Croton resident and attorney Lawrence Savell has just released “Merry Lexmas From The Lawtunes,” his third album of allegedly-humorous lawyer-created law-related rock-and-roll holiday songs on his own indie label, aptly called LawTunes.
Following the precedent of his earlier releases, “The Lawyer’s Holiday Humor Album” and “Legal Holidaze,” the 15 songs on “Merry Lexmas From The Lawtunes” continue to take on a broad range of subjects regarding lawyers, the law, legal education, and the legal system. They cover the spectrum of life (and strife) as an attorney, “including but not limited to” ridiculous hours and the other sacrifices fellow lawyers (and thier families) make, headhunters and lateral movement, client relations, the adversarial system, the art of negotiating, time records and bills, meeting deadlines, document reviews, legal reasoning and argument, cross-examination, business travel, and year-end bonuses.
Tracks on his “Created-in-Croton” collection include: “Another Billable Christmas,” “Santa’s Headhunter’s Calling,” “Livin’ Life In Six Minutes,” “Merry Lexmas, Baby,” “I Got A Footnote In My Stocking,” “Ridin’ On A Red-Eye With Santa On Christmas Eve,” “Hey, Santa, I Appeal,” “We’re All Just Elves,” “So If Your Client’s Name Is Santa,” “Billable Christmas Blues,” “Merry Lexmas Time,” “You Don’t Wanna Cross Santa,” “Down the Halls of Nussbaum, Hanley” (parody of “Deck The Halls”), “The Twelve Days of Lexmas” (parody of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”), and “Billin’ On Christmas Eve.”
Mr. Savell’s songs incorporate a broad spectrum of rock-and-roll styles, reflecting the influence of both current bands like Coldplay as well as classic groups and performers like The Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, Bachman-Turner-Overdrive, Jerry Lee Lewis, and, of course, Elvis.
Composed, performed, and produced by a practicing (so to speak) litigation attorney, the CD—offered either solo or in partnership with its two predecessor albums as the “LawTunes Holiday Trio”—fills a void (as no fruitcake can) as a reasonably-priced holiday gift or party giveaway for lawyers, law students, law professors, law office and law department personnel, and the people who work with, live with, know and/or love them.
His albums are dedicated to the proposition that lawyers’ zealous representation of clients and furtherance of the public good can be only enhanced by a healthy willingness of lawyers to poke fun at themselves appropriately on occasion. They hopefully contribute to the effort to make people think a little differently about lawyers, and show that we are not necessarily humorless, boring, or incapable of self-deprecation (success on at least the last item is guaranteed).
“Merry Lexmas From The Lawtunes,” “Legal Holidaze,” and “The Lawyer’s Holiday Humor Album” are available at Lawtunes.com and at selected on-line music vendor sites. Free access to sound clips, images, and further information is available at LawTunes.com.