Love is a Straitjacket

by Christopher Tolomeo

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In a musical blender, combine 1 cup crazy bebop, 3 tablespoons creepy instrumentals, 2 teaspoons of crooning jazz, and dash of (what else?) insanity. The result: the second album by Philadelphia-based musician Christopher Tolomeo.


released July 29, 2011

Recorded at BradySound Studios ( in Woodlyn, PA by Gregory Brady.

Album produced by Christopher Tolomeo.



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Christopher Tolomeo Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Christopher Tolomeo is an active multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, music director, composer, and conductor. He has appeared on nationally-released studio recordings (including Mercury Radio Theater and The Low Budgets), written/produced an original musical, and performed in numerous jazz bands, cabarets, and pit orchestras in the Tri-State area. ... more

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Track Name: Love is a Straitjacket
Love is a straitjacket making your life an asylum.
Feel it grip tight all around you, not letting go of your soul.
Track Name: I Know You've Heard It Before
I know you've heard it before: you've beauty and talent galore. You've heard it from your friends and even strangers. You've heard it so much it's become a bore.

But please allow me to boast, and raise my glass in a toast: to you, my darling, you have made me feel good through and through.
I think I've fallen for you.
Track Name: I'll Never Hear You Say You Love Me
Without you, my life is pretty plain without you.
But with you, the sun and moon shine just for me.
But now, nothing remains.
Without you, I'll never hear the words: "I love you, too."
Track Name: Let's Win the Lottery!
Let's hit the jackpot, let's get rich.
I wanna get lucky with you, baby:
Let's win the lottery!