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MP3 Jerry - Its Jerry Time! Special Edition

This eclectic mix of piano, instrumentals and vocals from the Emmy winning web series Its Jerry Time! will put the fun back into your life.

19 MP3 Songs in this album (45:03) !
Related styles: Pop: Piano, Jazz: Ragtime, Type: Soundtrack

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Its Jerry Time! (https://www.tradebit.com) is the only animated web series to win the Emmy Award.

The series is based on the frustrating life of an older bachelor. These “ true tales from the life of Jerry” are told by Jerry Zucker and visually interpreted by his animator brother Orrin.

The series came about over lunch at a Wendy’s Restaurant one day when the two Zucker brothers were brainstorming and trying to come up with ideas for a TV show. At the time, Jerry told Orrin how angry he still was about a bartender who badgered him at a restaurant the night before.

High-tech animation by Orrin Zucker, a broadcast design veteran for over 20 years, was coupled with low tech storytelling improvised by his brother Jerry into a cheap handheld digital recorder, and within a month, the story went online.

"Who''s That Guy!?" debuted on November 12, 2005 and struck a chord with an internet audience who responded to the misadventures of the downtrodden everyman main character, the humor and the pathos. Monthly episodes followed along with a burgeoning audience. The buzz grew through blogs.

After only five episodes, Its Jerry Time! was nominated an Emmy Award. This was followed by articles in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Wired and Business Week and the effect was complete.

Its Jerry Time! won several film festival awards and after its thirteenth episode, "The Naked Swim,"(2007) it won an Emmy Award.

After a well-publicized twentieth episode "Speed Dating," (2009) which featured a biting dialogue exchange between Jerry and comedienne Kristen Schaal, who starred in HBO''s "Flight of the Conchords," and "Toy Story 3", Its Jerry Time! took a hiatus.

Then Jerry decided to record the Its Jerry Time! soundtrack. He found Stable Sound Studio in Newport, RI and the recording began in June 2009. It was originally intended as a solo piano album, but as things evolved, other instruments were added. By the time the smoke cleared a year and a half later, there were over seventy tracks and even a some vocals.

Engineer Steve Rizzo doubled as musician for many of the tracks, including drums and strings. His cat Greta was the mascot. She took a liking to the music and the cat-allergic Jerry, who had severe reactions several times. Sadly, near the end of the recording process, she crawled under the studio and died.

The collection of songs from the soundtrack blends eclectic styles of music, including ragtime, stride, blues, rock, classical, folk, children''s music.

The trademark out-of-tune piano used in the web series, which was incidentally recorded in Jerry’s living room, is a Yamaha U-1 upright. The piano used on the album is a Yamaha C7 grand piano, which was previously owned by Dave Brubeck who used it at Monterrey Jazz Festival appearances.

Two vocals are offered as bonus tracks.

"The Peck-Peck Song," which took the main theme from the episode "The Gobbler,"(2007) is now in the midst of becoming a Thanksgiving Day children''s sing along classic, boasting two popular music videos on youtube. It is currently being taught at schools around the country at Thanksgiving time. Wendy Warnimont (aka Antar Shanti) of Chicago is the humorous singer/vocalist of the tune.

The second vocal, "Put the Butter in the Fridge" took the main music theme from the episode "The Casting Call." Jerry wrote new lyrics in his 2008 bid as Presidential candidate and used the song to poke fun at Barack Obama, whose sloppy real-life habits were widely reported in the media at the time.

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