The Iron & Jazz Age

by Vourteque

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Technekratos Heard Ballyman in one of Montreal Speakeasy Electro Swing's compilations and I was sold!
It might not change my life and make the sun shine brighter, the wine taste sweeter and my soul feel lighter, but it's still pretty neat. :) Favorite track: Ballyman.
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The new neo-vintage album from Vourteque! Featuring 11 electro-swing, punk blues and neo-vintage tracks. Including collaborations with Sabrina Chap, Professor Elemental, members of the Ford Theatre Reunion, Carey Rayburn, Allison Curval, Sean Guinan, Eli August and more!

credits

released May 26, 2015

1. Ballyman
Written & Produced by J. Vourteque
Vocals by J. Vourteque

2. Magic Dance feat. Sabrina Chap
Produced by J. Vourteque
Written by D. Bowie
Vocals & Piano by S. Chap
Horn by C. Rayburn
Chorus by S. Chap, J. Vourteque, and B. Holland
Original released on EMI 1982

3. Hot Sinner feat. Sean Guinan
Written & Produced by J. Vourteque
Vocals by S. Guinan
Piano by K. Greer

4. Saturday Night Service
Written & Produced by J. Vourteque
Banjo by J. Harbison
Clarinet by A. Johns

5. Call Response feat. Carey Rayburn
Written & Produced by J. Vourteque
Scatting by S. Guinan
Horn by C. Rayburn

6. Tributelation with Allison Curval
Written by J. Vourteque & A. Curval
Produced by J. Vourteque

7. Fire Lighter feat. Professor Elemental
Written & Produced by J. Vourteque
Rap written by P. Alborough
Rap by Professor Elemental
Horn by C. Rayburn

8. Dust Rhythms
Written & Produced by J. Vourteque
Guitars by J. Martinez

9. No Teeth feat. Joe Harbison
Written by J. Vourteque & Alex Johns
Vocals & Guitars J. Harbison

10. Oddfellow
Written & Produced by J. Vourteque
Guitars by J. Harbison

11. Go Along Now feat. Eli August
Written & Produced by J. Vourteque
Vocals by E. August
Guitars by J. Martinez

The Iron & Jazz Age
Concept and General Production by J. Rovner
Copyright 2015 Dead 2 Me Records & Vourteque

Published & Released by Dead 2 Me Records
www.Dead2MeRecords.com
Chicago, IL

Mixing & Mastering by Andrew "Hellblinki" Benjamin
www.Hellblinki.com
Asheville, NC

Recording Engineering by Bill Holland
At Middlebranch Productions
Chicago, IL

Artwork by Forge22 Design
www.Forge22.com
Chicago, IL

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Vourteque Chicago, Illinois

Vourteque is one of America's quickly rising stars in the electro swing and neo-vaudeville communities. Musician, producer, remix artist, DJ, carny and ringmaster - Vourteque entertains and wows crowd from Los Angeles to New York. He's one of the minds behind Chicago's Rouge! electro swing night, a Do312 nightlife awards nominated monthly. ... more

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Track Name: Ballyman
(spoken)
Hello my friends!
Come here for a moment, just for a moment!
Ladies, how are you today?
Come on over here, I have a question for you...
Yes, that's right, come closer.

(1st Verse)
So what if the sky is grey as steel
And the water makes our skin peel
Just come on over and see what I have here

It'll - change your life, make the sun shine brighter
The wine taste sweeter, your soul a bit lighter.
It costs a pittance have a look and see
It sells itself, trust me.

(spoken)
That's right, that's right.
I knew you'd all like it.
You! Over there!
With the face!

(2nd verse)
Hello there friend, have you lost your place?
I can tell by that dower look on your face!
You had riches, an estate out of town.
I can tell by that frown.

But, buck up friend!
I have just the thing you need.
It'll restore your faith, guaranteed!
It's worth a fortune, opens countless doors!
And for next to nothing, let's, make it yours.

(Spoken)
Yes! Everyone, come closer.
Just for a moment.
Come on!
Question for you!
Just for a moment!

(Bridge)
Good people,
I know life is dull, and rough.
Everything is gone and times are tough.

Fear not!
I have the perfect thing indeed.
And it's neither con, snake oil or false prophecy.

(spoken)
Okay, hope you're all ready for this.
You're not going to believe your eyes.

(3rd verse)
Just come closer take a look, it's alright!
Have a touch, here hold it, it won't bite.
And it can, be yours.

For not just gold does glisten.
Step back, let me show you, relax...
And do listen.
Track Name: Magic Dance feat. Sabrina Chap
(opening chant)
You remind me of the babe!
"What babe?"
The baby with the power!
"What power?"
The power of voodoo!
"Who do?"
You do!
"Do what?"
Remind me of the babe

(1st verse)
I saw my ba-by
Crying, hard, as babe could cry
What could I do?

My baby's love had gone
And left my baby blue
No-body knew!

What kind of magic spell to use?
Slime and snails, and puppy dog tails?
Thunder & lightening?

Then baby said...

(refrain)
Dance the magic dance!
Dance the magic dance!
Put that magic spell on me!

Jump the magic jump!
Jump the magic jump!
Put that magic jump on me,
Slap that baby, make him free!

(2nd verse)
I saw my ba-by,
Trying hard as babe could try.
What could I do?

My baby's fun had gone
And left my baby blue.
Nobody knew-
Oh wah wah!

What kind of magic spell to use?
Slime or snails or puppy dog tails?
Thunder or lightening?

Then baby said...

(refrain)
Dance the magic dance!
Dance the magic dance!
Put that magic spell on me!

Jump the magic jump!
Jump the magic jump!
Put that magic jump on me,
Slap that baby, make him free!

Dance the magic dance!
Dance the magic dance!
Dance the magic dance!
Dance the magic dance!

Jump the magic jump!
Jump the magic jump!
Put that magic jump on me,
Slap that baby, make him free!
Track Name: Hot Sinner feat. Sean Guinan
Are you a gambling man?
(no!)
A drinking man?
(no!)
Well that's a shame 'cause they're lifting the ban!

Are you a dancing man?
(no!)
A singing man?
(no!)
Well why not brother it's all part of the plan!

Are you a smoking man?
(no!)
Jiving man?
(no!)
Change your ways sir if you can!

Are you a ladie's man?
(no!)
A loving man?
(no!)
How do you think that life began?
Track Name: Saturday Night Service
That flu flu flu
Flu flu flu
(repeat x2)

You must be born again!

Yes, can you hear me
Yes, can you hear me
Yes, can you hear me
Yes, can you hear me
You must be born again!

All night Saturday night
Whiskey ballin'
All night Saturday night
You must be born again!

Flu flu flu
Flu flu flu
Whiskey ballin'!
Whiskey ballin'!
All night Saturday night
You must be born again!
Track Name: Firelighter feat. Vourteque
(refrain)
You need to build it up.
Brick by brick.
Need to build it up.
Don't stop don't quit
Need to build it up.
You're never giving in,
You're never giving up,
You need to.
(repeat)

(1st verse)
Looking out at the dust and dirt
There's nothing out there
The world, there is just deserts
The air is foul and there's dirt
And your lungs they hurt.
You scowl and you stare
There is nothing worse.

But there for a second is a glimpse
Of green
A shot of sunlight.
A simple scene
If you've seen right, well this could mean more
Well this could mean awesome things
It's so raw

If you stand here might ruin your health
So here you stand and you do it yourself
Clear out the rubble.
Despair that's distilled in where your heart is
And then you start building, unskilled

You're still trying
Pure will
You start climbing
Reach higher
Your song
Your rising
Build it up
Before long then you're flying

(refrain)

(2nd Verse)
Sometimes life feels post-apocalyptic
Hopeless, lonely, lost in and cryptic
All is not lost
Everything ends
Whatever's up next
Well that all depends on...
You.

And which rules that you choose
Whether you break them
Or make something new.
Make your own landscape
Come into view
Make a new motto
"I will not loose"

Do what you got to.
Whether you machine to be
A microphone fiend
Or you're building machinery
It's all yours get to the good part
Only one law
"Make good art"

Make a good start
Together we're strong
And by the end of this song
We're get-a-getting it on
Life is designed to go and find your skills
And when you play this track
Why it's time to build!

(bridge)
I know it's difficult
I know it's hard
But it's all on us

(refrain)
Track Name: Dust Rhythms
Have you passed through the gates of death?
Have you passed through the shadows of death?
Have you passed through the shadows of death?
Have you passed through the shadows of death?

Wheel,
Moving in a wheel.
Wheel,
Moving in the middle of a wheel
(repeat)
Track Name: No Teeth feat. Joe Harbison
(chanting)
No Teeth
No Teeth
No Teeth
No Teeth

(1st verse)
Don't want no guns or bombs in the hollar
Don't want no guns or bombs in the hollar
Don't want no guns or bombs in the hollar
Let them in and the rest will follow

Got angels got demons livin' in the blood
Got angels got demons livin' in the blood
Got angels got demons livin' in the blood
If got gets angry he'll send another flood

Come and join us
There's a fee to get in
Show the Plier-man a smile
And soon you'll be kin

Come and join us
There's a fee to get in
Show the Plier-man a smile
He'll take away your grin

(bridge)
We know wha'ts best for ours
And what's best for yours
'Cause we're your dentured
Over-lords

In the Land of No Teeth

(chanting)
No Teeth
No Teeth
No Teeth
No Teeth

(2nd verse)
Don't want no guns or bombs in the hollar
Don't want no guns or bombs in the hollar
Don't want no guns or bombs in the hollar
Let them in and the rest will follow

Work hard, head down, stray from sin
Work hard, head down, stray from sin
Work hard, head down, stray from sin
And that's the way you're gonna raise your kin

Come and join us
There's a fee to get in
Show the Plier-man a smile
And soon you'll be kin

Come and join us
There's a fee to get in
Show the Plier-man a smile
He'll take away your grin
(repeat 2x)
Track Name: Go Along Now feat. Eli August
Go along now
Follow that road
See where it leads
Come back unbowed
We'd follow you there
But our hearts are too
Old

Go along now
Follow that road
See where it leads
Return unbowed
We'd follow you there
But someone's gotta
Hold

Go along now
Follow that road
See where it leads
Come back unbowed
We'd follow you there
In a moment we'd
Go

But things need fixing
And the stuff's gotta
Grow


Go along now
Follow that road
See where it leads
Come back unbowed
We'd follow you there
But the rain and the
Snow

Go along now
Follow that road
See where it leads
And return unbowed
We'd follow you there
But this place can't
Fold


Go along now
Follow that road
See where it leads
And return unbowed
We'd follow you there
But you know what we are
Told

Go along now
Follow that road
See where it leads
And hurry on home
We'd follow you there
In a moment we'd
Go

But these shackles are rusty
And these chains are...
...cold