Monday, September 14, 2009

all about some drawers

The New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars - The Big Kibosh - I love these guys. They come close to what I was alluding to in the previous post except they start at the nexus of Klezmer of New Orleans Funk and aim skyward.

Chuck Carbo - Drawers Trouble (listen) New Orleans' Chuck Carbo - formerly a singer with the 50's doo wop group the Spiders; after that, a singles artist with Imperial, Ace, and Rex records - is all about some drawers: asking you to meet him with black ones on, women giving your drawers away, even the curious inverse "Don't Boogie With Your Black Drawers Off " on his Barber's Blues album. Granted his second act came with he recorded a version of the Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham blues standby "Meet me with You Black drawers on," but it seems that only fueled his drawers obsession. History should be kind to Mr. Carbo, for many a man has been driven to the edge by drawers.

Ed Frank Quintet/Ramsey McLean & The Survivors - The New New Orleans Music: Jump Jazz (listen) Most interesting part of this record is the vocal jazz variant Ramsey McLean and the Survivors take on Sun Ra's bizarre super-single "Rocket Number Nine."

Seks Bomba - Somewhere in the Town (listen) So yeah, all that is great and all, but evidently what I really want is cocktail-ready surf jazz. Drawers optional.

Calexico - Feast of Wire - And Calexico. I wanted to listen to Calexico do my favorite song of theirs. Here they are performing it, "Not Even Stevie Nicks," at Tipitina's, just to tie up the New Orleans thing.

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