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Too Cool To Conga (CD)

Too Cool To Conga (CD)

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One is tempted to call it inevitable that Kid Creole and the Coconuts would make an album to take advantage of the swing revival. The Kid Creole persona and style always owed something to Cab Calloway, among other ingredients, but here bandleader August Darnell makes the debt explicit, calling the disc "a creative nod of gratitude to the masters of yesteryear," Calloway in particular. He has not entirely sacrificed his self-deprecating wit, especially in the shaggy dog story of the title song and a remake of "Endicott," and Michelle Tuthill's turn as a torch singer on "Get Rid" is a typical bit of Coconuts turnaround. But what matters on this album is the neo-swing sound that has been a weapon in Darnell's arsenal since some of the purveyors of the trend were in grade school.

Track List

  1. Let's Jam!
  2. Flip, Flop and Fly/My Gal's a Jockey
  3. Man, Oh Man
  4. Personal Assistant
  5. I Saw Her First
  6. Stingy Brim
  7. Savanna
  8. Who's Your Daddy Now?
  9. Endicott
  10. Get Rid
  11. Too Cool To Conga
  12. 1+1=1
  13. Choo Choo Cha Boogie

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