Lucky Foot and Sunny Moon
(Not Your Daddy's Records)
Recorded by local producer and Dog On Fleas multi-instrumentalist Dean Jones, New Paltz-based Ratboy Jr. recently released their fourth LP, to the delight of adoring "kindie" fans young and old(-er). "Catchy and upbeat" is a genre requisite, but "clever and booty-shakin'" should also be guaranteed. Lucky Foot and Sunny Moon's vibrant and choreographed dance of voice and sound has all of the above and the horse you rode in on. Get jiggy while making a hat out of anything, rock on with your clown shoes on, skank it up with your robot pirate, and even learn about a mythical, sleepy, and bearded mountain man named Rap Van Winkle. The 14 appropriately short tunes include sweet keys and funky trombones by Jones, and tasty licks and vocal contributions from too many guest musicians to name. Parents will welcome something in the rotation that doesn't make the brain hurt.