Perhaps the hardest working drummer in all of San Diego, Pa' is also a family man who wanted to find some music that his two young boys might enjoy. Problem was, all the music out there was made only for kids, and wasnít really something that would make an adult tap their feet. The world needed a collection of songs that parents and children could listen to together. Always being a bit of a closet Rastafarian, Pa's vision of the future was clear. He would create an album of reggae music for the whole family to enjoy.
Pa' set forth on his quest, setting up camp at the mighty Cape May Sound Laboratory with his trusty assistant, Kevin Mankins. Together, the pair assembled a staggering array of musical talent, Lige Curry, longtime bassist for George Clinton; Harold Todd, who provides his smooth sax skills to Lenny Kravitz; Jose Serrano from Santana, and world-renowned trumpet player, C-Money, each adding their magical touch to País musical vision.
The result of these efforts is "In The Jungle", the debut album from Pa' Fletch. This collection of reggae-inspired tunes sends the adult listener to a tropical paradise of steel drums and fuitful drinks, while the kiddos are enthralled by the catchy lyrics and topical subject matter ñ from the sage advice of "Brush-E, Brushy-E, Your Teeth" to the appetite-inducing "Macaroni and Cheese."
There's something for everybody to enjoy.
All songs written and arranged by Ed Fletcher
Mixed and Engineered by Kevin Mankins
1. PUT ON YOUR PAJAMAS
Ed Fletcher-drums, bass, keyboards, percussion, bird whistle, Harold Todd-flute
2. ACCIDENTS HAPPEN
Ed Fletcher-drums, keyboards, percussion, Lige Curry-bass, Ivan Garzon-guitar
3. IN THE JUNGLE
Ed Fletcher-bass, keyboards, percussion, Donnie Barthalamy-drums, Pelmark "Pele" Anders-guitar
4. A LA MODE
Ed Fletcher-drums, keyboards, percussion, Lige Curry-bass, Pele-guitar, C-Money-trumpet
5. BRUSH-E BRUSH-E YOUR TEETH
Ed Fletcher-drums, keyboards, percussion, Lige Curry-bass, Pele-guitar, Christopher "C-Money" Welter-trumpet, Eric Gabriel-Keyboards
6. LACTOSE TOLERANT
Ed Fletcher-drums, bass, keyboards, percussion, breast pump, Lige Curry-bass
Ed Fletcher-vocals, drums, bass, keyboards, percussion, C-MONEY-trumpet, keyboards, Pele-guitar
8. I LOVE PARKS
Ed Fletcher-vocals, drums, bass, keyboards, percussion, C-Money-trumpet, keyboards, Pele-guitar, Jose Serrano-guitar, Oguer "OG" Ocon-congas
Ed Fletcher-vocals, drums, bass, keyboards, percussion, Lige Curry-bass solo, C-Money-trumpet
10. MACARONI AND CHEESE
Ed Fletcher-drums, bass, keyboards, percussion, steel pan, Lige Curry-bassm C-Money-trumpet, Pele-guitar