your world on a string
We keep it light like that
This love is just a plaything
We keep it light like that
Light like that

You go walking with me
Through the park
We’ll cozy up in a pedi-cab
Back to the club when it gets dark
Where the band is really cookin’
With a joyful sound
Everything is right on Mother Earth tonight
As she spins us ‘round and ‘round and ‘round

I’ll be your world on a string
We keep it light like that
This love is just a plaything
We keep it light like that
Light like that

This is all that I have
I suggest that you take it
It’s fragile and slightly valuable
So please don’t break it
Track Name: In The Open
Now hold on, man, don’t go rushing in to things
That’s what I was telling myself
Slow down, brother, heed your own warnings
Seems you just can’t help yourself

She was staring right through me with those chocolate drop eyes
Peeling back the layers of my very thin disguise ‘til I was right where I needed to be

In the open, in the open
I got nothing left to hide behind

I was building walls, locking doors and throwing away the keys
Just like we all do
But when she start coming ‘round, she said “You’d better find those keys
Or you’ll never have me like you want to.”

She was staring right through me with those chocolate drop eyes
Peeling back the layers of my very thin disguise ‘til I was right where I needed to be

In the open, in the open
I got nothing left to hide behind
Track Name: Just Playing Along
Well it’s good to be back
Nearly ran this thing off track
Good thing we ran it out of fuel
Could’ve burned it all night
And that would’ve been alright
But this morning would feel three times as cruel
So get that business out of here
Got to keep my head clear, got things I need to do before daylight comes breaking through
Sure, I feel a little square
But I’m glad it went nowhere
Though I’m having second thoughts, just looking at you

Could it be this came to me in some kind of dream
With the belly dancer and my favorite song
How does it get so deadly serious
I paint myself into a corner before too long
How does it get so deadly serious
When I’m just playing along

Can’t say that I recall
Much of anything at all
Good thing we had the proper tools
Such a mystery
I’m either very lucky
Or the new King of Fools
So get that business out of here
Do not look back, play it cool, we will sort it out later down by the pool
The evidence is there
No need to overshare
I’m due for a spiritual renewal

I paint myself into a corner
Way too close for comfort
Track Name: Genuine Good
I'm not holding out much hope for sleeping like a babe in arms tonight
I'm not holding back any punches if the heartless want to pick a fight

Oh, but I still need to believe
Yes, I still need to believe
In some kind of love that can bring a man down to one knee
In a little genuine good

I'm not holding out for compassion to put an end to greed behind locked doors
I'm not clinging to some notion that love always prevails on the killing floors

Oh, but I still need to believe
Yes, I still need to believe
In some kind of love that can bring a man down to one knee
In a little genuine good

It might be found in her tiny eyes
It might be drifting in night time skies
Might be hidden in a perfect mistake
Might be inspired where the headwaters break
Might be discovered in one more try
Might only be heard in a baby's cry
Might set free some kind of revolution
Might give rise to a fair solution
Well, it might be present in a lover's touch
It might come to light in busting the corrupt
Might surface a phoenix from ash and dust
It might only survive as a matter of trust

Oh, but I still need to believe
Yes, I still need to believe
In some kind of love that can bring a man down to one knee
In a little genuine good
Track Name: Near Miss
En route from LAX to the manicured lawns of Jester Ave.
She thought how much he’d changed, that old friend, she’d just bumped in to
He never seemed tall enough and his jokes were lame
But now she must confess
He was a cut above the clowns she meets on these business trips out west

And did he really say, Katie, you could have had me for a song
You could have had any one of us for a song
With a downtown view, singing for you all night long
But we ended up like this, a very near miss

She pulls up the drive of that empty house, says “welcome home” to herself
A note reads, “Please take the dog to the vet”; she throws her keys on the shelf
She’s home alone, yet again, thinking back to that old flame
Said he’s got a band in New York and they’re doing quite well
Says he can’t complain

But did he really say, Katie, you could have had me for a song
Could have had any one of us for a song
Marry for money, earn every penny, you joined the club, got to play along
So we ended up like this, a very near miss

Got the big house, the envy of a friend or two
Married the self-made man, a real fairy tale come true
But does she really want any of this?
Confusion disrupts the bliss
Take another shot at it or just write it off as another near miss
Track Name: Steady On
If you want to keep your head, boy
Best call it a day
You hyped and you hustled
‘til your heart got in the way
Now you plead with your guru
But there is nothing he can do
He said, “I am no fortune teller, but this is my advice to you”

Steady on
Go steady on
Put that in your head
Just like mama said before you’re too gone
Steady on
Go steady on
Put that in your head
Just like mama said
Go steady on
Steady on

Got no new leads for you, brother
Nobody’s calling for you
Not that they don’t want to get down
It’s just so tough getting through
And it’s a beautiful morning
When you weren’t looking it arrived
Take a big hit of it, brother
It’s not too late to feel alive

Steady on
Go steady on
Put that in your head
Just like mama said before you’re too gone
Steady on
Go steady on
Put that in your head
Just like mama said
Go steady on
Steady on
Track Name: Enough Is As Good As A Feast
This thing is broken in need of serious repair
I don't know where it's going, but I know it's taking us somewhere
Can't see where it started, don't know where it ends
Some only get a signal, did you get the message that it sends
Did you get the message that it sends?

It seems we have landed ourselves right in the belly of the beast
It might be too late to admit that enough is as good
Enough is as good
Enough is as good as a feast

I slept outside last night like I sometimes did as a child
Tucked inside the universe right on the edge of the wild
Where imagination still reigns supreme just by closing your eyes
While ten miles up junk mail satellite trolls for believers
Through ever shrinking skies

It seems we have landed ourselves right in the belly of the beast
It might be too late to admit that enough is as good
Enough is as good
Enough is as good as a feast
Track Name: At The Very Least
My heart, like a freighter loaded
With regret heavy as iron ore
And I, the good captain sinking
With my ship just off your shore
Your love, the tide that carried me
A drowning man, but lucky, nonetheless… oh, yes
Drifting in with all of my wreckage
You pulled me from that mess

So, I must owe you something
As sure as tomorrow will bring a new sunrise in the east
But I must owe you something
Though, from any debt you say that I have been released
Baby, let me owe you this much
My very best at the very least

Felt like the ice cream man, broke down in the heat
All my cool and sweet fading fast
You blew in like a coastal rain
A blossom on my desolate past
A song just needs someone to sing
A prayer just needs someone to bless, oh yes
Drifting in with all my wreckage
You pulled me from that mess

So, I must owe you something
As sure as tomorrow will bring a new sunrise in the east
But I must owe you something
Though, from any debt you say that I have been released
Baby, let me owe you this much
My very best at the very least

What I can offer won’t fit in a box
It’s made of light and honesty
Don’t turn away this gift given in kind, baby
Please take it, the very best of me
Track Name: Next Move
Here I stand, smack in the middle of my time
Played a good hand, no compelling reason to look behind

Some say I’m lucky, but I have paid on every debt
Yes, I’d agree that I’m pretty lucky
But I am also not through paying yet

To make my next move, sometimes I’ve got to break it all down
To make my next move, to build from whatever I’ve found
To make my next move
Got to get my head and heart all the way around my next move

I mean business, that’s what I came here for
I’ll keep knocking ‘til you open that door
I pay it forward, my old school philosophy
Like the song says, I once was blind but now I see

To make my next move, sometimes I’ve got to break it all down
To make my next move, build from whatever I’ve found
To make my next move
Got to get my head and heart all the way around my next move

Some say I’m lucky, but I have paid on every debt
Yes, I’d agree that I’m pretty lucky, but I am also not through paying yet
Track Name: You Should See It From Here
Blue-green marble floats in space
A grain of sand drifts with celestial grace
We cry, we bleed, we love and we hope
But these matters of my heart can't be seen with a telescope
Or under a microscope
We just learn to cope

But you should see it from here
It's a beautiful thing, I've never looked at it this way before
You should see it from here
Yes, it's a beautiful thing, I've never looked at it this way before
Just stop and take a moment
Stop and take a moment
You should see it from here

Perspective is a fickle mate
The change of heart follows the twist of fate
I remind myself to look to the sky
I remind myself there is a reason why
And the heart is the house of infinite rooms
The garden of all colors, of infinite blooms
I can't hide in the guise of the misanthrope
These matters of my heart can't be seen with a telescope
Or under a microscope, we just learn to cope

But you should see it from here
It's a beautiful thing, I've never looked at it this way before
You should see it from here
Yes, it's a beautiful thing, I've never looked at it this way before
Just stop and take a moment
Stop and take a moment
You should see it from here

I know some days you don't feel like much
Not much of anyone at all
But from the point of view
That there is only one of your
You should really, you should really see it from here
Stop and take a moment
Stop and take a moment
You should see it from here
Track Name: Delicious Days
Our show was leaving town
You pulled up every stake
I brought the big top down
And prayed nothing serious would break
Still you mended every tear
And I threw the broken bits away
From that moment right then and there
I knew we were in for some delicious days

We packed our memories south
Down from hills of cedar and pine
Your heartache never reached your mouth
My fear never reached mine
Belief drove that first stake deep
Breaking new ground along the way
We raised a roof over the things that we'd keep
We now shine that spotlight on
These delicious days