Jerry Velona

Little Loaded

by Jerry Velona

Released 2011
Karunabird Records
Released 2011
Karunabird Records
2-song release from Boston area singer/songerwriter Jerry Velona. Includes the insanely catchy and rockin' cover of the Beatles "Little Child". Nashvile artist Michael Anderson says "very very cool, has spirit of John Lennon in it" .
  • 02:25 Lyrics
    Little Child

    Little Child

    Little child, little child,
    Little child, won't you dance with me?
    I'm so sad and lonely,
    Baby take a chance with me.

    Little child, little child,
    Little child, won't you dance with me?
    I'm so sad and lonely,
    Baby take a chance with me.

    If you want someone
    To make you feel so fine,
    Then we'll have some fun
    When you're mine, all mine,
    So come, come on, come on.

    Little child, little child,
    Little child, won't you dance with me?
    I'm so sad and lonely,
    Baby take a chance with me.

    When you're by my side,
    You're the only one,
    Don't run and hide,
    Just come on, come on,
    So come on, come on, come on.

    Little child, little child,
    Little child, won't you dance with me?
    I'm so sad and lonely,
    Baby take a chance with me.

  • 04:27 Lyrics
    Locked Out and Loaded

    Locked Out and Loaded

     

    Thought I’d taken my best shot

    But hit the bulls-eye on my back

    Getting home late after crackin’ some Jack

    Got me in the doghouse way out back

    I will try to behave if I’m able

    But I was born to pound on the table

     

    Now I’m, locked out and loaded

    Wishin’ you’d let me in just one more time

    Honey I’m sorry for the things I’ve done

    But I can’t make it right locked out and loaded,

     Loaded   Loaded   

     

    Break me in but don’t break my spirit

    You won’t like what’s left behind

    Your words of wisdom; I don’t want to hear it

    It’s time we focused on the ties that bind

    We can fight every night if you want to

    Or you can take me for who I am

     

    But now I’m locked out and loaded

    Wishin’ you’d let me in just one more time

    Honey I’m sorry for the things I’ve done

    But I can’t make it right locked out and loaded

    Loaded      Loaded

     

    You like it when we rough and tumble

    Please don’t complain when it goes too far

    That’s right, I’m prone to stumble

    But I’m your ally in this stupid war

     

    Locked out and loaded

    Wishin’ you’d let me in just one more time

    Baby I could sure use one more chance but I’m

    Locked out and Loaded

    Hopin’ to stumble in just one more time

    Honey I’m sorry for the things I’ve done

    But I can’t make it right locked out and loaded

    Loaded – Loaded – Loaded –Loaded

     

     

    ©2011 Jerry Velona – all rights reserved

NOTES
Little Child was recorded and mixed at Q Division studios in Somerville, MA - a great studio where many fine records and bands have recorded included one of my favorites, Fountains of Wayne. Pat Dicenso was the engineer and did the mixing and he's a very talented guy who really captured what we were trying to do I think. The players on the track are Zac Casher on drums, Duke Levine on guitars, Larry Luddecke on piano and Richard Rosenblatt on harmonica. I arranged the tune and provided the basic outline but it really just fell together when we started to play it in the studio. The guys are all such great players and I think we might have done 2 or 3 takes max. Originally the tune had a harmonica solo only but I brought Duke and Rosie back to share the solos and it came out great. I'm kind of a musical sponge when it comes to influences. I couldn't help but hear the early J Geils Band when we started playing the tune and so on some level the vocal is probably an homage to the great Peter Wolf but I'll let you be the judge of that.

Locked Out & Loaded was a tune I wrote about "those guys" who so many girls love despite the fact that they treat them like crap! Growing up in New Jersey, my mom always taught me to be a gentleman and I was polite and respectful to girls and ended up being friends with most of them and boyfriends with few of them. Luckily as I entered adulthood, the qualities I brought to the table were more in demand from the ladies so it's all good!

I have to acknowledge Judas Priest from whom I borrowed the "Loaded" chorus from their song "Living After Midnight". When that song comes on my Ipod at the gym, I always do a couple of extra reps! LOAL was originally recorded at Straight Up Music in Arlington, MA with my good friend and bandmate Larry Luddecke at the controls. I re-recorded a few things at Q Division and Pat Dicenso mixed it there. The players on this song are Kevin Barry on guitars including the great slide parts, Jim Fitting on the harmonica, Richard Gates on bass, Marty Richards on drums and Tom West on the piano. I played a little percussion on this one as well as the vocals.

Bill Bromfield mastered both tunes at Bromfield Music Nashville and my very talented son Chris Velona took the photos.

I hope you enjoy them!