Empathy Moves The Water

by The Crooked Jades

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RYLAND AND SPENCER (Rise and bloom again) (Trad/Arr. Jeff Kazor, Jade note music, BMI) You can Trump down the flowers around my grave, They’ll rise and bloom again, they’ll rise and bloom again. Ryland and Spencer are burning down. You can eat more fried chicken than a pretty girl can fry, Now tell more of them dog gone lies, Well you can eat more fat meat than you can cook in a week, Tell more of them dog gone lies, tell more of them dog gone lies. Ryland and Spencer are burning down. You can tell more lies than the stars in the sky, Well, maybe your time ain’t so long, maybe your time ain’t so long. Ryland and Spencer are burning down. Well, what you gonna do when your money’s all gone? Hang down your head and cry. Well, what you gonna do when your orange is blue? Hang down your head and cry, hang down your head and cry. Ryland and Spencer are burning down. Ryland and Spencer are burning down. We’ll rise and bloom again, they’ll rise and bloom again.
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EMPATHY MOVES THE WATER (Jeff Kazor, Jade note music, BMI)  . ..we are not human, … we are not men,  we are? ….. In a universe full of chaos There is a tiny piece to remind.   Way before hashtags were people, We are the human kind where everybody hurts  -   where everybody bleeds  -   where everybody loves, everybody hates  - sowing all the seeds  Empathy moves the water   Love in the light Come with me my brother and walk in my eyes tonight. Unearthly powers among us Fear has shot out the lights Everybody run for cover Everybody hold on tight  Empathy moves the water  Love in the light Come with me my brother and walk in your eyes tonight. Whites back to Europe Over the wall with Mexicans  return Blacks to Africa It’s the color of your skin.   Empathy moves the water  Love in the light Come with me my brother and see through your eyes tonight. Down my street, walk down my street, where men live with husbands where women live with wives to love w/out fear  is to live without lies.  Empathy moves the water  Love in the light Come with me my brother and walk in my shoes tonight In my eyes,  see in my eyes,  It's In your eyes,  In yours eyes Make it all great again ya, hay   America the same again ya, hay Little boys w/ invisible wounds  And in the mirror you see empathy I was gone just for a minute but now I’m back  Take away the fear and what do you have It’s what holds us together   It's what tears us apart In the great transition we’ll need love The world is mostly water, it’s just the same as us. How many clicks does it take to soothe the sorrow?  Touch is just a swipe away.
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WADE IN THE WATER (Trad/Arr. Jeff Kazor, Jade note music, BMI) Wade in the water, Wade in the water, go down, Wade in the water, children, wade in the water and be baptized. Look over yonder and what do I see? (Wade in the water and be baptized) Holy Ghost comin’ on me (Wade in the water and be baptized) Who’s that young girl dressed in red? (Wade in the water and be baptized) Must be the children that Moses led (Wade in the water and be baptized) Must be the children of the Israelites. Who’s that young girl dressed in blue? (Wade in the water and be baptized) Must be the children that prayed for you (Wade in the water and be baptized) Wade in the water, Wade in the water, go down, Wade in the water, children, wade in the water and be baptized.
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YELLOW MERCURY 3 (Jeff Kazor, Jade note music, BMI) In the rich, blue-black sand
 Where the gold lines the rivers 
The following days are numbered 
 On the yellow promised land. Just another drained out dream 
To a pull-away, pulled-out heart. So many misfortunes shadow To 
my canyon dark. One day, one beautiful morning I’ll be coming back to you One day, one beautiful morning I’ll be returned to you. And all the greed in this town
 Could never, oh no, never. Well I drink to drunk as my true love awaits
 On the other side. One day, one beautiful morning, I’ll be coming back to you. One day, one beautiful morning, I’ll be returned to you. I’ll be returned to you.

about

The Crooked Jades
Featuring:

JK - Jeff Kazor
LB - Lisa Berman
EP - Erik Pearson
MA - Megan Adie
EM - Emily Mann
with:
BK - Bruce Kaphan
BF - Bill Foss

1. Ryland and Spencer (Rise and Bloom Again) (Trad/Arr. Jeff Kazor, Jade Note Music, BMI)
JK - voice, guitar, EP - minstrel banjo, slide guitar, voice, EM - fiddle, voice, BF - mandolin, MA - bass, BK - Sovereign slide guitar, lap percussion.

2. Featherbed (Trad/Arr. Emily Mann, Jade Note Music, BMI)
EM - fiddle, EP - minstrel banjo, BF - mandolin, mandola, MA - bass, BK - pedal steel.

3. Down to the River (Inspired by Mississippi Fred McDowell, Arr. Lisa Berman, Jade Note Music, BMI)
LB - slide guitar, voice, JK - harmonium, voice, EP - guitars, EM - fiddle, MA - bass, BK - percussion (including Indian rattle, tambourine, “tambodrum”), piano.

4. Yellow Mercury 4 (Jeff Kazor, Jade Note Music, BMI) {String Arr. Bruce Kaphan}
BK - pedal steel, Weissenborn guitar, EM - violins, MA - arco bass.

5. Going Across the Sea (Trad/Arr. Erik Pearson, Jade Note Music, BMI)
EP - banjo, voice, harmonium, LB - Dobro, JK - guitar, voice, MA - bass, voice, EM - fiddle, BF - mandolin, BK – dulcimer.

6. The Water Spirit According to Mike (Erik Pearson, Jeff Kazor, Jade Note Music, BMI)
EP - drum, fife, triangle, EM – fiddle.

7. Empathy Moves the Water (Jeff Kazor, Jade Note Music, BMI)
JK - voice, EP - banjos, guitars, voice, BK - guitar, Weissenborn guitar, percussion, harmonium, MA - bass, voice, EM - fiddle, voice, LB - voice.

8. Mike in the Wilderness (Trad/Arr. Emily Mann, Jade Note Music, BMI)
EM - fiddle, EP - minstrel banjo, MA - bass.

9. Long Time Traveling (Trad/Arr. Bruce Kaphan, Jade Note Music, BMI)
EM - voice, MA - voice, LB - voice.

10. Wade in the Water (Trad/Arr. Jeff Kazor, Jade Note Music, BMI)
JK - voice, guitar, LB - slide guitar, voice, EP - harmonium, voice, MA - bass, voice, EM - fiddle, BK - guitar, Weissenborn guitar.

11. Am I Born to Die / Long Time Traveling (Trad/Arr. Megan Adie, Emily Mann, Jeff Kazor, Jade Note Music, BMI) MA - arco bass, EM - fiddle, EP - harmonium, BK - nylon stringed guitar.

12. Pretty Little Shoes (Trad/Arr. Emily Mann, Jade Note Music, BMI)
EM - fiddle, EP - banjo, bamboo flute, banjo uke, MA - bass, BK - uke, dulcimer.

13. Yellow Mercury 3 (Jeff Kazor, Jade Note Music, BMI) {String Arr. Bruce Kaphan}

credits

released October 17, 2019

Produced, engineered and various other musical contributions by Bruce Kaphan.
Co-produced by Jeff Kazor.
Recorded at Fantasy Studios (studio B) with assistance from Robert Kirby and Cody Hamilton, Berkeley CA, August 2017
and at Niagara Falls, Niles CA, September 2017 - June 2018.
Mixed by Bruce Kaphan & Jeff Kazor at Niagara Falls, Niles CA.
Mastered by David Glasser at Air Show Mastering, Boulder CO.
Design by Bob Ciano and Guang Yuan Lim
Cover photographer by Oscar Keys
Band photo by Snap Jackson.
Special thanks to Michele White for her culinary delights and emotional support, Kyra, Tristan, Sonya, Tiara, Ryk, Harlan, Liz & Doggo in Sweden, our greater families, friends, community, and supporters of all sorts.

This Album is dedicated to my parents. Walter and Daphne Elaine Kazor, who passed away in the fall of 2014, were tireless supporters of the Crooked Jades with all the many sleepovers, cooking, cleaning, instrument repairs, rehearsals in their living room, and their enthusiastic presence at our shows, cheering us on for the past 20 years. –Jeff Kazor

REVIEWS:

**** “Few could make an album as striking as this…the highlights are the originals.” - Sylvie Simmons, Mojo Magazine

"True to form, The Crooked Jades are alive and thriving and they just may have produced one of the best Americana albums of 2019" - FOLKWorks

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The Crooked Jades are on a mission to reimagine old-world music for a modern age, pushing boundaries and blurring categories with their fiery, soulful performances. Innovative, unpredictable and passionate, they bring their driving dance tunes and haunting ballads to rock clubs, festivals, traditional folk venues and concert halls across America and Europe. ... more

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