Happy Book

Disc #1
1. Happy Book 05:15
2. The Beautiful Dirt 07:50
3. Kicking Hong Kong 04:10
4. Radio Cab 06:14
5. Anaconda 04:40
6. Wonder Wheel 04:41
7. LAX 06:23

Disc #2
1. Mile High, Mile Deep 03:39
2. Campo Miguel 06:20
3. Without A Rope 03:56
4. Temple Of Love 04:13
5. Thanks And Praises 04:54
6. Spit 05:47
7. Ship 05:49
8. The Road Home 03:28

For more than 30 years, Jerry Joseph has been strapping on a guitar and chasing down truth, understanding and soul with tenacity and resonant skill. Joseph is the archetypal musician’s musician something that’s resoundingly clear on his sweeping new double album Happy Book, to be released March 20, 2012 on Response Records. Look for Joseph and his band to tour this spring in support of the album’s release. The list of currently confirmed tour dates is listed below with many others still to be announced.

Captured with muscle and blood by Joseph’s longtime trio The Jackmormons, Happy Book presents Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons at their most diverse and confident; it’s a record with a wide swing that dexterously moves from whisper closeness to Technicolor expansiveness. Produced by Joseph’s former Little Women band mate Gregg Williams (Dandy Warhols, Blitzen Trapper), Happy Book is an emotional and sonic wallop fueled by the tightest, tastiest playing the Jackmormons have ever captured in the studio. After 17 years, this album brings together a lot of things I’ve always wanted on a record, explains Joseph. This sounds like a band that’s been together 17 years and has evolved along the way.

Happy Book incorporates horns and other choice elements from guests Jenny Conlee-Drizos and Chris Funk (The Decemberists), Eric Earley (Blitzen Trapper), Dan Eccles (Richmond Fontaine), Wally Ingram, Little Sue Weaver and Paul Brainard into The Jackmormons tight-knit chemistry to create an expansive work that captures Joseph’s startlingly broad musical range in a roughly graceful, swiftly intoxicating way.

HAPPY BOOK – DISC 1 & 2

Happy Book
Lyrics: Joseph
Music: Joseph/Ruppel/Drizos
Joseph: Guitars/Vocals
Ruppel: Bass Guitar/BackingVocals
Drizos: Drums/Percussion/Synths
Wally Ingram: Percussion
Gregg Williams: Percussion
Michael Lewis: Backing Vocals

The Beautiful Dirt
Lyrics: Joseph
Music: Joseph/Ruppel/Drizos
Joseph: Guitars/Piano/Vocals
Ruppel: Bass Guitar/BackingVocals
Drizos: Drums/Percussion
Ingram: Percussion

Kicking Hong Kong
Lyrics: Joseph
Music: Joseph/Ingram
Joseph: Guitars/Vocals
Ruppel: Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals
Drizos: Drums
Ingram: Percussion
Lewis: Backing Vocals
Jenny Conlee-Drizos: Wurlitzer/Organ

Radio Cab
Lyric: Joseph
Music: Joseph/Ingram
Joseph: Guitars/Vocals
Ruppel: Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals
Drizos: Drums
Ingram: Percussion
Conlee-Drizos: Accordion
Little Sue: Backing Vocals

Anaconda
Lyrics: Joseph
Music: Joseph/Ruppel/Drizos
Joseph: Acoustic Guitar/Piano/Vocals
Ruppel: Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals
Drizos: Drums/Percussion
Conlee-Drizos: Wurlitzer
Little Sue: Backing Vocals
Dan Eccles: Electric Guitar
Chris Funk: Banjo

Wonder Wheel
Lyrics: Joseph
Music: Joseph/Ruppel/Drizos
Joseph: Guitars/Vocals
Ruppel: Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals
Drizos: Drums/Percussion
Conlee-Drizos: Organ
Eccles: Electric Guitars

LAX
Lyrics: Joseph
Music: Joseph
Joseph: Guitars/Vocals
Ruppel: Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals
Drizos: Drums/Percussion
Ingram: Percussion
Conlee-Drizos: Piano/Organ
Eccles: Electric Guitars

Disc 2
Mile High, Mile Deep
Lyrics: Joseph
Music: Joseph
Joseph: Guitars/Vocals
Ruppel: Bass Guitar
Drizos: Drums
Ingram: Percussion
Conlee-Drizos: Organ
Kris Deelane: Backing Vocals
Thai Fancher: Backig Vocals
Joe Cunningham: Tenor Sax
Bruce Withycombe: Baritone Sax
Gus Baum: Trumpet

Campo Miguel
Lyrics: Joseph
Music: Joseph/Ruppel/Drizos
Joseph: Guitars/Vocals
Ruppel: Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals
Drizos: Drums
Ingram: Percussion
Conlee-Drizos: Organ

Without A Rope
Lyrics: Joseph
Music: Joseph
Joseph: Guitars/Vocals
Ruppel: Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals
Drizos: Drums/Backing Vocals
Ingram: Percussion
Lewis: Backing Vocals

Temple Of Love
Lyrics: Joseph
Music: Joseph/Ruppel/Drizos
Joseph: Guitars/Vocals
Ruppel: Bass Guitar
Drizos: Drums
Ingram: Percussion
Conlee-Drizos: Organ
Deelane: Backing Vocals
Fancher: Backing Vocals
Cunningham: Tenor Sax
Withycombe: Baritone Sax
Baum: Trumpet

Thanks And Praises
Lyrics: Jospeh
Music: Joseph/Ruppel/Drizos
Jospeh: Guitars/Piano/Vocals
Ruppel: Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals
Drizos: Drums/Percussion/
Backing Vocals
Conlee-Drizos: Organ
Lewis: Backing Vocals
Withycombe: Baritone Sax

Spit
Lyrics: Joseph
Music: Joseph/Ruppel/Drizos
Joseph: Guitars/Piano/Vocals
Ruppel: Bass Guitars/Backing Vocals
Drizos: Drums/Percussion
Ingram: Percussion
Lewis: Backing Vocals

Ship
Lyrics: Joseph
Music: Joseph
Joseph: Guitars/Vocals/Backing Vocals
Ruppel: Bass Guitars/Backing Vocals
Drizos: Drums
Conlee-Drizos: Accordion
Funk: Banjo
Paul Brainard: Trumpet

The Road Home
Lyrics: Joseph
Music: Joseph
Joseph: Guitars/Vocals
Ruppel: Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals
Drizos: Drums/Percussion
Conlee-Drizos: Accordion
Brainard: Pedal Steel
Funk: Banjo
Little Sue: Backing Vocals