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Let's Get Outta Here

by Tommy Talton

Released 2012
Hittin' the Note
Released 2012
Hittin' the Note
Talton’s third release from Hittin’ the Note Records, Let’s Get Outta Here, is the most compelling music of his career. Creator of authentically timeless lyric and tunes, he has reached deep within his creative well to create a classic Southern masterpiece.

  • 03:35 Lyrics
    Let's Get Outta Here

    LET’S GET OUTTA HERE

     

                                                                                                     f.t. talton/corrina jo music/ascap

     

    let’s get outta here

    never look back again

    move on down the road

    nothin’ ‘bout where or when

    I been thinkin’ girl

    If it’s alright with you

    It’s alright with me’

    let’s get rollin’

     

    o, we can make a change

    we can make it all brand new’

    yeah, we can change our lives

    do anything we choose

    and leave them wore out blues

     

    come on, get outta bed

    we got things to do

    ain’t wastin’ time no more

    I know, I heard that too

    I got my walkin’ shoes

    here in this paper sack

    so pack your favorites things

    We won’t be back

     

    o, we can make a change

    we can make it all brand new

    yeah, we can change our lives

    do anything we choose

    and leave them wore out blues

     

    let’s get outta here

    they won’t miss us girl……..

     

    vocal/acoustic-electric guitar: tommy talton

    electric guitar: kelvin holly

    vocal harmony/bass/tambourine: frankie nattola

    trombone: chad fisher

    trumpet: shane porter

    saxophone: brad guin

    drums: bill stewart

  • 03:58
    You Can't Argue With Love
  • 05:14
    Dream Last Night
  • 03:48
    Make It Through the Rain
  • 04:31
    Slacabamorinico
  • 04:06 Lyrics
    Where Is the World?

                                  WHERE IS THE WORLD?

                                                                                          f.t. talton

     

    today I woke up with a moan

    ‘cause I tossed and turned all night

    I don’t think that I’m alone

    Somethin’ just don’t feel quite right

    I can feel it in my bones

    Like we need another start

    Like the winds are blowing stronger

    And they’re tearing us apart

     

    Where is the world that we used to know?

    The world that was turning with a heart and soul 

     

    I can feel it in our hearts

    I can see it in our eyes

    I can hear in the words we speak

    When did truth become a lie?

     

    Where is the world that we used to know?

    The world that was turning with a heart and soul

     

     

    Vocals/2nd rhythm guitar/lead guitar: tommy talton

    1st rhythym guitar: kelvin holly

    Piano: chuck leavell

    Organ: paul Hornsby

    Bass: brandon peeples

    Drums: bill stewart

    Percussion: david keith

     

    Corrina jo music/ ascap

  • 04:31
    Recent Rain
  • 03:06
    Sunk Down in Mississippi
  • 03:47
    If Your Attitude Is Funky (Nobody Wants Your Monkey)
  • 03:09
    Half of What She Is
  • 00:49
    Momma Julie Remembers
  • 04:36
    Give a Little Bit (Tribute to Levon Helm)
NOTES
Attending Tommy Talton's live shows recently has been quite like visiting a community garden every week or so, just to see what has popped up out of the ground. He has germinated, nurtured, and developed some of the finest music of his 45 year career during the past year. Talton has obviously given considerable thought to "Let's Get Outta Here," and the songs that distinguished themselves enough to be included on this CD. The notes and individual musical elements created on this recording aren't stacked like cordwood, or the layers of a cake, they mesh together perfectly as if every note depends on every other for their very existence. David Keith, engineer, co-producer with Talton, percussionist, and owner of Gintown Studio in Graysville, AL is responsible in part for the quality, and intricacy of this recording.

Great music should take the listener far away from everyday life. This album undeniably does that. The CD opens with the title track, Let's Get Outta Here, and whisks the listener down I-26 in this catchy, horn-driven, foot-tapping, breezy nod to Carolina's Beach Music scene. Talton's solid rhythm and blues roots shine here, and long-time friend Kelvin Holly steps out on lead guitar. You Can't Argue With Love was co-written with Rick Hirsh of Wet Willie fame, and is the only track on this album not written wholly by Talton. This track lures the listener across the Atlantic to meet England's Royal Family, and showcases Talton's soaring slide guitar, and formidable vocals. The arrangement, and thickness of the production here is reminiscent of Phil Spector's Wall of Sound recordings.

The next track, Dream Last Night, is meditative proof of Talton's ability to wrap the listener in a warm blanket of notes, and coax them to follow him wherever he chooses to go. Stern warning and disclosure here: Don't close your eyes during this track, because you could just wake-up anywhere...or nowhere at all. Talton's trademark slide guitar and Rick Hirsch's ethereal guitar coexist like smoke rings on a windless day.

Make it Through the Rain brings lifelong friend and Cowboy band mate, Scott Boyer, onboard to sing harmony vocals for the first of several tracks. This heartfelt ballad showcases the delicacy of Talton's songwriting, and the gracefulness of his acoustic guitar styling. This track is a fall day stroll down a leaf covered country road in the mountains of North Carolina. The listener can almost hear rain dripping from the eaves in this subtle masterpiece.

Slacabamorinico is a real-life story (Google Slacabamorinico if you don't believe me), set to a rollicking New Orleans, Second Line, horn, bass, and piano driven parade march. This track dances the listener through the streets of NOLA, and eventually on through the streets of Mobile, AL. Talton is joined again by Boyer on vocals, as well as an array of former band mates and friends, including Allman Brothers and Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell, and human metronome, Bill Stewart (drums). The horn section here including Chad Fisher (trombone), Shane Porter (trumpet), and Brad Guin (saxaphone), amply challenge Leavell's finessing barrelhouse piano. This track also includes the nastiest, funky four-note guitar lick since Blackhearted Woman.

Where is the World reaches out to blues, and rock fans, but also exudes an edgy, mindful folk, and Americana vibe. Talton is joined by old friends, Kelvin Holly (rhythm guitar), Paul Hornsby (organ), Bill Stewart (drums), Brandon Peeples (bass), and Chuck Leavell (piano), making this track musically pristine. Recent Rain again finds Talton tugging at the listeners heart lyrically, and with notes that cry cinematic with this gut-wrenching ballad about a great love found, and lost. Talton, the master of moods, consoles that all of this heartache shall wash away, just like the Recent Rain.
The classic, electric slide driven Sunk Down in Mississippi sweeps the listener down the big muddy to the Mississippi line. Here he chronicles Robert Johnson's fatal, true-life story, explaining that it really was not the poison, or pneumonia that killed Johnson; it was the woman that turned his head. Talton electrifies six strings in a musical tornado that testifies to some of Johnson's, and Talton's, finest emotionally gritty guitar work.

If Your Attitude is Funky (nobody wants your monkey) is Talton's adaptation of the old tavern anecdote that begins, "Sure she's gorgeous, but you can bet your last dollar that somewhere there is a guy that is glad she's gone." Talton tells this story with a conviction born of perspective.

Half of What She Is introduces the listener to Talton's boyhood home of Winter Park, Florida. This track is obviously a love song written for, and about Talton's mother, Julie Talton. The song fades into history with a recording that Talton unearthed, after his mother's passing, of her talking about his father; explaining how much she loved him, and how happy they were. Simply breathtaking.

Coil Talton up tightly, and watch what happens as he concludes the album with Give a Little Bit...a tribute to old friend, Levon Helm, who originally covered this funk masterpiece. Talton's wah-wah slide and Tony Giordano's bending, twisting keyboards intertwine on this track that features the rest of the original Tommy Talton Band; Brandon Peeples, bass, and David Keith on percussion. This track is the only cut not recorded by David Keith. It was laid down at Studio 1093 in Athens, GA by former Capricorn wizard, Jim Hawkins.

What is it they say? If you stay in the public eye long enough the truth is revealed. "Let's Get Outta Here" reveals volumes about Tommy Talton; as a man, a musician, and as a writer. If you are looking for a dose of nostalgia, look elsewhere. Talton is a survivor...an exception to the rule.

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