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Peggy Cone & The Central Park Stompers by Peggy Cone

Get ready to party and dance the night away. Peggy Cone is hot and swings like crazy, thanks to Peggy's ability to project a lyric and have fun doing so. A first rate band backs her up on this session featuring star trumpet player Jon Kellso.

"Flip Flop and Fly"opens the show with a brisk rendition setting the kind of mood that Peggy wants to convey throughout the recording, upbeat and happy. Hot sax work from Chris Creviston and solid playing from the rest of the band.

Drumming a la "Sing Sing Sing" from Stefan Schatz begins this chestnut ("This Can't Be Love") from Rodgers and Hart. Peggy sings for a brief moment before letting the band cut loose into a hot and steamy romp. Kellso's trumpet roars with a classic New Orleans Second Line beat driving the song. Make sure that you have a clean bill of health from your doctor before listening to this tune Peggy and the band pack a lot into the three minute length. There was an article in Downbeat recently discussing What ever happened to the three minute song. Listen to this track and find out how important it is to have tight arranging and stellar playing. Good example of what a classic three minute song should sound like.

Wynona Carr's "Til The Well Runs Dry" is more uptempo party music this time featuring guitarist Satoshi Inoue. Hot steady vocals from Peggy.

"Daddy" ends this recording. A song written by Bobby Troup, features Satoshi Inoue's guitar, as well as Peggy's fun way of vocalizing. The rest of the band backing her nicely.

Remember a time many many years ago when singing was fun, the band was having fun, and most importantly, the audience was having fun? Listen to this recording and enjoy. I bet you won't be able to sit still for a minute. Get your dancing shoes out and prepare to dance the night away! If you ever have a chance to catch Peggy live, if this recording is any indication, prepare for a fun evening of great music and good times.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Peggy Cone
  • CD Title: Peggy Cone & The Central Park Stompers
  • Genre: Jazz Vocals
  • Year Released: 1999
  • Record Label: Peggy Cone Entertainment
  • Musicians: Peggy Cone: Vocals; Chris Creviston: Sax; Andrew Hall: Bass/ Vocals; Satoshi Inoue: Guitar; Michael Kanan: Piano; Jon Kellso: Trumpet; Stefan Schatz: Drums
  • Rating: Five Stars
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