THE LAWTUNES Sea­son’s Brief­ings (The LawTunes)

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Le­gal hu­mor is of­ten quite amus­ing, but more so if you’ve never been served a writ. Lit­i­ga­tion at­tor­ney and record pro­ducer Lawrence Savell’s new­est self-pro­duced al­bum of­fers sim­plis­tic lyrics, a retro folk/rock sound, and the oc­ca­sional wail­ing sax­o­phone through the course of 10 tin­sel-time tunes. It’s a to­tally toe-tap­ping, hummable nov­elty record, en­joy­able enough to play once— and prob­a­bly no more— ev­ery hol­i­day sea­son. The song “Sea­son’s Brief­ings” re­minds us that there’s “noth­ing but plain­tiffs ev­ery­where” as it com­ments on every­one’s greed this time of year. “Was That You I Saw in Santa’s Suit?” plays off its jokey ti­tle to tell us the story of old Saint Nick’s law­suit against hu­man­ity (he’s mad be­cause we all wait un­til the last minute to be good). “Clothes in the Ham­per, Tushies in the Tub” is a doo-wop trib­ute to Christ­mas Eve bathing. A cou­ple of the tunes are fairly straight­for­ward and without hu­mor, like the ef­fec­tive coun­try bal­lad

“Headin’ Home on a Hol­i­day Night.” — Robert Nott

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