Straighten Out

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    Playful and passionate with bluesy undertones. An intoxicating voice paired with Canada's finest jazz musicians, including David Restivo, George Koller, Reg Schwager, and more.

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about

My husband Michael has always been a fan of The Guess Who. He thought one of their lesser-known songs, Straighten Out, would sound great arranged for three saxophones with voice. So when I happened to meet saxophonist and arranger Steve Jones of Nanaimo, I asked him if he could make this crazy idea happen and he agreed with enthusiasm.

lyrics

Well you asked me to be your escort, baby, on graduation day
Wrote me a note, here's what you wrote
You cried boo hoo hoo
And your tears were killin' me babe
Wah wah wah.

Think you better straighten out
Gimme a break
Straighten out
If you can

I heard you knockin' but you couldn't come in
And we went walkin' down the road to the bin
That was when you were ten, now is now, then was then
Ha ha ha (Do you hear me laughin’ now, babe?)
Ha ha ha

(scat)

Well I telephoned you and I asked you if you wanted to go to
That other comin'-out do
You said goodbye, started makin’ me cry
I said boo hoo hoo
'Cause your leavin' was shakin' me up
Wah wah wah.

Think you better straighten out
Gimme a break
Straighten out
If you can

Wah wah wah...

credits

from Pairings, released April 29, 2016
Fawn Fritzen - vocals
Rich Underhill - alto sax
Kelly Jefferson - tenor sax
Shirantha Beddage - bari sax

Arrangement - Steve Jones

Music and lyrics Burton Cummings & Bill Wallace

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Fawn Fritzen Whitehorse, Yukon

Fawn’s voice is warm, rich, and willingly vulnerable, with hints of Karen Carpenter, Julie London, and Barbra Streisand. A multilingual artist, she is the winner of the 2014 Julian Award for Emerging Canadian Jazz Artists.

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