"In the land of swing, this Teddy would be King." --Montgomery County Gazette
"…righteous melodies and classic rhythms…" --Port Halcyon
That's the general consensus about King Teddy's 2003 EP "Short Stack," a six-song sampler designed to keep their fans swinging until the quintet could produce a full-length release. And swing they did – this teaser was one of the reasons for the warm and unusually swift affirmation King Teddy received from Washington, D.C. area swing lovers, who had this to say about the EP:
"...strong with a sweetly retro feel. It had me bopping around the living room..." --Twist List
"They swing-- get the disc!" --Jitterbuzz
"...an amazing sound, King Teddy should pat itself on the back for its authenticity and originality." --mp3.washingtonpost.com
The cd features songs that have become fan favorites, including the raucous “Phantom of Main & Ordinary Street," driven by a thumping drum beat and local favorite Chris Watling’s mighty baritone sax, the sweetly reminiscent “Forever,” which is one of King Teddy’s most requested songs, and the tried and true showstopper, courtesy of the Fab Four and some stylistic liberties.