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“Listen closely. The next voice you hear will be a new one. Newer than new. A coy, edgy, imaginative voice.

A shivery, fugitive voice, barely touching the notes, entering and departing the ear without leave.”  

 – Ira Sullivan

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Bob Mover on “Insight”

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My brother Bob Mover plays on a couple tracks of my (soon-to-be-released) ‘Insight’ LP and here’s a picture of Bob, Vinnie Zummo and me at Patsy’s Pizza in NYC after a recording session with Kenneth Barron & Cameron Brown (who are also on 1 track)!!

The inspiration behind ‘Martin Said’

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Just thought I’d share this archived post back from 2012 as a backdrop for what inspired me to write ‘Martin Said’ as follows…

Joy Mover /Facebook/December 19, 2012:

After the 1st of the many subsequent violent acts to follow, I began writing a song based on that Dr. King quote. “The time is always right to do what’s right” After the Feingold legislation’s ban on assault weapons expired, these senseless assaults on innocent citizens have become a standard part of American life. Maybe I need to go finish that song now… I took it out of the piano bench yesterday”

‘Martin Said’

In recognition of MLK Day 2016 and the relevance of a song I have written in his honor called ‘Martin Said’, I am releasing this song today on January 18th. It was produced and arranged by Vinnie Zummo who is best known for his 7 year stint as lead guitarist with Joe Jackson’s Band. This is the first single of the 8 song collection to be released individually throughout this coming year and then as an entire LP when all is said and done to be called ‘Insight’.

“That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do what’s right.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Lyrics:

Verse 1:

Oh the time is always right to do what’s right, Martin said
In the morning, afternoon all through the night
When the whims of fate and fortune
Sail you right on down the river
And the dreams you feed on,
Lives you lead on
Taking from the givers
And the time is always right to do what’s right, Martin said
Yes the time is always right to do what is right

Tell everybody to hold on tight
Tell everybody
It’s a wild ride
So hold on tight
Hold on tight

For the change
Need to change
If we change
When we change ourselves
We sustain the world
One person at a time
Can change
We can change
If we change
When we change ourselves
We can heal the world

Verse 2:

And the time it must be now to do what’s right
From the east to the west to the southern and northern lights
On a sea of change that rearranges
Yesterday’s tomorrows
Yet what still remains a dream’s refrain
Of happiness and sorrows
And the time is always right to do what’s right, Martin said
Yes, the time is always right to do what’s right

He said to tell everybody
An eye for an eye
Makes everybody blind
So hold on tight
Can’t see where we’re goin
Hold on tight

For the change
Need to change
If we change
When we change ourselves
We change the world

One person at a time
Can change
Rearrange
When we change
If we change ourselves
Maybe we’ll heal the world

Yes, we can change the world
Heal the world
Brothers and sisters
Boys and girls
If we love one another
We can heal the world
When we honor our mother – earth
And heal the world

We can change
Need to change
When we change
If we change
We change this world

And the time is always right to do what is right… Martin Said
Yes, the time is always right to do what is right

Martin Said Credits

 ©2015 Joy Mover 
Arranged and Produced by Vinnie Zummo
Lead Vocals: Joy Mover
Piano: Joy Mover, All other instruments: Vinnie Zummo, backup vocals by Janice Zummo and VZ
Mix Engineer: Kyle Kelso
Mastering Engineer: Steve Turnidge
Photographer: Seth Cashman
‘Insight’ Graphic Artist & Photo Re-touch: Eric Leipzig (Ziggy)

The Biggest Syndicated Independent Radio Music Show On The Internet

I’m so happy… to announce that my Samba track “Midnight Oil”  has been added to The Independent Music Show’s international playlist. If you can make it, please tune in tomorrow on Saturday 10th May at 2pm GMT (9am EST) to check it out!

Full playlist:

Fallen Arise – Under The Bliss Of The Sun
KES – Gimmie Your Luv
The Amber Snider Band – Bagel Song
The Cousin John Band – Crazy Ray
Sugarcane Collins – Downunder The Blues
Brenda Mulgrew – Lonesome Road
Joy Mover – Midnight Oil
Jacco Muller & Victor Ghannam – Angel Azul
Gavin Sutherland – Down To The River
Sara Johnson – Rumors
Fallen Arise – My Fall

If you tune in, please let Tom Lambert know you liked “Midnight Oil” via Facebook or Twitter!

Harmoniously,
~Joy

Joy Mover in Rotation at Women of Substance Radio

Women of Substance Radio

I’m pleased to announce that Women of Substance Radio is going to be playing ‘Maria’s Song’ as part of their Hot AC playlist (10-11AM PST / 1-2PM EST) for the next three months. They are also adding ‘Till There Was You’ to their Saturday jazz show (11AM-noon PST / 2-3PM EST) for the next three months. Thank you to Bree and all at Women of Substance for their support and kindness!