Jon Stewart Early Jazz – Tell It Flat is filled with 1920s and 1930s-style vocal jazz similar to Hoagy Carmichael and Ella Fitzgerald. You can hear the 1920s and 1930s inside of the songwriting and lyrics. However some of the songs are provocative such as Liberator. Joe Philips was responsible for seeing the project through with intelligence, insight and dedication.
That Country Gal is about a man who has been dating a country girl illicity. The song uses a fusion of country music and jazz music. In other words, basically this is a country jazz song.
This man has come home late with mud on his shoes. Smelling of booze. He says he’s been downtown but that ain’t true. He used that as a cover up and excuse to see this country gal. He has been with that country gal.
Everyone knows he is a fudgelin’ man. His crapulous nature just doesn’t stand a chance. That younker will gorgonize with Callipygian bumps and sturdy thighs. Everyone knows he’s a randy old goat. It’s more like the birds and the bees since he is romping around with that country gal.
Liberator is about a man who needs a liberator since a woman named Ginny was making a comeback with style. He plan is to have sexual intercourse with her. The songwriting and lyrics are very raunchy and provocative.
This man needs a liberator because Ginny was making a comeback with style. He need to find himself some peace between the sheets of the sunset and the rise in the East. Her table sure looks lovely. He’d like to sit at her feast where he can taste her full beauty between the backs of their beast. He needs a liberator between the shades of the dawn. He wants a gift he can open. He’s got to ride the evening tide and got to stay in the flow.
Ginny’s making a comeback. The girl’s making a stand. The girl’s making a fizz. The man wants to make it all happen now before they lose all this. Now he is walking down her friendly street. He looks up to the clear blue sky where their souls want to meet.
Thinking All The While is about there being something in the water this woman is drinking. The song is very 1920s due to lyrics such as these, “Beneath that little black pageboy and that little wry smile/She’d be thinking, thinking all the while/She may seem gone a million miles from the distance in her eyes/She’d be thinking, thinking all the while” That just screams 1920s.
Well, something’s in the water this woman drinking in that house. It affects her from her head down to her blouse. It affects her from her from knees up to her face. She’d be thinking all the while. Beneath that little black pageboy and that little wry smile. She may seem gone a million miles from the distance in her eyes. Well, I’m talking about this creature with all-consuming eyes. Deeply crafty in ways that do surprise.
I rate this album 5/5*****!