Dad Jokes, Volume 1

Status: Complete

Dad Jokes, Volume 1 is the first stage of a project called Dad Jokes. It is a piece consisting of five distinct sections. Each section will form the basis of a distinct piece, standing on its own. Each piece will be given a name which is a pun. For example, “Didja Redo?”

Volume 1 uses drum samples from classic and contemporary tunes Funk tunes as the basis for each section. Volume 2 will will have five sections just like Volume 1. In the end, the plan is to have ten pieces in the Dad Jokes collection. The sampled drums will be replaced with virtual drums I play on the keyboard.

Turn My Back On Love” – Skull Snaps (George Bragg)

Dap Walk” – Ernie and the Top Notes Inc. (?)

Can We Rap?” – Carleen and the Groovers (Carleen Jean Butler)

My World” Lee Fields & the Expressions (Homer Steinweiss)

Soul Pride” – James Brown (Clyde Stubblefield)


I’ve never dedicated a piece to anyone before. But this, for what it’s worth, has to be dedicated to Lillian – Beppie!