JJ Grey & Mofro

Orange Blossoms

Orange Blossoms
A masterpiece of soul-shaking music. JJ’s deep Southern roots and skill as a storyteller shine through, whether he’s rocking with gospel-tent fervor or slowly winding his raspy voice around a lyric of heartbreak and loss. "Rich, funky swamp gooves...celebrates life's most fundamental joys with unforced talent and deep feeling" -- NEW YORK TIMES

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JJ GREY TALKS ABOUT "ORANGE BLOSSOMS"


Produced By Dan Prothero and JJ Grey

Engineered & Mixed By Dan Prothero

Executive Producer Jesse Aratow
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JJ GREY TALKS ABOUT "ORANGE BLOSSOMS"


Produced By Dan Prothero and JJ Grey

Engineered & Mixed By Dan Prothero

Executive Producer Jesse Aratow

Recorded and Mixed at Retrophonics Studio, St. Augustine, Florida USA

Additional Recording at The Egg Room (JJ’s home studio)

Mastered by Kenneth Lee Mastering

Cover art and inlay by JJ Grey

Photos by Dan Prothero, Tobin Voggesser, Daryl Hance and JJ Grey

Horn arrangements on Move It On by Ian Hendrickson-Smith

JJ Grey – Lead Vocal, Lead and Rhythm Guitar, Sitar, Pianos, Clavinet,

Talkbox, Harmonica, Percussion and Bass (on Move It On and On Fire)

Daryl Hance – Slide and Rhythm Guitar

Adam Scone – Bass and Hammond B3 Organ

Anthony Cole – Drums

Art Edmaiston – Tenor Saxophone

Dennis Marion – Trumpet

Clay Watson – Trombone

Linda Cole – Backing Vocals

Janet Crawford – Backing Vocals

Bonnie Holdeen – Backing Vocals

Phillip Pan – Violin

Piotr Szewczyk – Violin

Colin Kiely – Viola

Betsy Federman – Cello

Thanks to

Dan Prothero, Jesse Aratow, Alicia Karlin, Jim and Nancy Devito, all the great musicians and

singers who played on this album, Marc Franklin, Café 11, Carrie Lombardi, Megan McFann,

all the gang at Alligator Records, Chris Delucchi, Danny Owen, Dave Phelps, Lisa Pomerantz,

Joshua Knight & crew at Monterey International, Tom Windish and the Windish Agency,

Hal-Joe, The Hance Family, John Haburay, Mark Baxter, Suzi Matthews, Michael Waggoner,

Mark Baier and last but not least my family.

JJ Grey proudly plays Victoria Amplifiers, Gibson Guitars, and Electro-Harmonix pedals.

“Here at home, in the spring you feel as though you can almost swim through the smell of orange blossoms, the scent is that strong. It’s a completely intoxicating communique that states the blooms have opened, the hummingbirds are buzzing, the water is getting warmer, the days are getting longer and the nights are on their way to wilder!”  - JJ Grey

 

ORANGE BLOSSOMS

Well I snuck to her window to leave her a note

Will you come meet me at the back of the grove?

All the trees were in bloom that sweet smell in the air

We were trembling together we were young we were scared

True love is hard to find

I can smell those orange blossoms

I can see her standing here

When I smell those orange blossoms then I’m there

We swam in the lake we watched fire flies by night

She was my princess and I was her knight

but her daddy didn’t like me he ain’t like how I look

He said leave that boy be and that’s all that it took

True love is hard to find

I can smell those orange blossoms

I can see her standing here

When I smell those orange blossoms then I’m there

But I remember her vow how she wouldn’t forget me

and all these years later I can’t even remember her name

True love is hard to find

I can smell those orange blossoms

I can see her standing here

When I smell those orange blossoms then I’m there

Where did she go


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    Track Name Duration  
Play Preview 1 Orange Blossoms
Author/Publisher:  JJ Grey, JJ Grey Music, BMI
4:39
Play Preview 2 The Devil You Know
Author/Publisher:  JJ Grey, JJ Grey Music, BMI
3:32
Play Preview 3 Everything Good Is Bad
Author/Publisher:  Bond/Johnson/Perry, Songs Of Universal/Gold Forever Music, BMI
3:37
Play Preview 4 She Don't Know
Author/Publisher:  JJ Grey, JJ Grey Music, BMI
3:35
Play Preview 5 The Truth
Author/Publisher:  JJ Grey, JJ Grey Music, BMI
4:16
Play Preview 6 WYLF
Author/Publisher:  JJ Grey, JJ Grey Music, BMI
4:16
Play Preview 7 On Fire
Author/Publisher:  JJ Grey, JJ Grey Music, BMI
4:26
Play Preview 8 Move It On
Author/Publisher:  JJ Grey, JJ Grey Music, BMI
6:54
Play Preview 9 Higher You Climb
Author/Publisher:  JJ Grey, JJ Grey Music, BMI
4:07
Play Preview 10 Dew Drops
Author/Publisher:  JJ Grey, JJ Grey Music, BMI
3:36
Play Preview 11 Ybor City
Author/Publisher:  JJ Grey, JJ Grey Music, BMI
4:21
Play Preview 12 I Believe
Author/Publisher:  JJ Grey, JJ Grey Music, BMI
6:09
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