Zoot Zoot Riot anyone?
Remember the times at the end of the 1990s during Swing revival craze when Neo Swing combos mushroomed? Cherry Poppin' Daddies were one of these bands and they just released a new album going back to the roots.
White Teeth, Black Thoughts
Release date: July 16, 2013
Available media: CD (Standard and 2CD Deluxe edition) and AAC/mp3 downloads
About Cherry Poppin' Daddies
“You can’t fake something that’s fine,” says Steve Perry, founder and frontman of the one and only Cherry Poppin’ Daddies.
Masters of both extraordinary elegance and bird-flipping fury, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies are indeed the real deal.
Ever impossible to pigeonhole, White Teeth, Black Thoughts sees the Eugene, Oregon-based big band pushing themselves to the outer limits of inspiration and invention, resulting in two-count ‘em-two distinctive collections.
The primary album marks CPD’s first jazz and swing-powered outing in more than a decade, while the exhilarating bonus disc is built upon a twisted frame of guitar-slinging rock ‘n’ roll.
Perry once again affirms his standing as a songwriter, bandleader, and bomb thrower of the first order with songs like the defiant “I Love American Music,” utilizing deeply embedded textures of the past to directly and provocatively face up to our present and future.
As brave and articulate as it is boisterous and celebratory, Cherry Poppin' Daddies’ White Teeth, Black Thoughts is the souped-up, swinging sound of America’s dance band playing as the ship goes down.
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- The Babooch
- I Love American Music
- Whiskey Jack
- Doug The Jitterbug
- White Teeth, Black Thoughts
- Brown Flight Jacket
- Bloodshot Eyes
- Jakes Frilly Panties
- Huffin' Muggles
- I Want A Bowlegged Woman
- Concrete Man Blues
I know that some of you will think this is not swing music but I want to be open-minded here on the website (not necessarily as a Swing DJ, though).
In fact, Cherry Poppin' Daddies' music was quite big when I started dancing in 1999 and that's why I published their new album release.
What do you think about “Neo Swing”? And more important, will you include some of these new songs in your DJ sets? Let's start a discussion here. Leave your thoughts in the comment section below!