It's easy to learn, once heard not easily forgotten, funny yet serious, light-hearted yet touching: a parable of our times and for our times.
The chorus of 'Jake and the Juveniles' would have a very good chance of winning the annual Doveton Talent Contest if only they could get Jake out of bed in the morning. But even when they do, down at the shelter where they rehearse, they are met with the demolition men and then the blank face of bureaucracy.
Although they are close to despair, this is where, with his unexpected arrival on the scene, the Right Genie comes in very handy. But, instrumental though the genie is in pushing for the rights of our hero and the Juveniles, he also encourages Jake to look beyond his own immediate problems, however important they may seem, to a world where children have more pressing needs than his.
Thomas and Richard Allen have produced a splendid and hugely enjoyable work for young people today, suitable for performance with any number of singing participants with a backing of keyboard, minimum, then drums, bass and melody instruments.
This piano/vocal score comes with chord symbols throughout and includes the full text plus 2 CDs containing demos and backing tracks for rehearsal or performance. Lyric sheets for Jake and the Right Genie are also available as free downloads with this book at www.hybridpublications.com.
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- Right Genie, The
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- That's What We Like To Hear
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Richard Allen & Thomas Allen
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