This is a song that swings but I still wouldn’t call it a typical swing song. However, it works for dancing and it’s a nice one to spice up your DJ sets.
She began her folk career by performing in local clubs and coffeehouses at night.
By day, she attended Brown University to study ethnomusicology, a field that would eventually fuel the diversity and depth of her own music.
In 1995, McKeown entered the mid-Atlantic song contest held by the songwriters’ association in Washington, DC, and finished as a semi-finalist.
With proof that others believed in her talent, she worked hard to found a label of her own, where she could record her music free of outside constraints.
After creating TVP Records, she enlisted help from other artists to record her debut album.
In 2006, she returned to the studio to record a standards album, Sing You Sinners.
From that album is the song Cou Cou. Sorry for the cheesy YouTube clip (it was not released by the artist herself)
I like the atmosphere in this song, and her accent singing the lyrics. 😉
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