Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys | Put a Flavor to Love

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Put a Flavor to Love

by Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys

Lovely Songs from the 1910s, 20s and 30s delivering a bundle of cleverly fun but forgotten tin Pan Alley, early hot jazz, saucy bits, late ragtime gems, vaudeville and Vitaphone numbers as well as yiddish and French Knock-out ballads.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. Put a Flavor to Love Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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2. Troubled Waters Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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3. If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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4. My Bundle of Love Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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5. Happy Feet Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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6. Red Hot Flo From Ko-ko-mo Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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7. Biscuit Medley Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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8. Cotton Picker Rag Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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9. Hurry On Down Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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10. I'm Tired of Everything but You Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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11. When Jenny Does Her Lowdown Dance Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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12. Sittin' On a Rubbish Can Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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13. All My Life Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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14. Monmartre Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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15. Nuages Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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16. Fairy On the Clock Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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17. I'm a Whole Lot Wilder Than I Look Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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18. I Like You Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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19. Yiddish Hula Boy (Becky I Ain't Coming Back) Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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20. Lambchops (Do You Believe Me?) Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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21. Mestizia Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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22. Smile Your Bluesies Away Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Contains obscure, naughty and lovely songs from the 1910s, 20s and 30s, with soulful, rustic and authentically inspired interpretations of early 20th century hot-jazz, late ragtime, ballads, blues and novelty tunes. Chock full of lovely adornments and alluring vintage photos from Janet's collection.

Janet Klein and her distinctive musician pals bring to life 22 rare, diverse and lively songs from the 1910's, 20's and 30's with Janet's third and most ambitious CD: PUT A FLAVOR TO LOVE.. The charming Ms. Klein and her band The Parlor Boys deliver a bundle of spirited and inspired renditions of cleverly fun but forgotten Tin Pan Alley, early hot jazz, saucy bits and late ragtime gems. Adding to the band's already extensive performing repertoire of early jazz tunes these merry-makers zestfully branch into obscure vaudeville and Vitaphone numbers, Hawaiian, Yiddish and French knock-out ballads. The CD's 22 song selections of rich musical heritage are once again gorgeously packaged, inspired by early 20th century ephemera and designed by Janet and friends.

PUT A FLAVOR TO LOVE is a feast for the ears, eyes and heart!
Included songs of note are: Put A Flavor to Love, written and originally rendered only as a test pressing by the unique clarinetist and vaudeville contortionist Wilton Crawley, diamond in the ruff bluesy Troubled Waters once performed by Mae West, two delightful but obscure Vitaphone numbers Lambchops, originally performed by George Burns and Gracie Allen, and anomalous Biscuit Medley, which survived only as a soundtrack to a lost film.

Also lost and found are Hurry on Down which was banned from radio broadcast in the 30's, Ian Whitcomb's Uncle Stanley Dameroll's wonderfully quirky song Fairy On The Clock, Janet's oy tipsy rendition of the Klezmir/Hawaiian novelty tune Yiddish Hula Boy, and two beautiful ballads, the wistful Nuages, a Django Reinhardt tune featuring rarely performed French lyrics and the stunningly sublime All My Life originally recorded by a 19 year old Ella Fitzgerald in the early 30's will leave you spellbound and swooning.


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Dawn

Oh so sweet
The musicianship is extraordinary and the spirit is seductively fun. These old time tunes never sounded better. A jewel.

Linda

a rave...
Great style -- fun to listen to. Makes me happy.

CD Baby


She's done it again and tickled our fancy with another charming yet saucy and sassy mix of songs from the 1910's, 20's and 30's. With a shuffley, sugary, light and lippy mix of tin Pan Alley, early hot jazz, late ragtime gems, vaudeville and Vitaphone numbers, these little gems talk back, spank and seem to bat their eyelashes with sharp mischievousness.

Michele

Another great one!
Every tune is a peach - I'm enjoying this on a daily basis.

Lisa Missen

Vintage optimism
Cheeky, mischievous and flirtatious. A true gem of the genre. What a wonderful representation to an era of music where people could get the double meanings and sly references from the lyrics and could feel both naughty and brazen for the skills. Thank you for opening the time capsule and revealing hope and joy.

The Gutiar Man

Good Music. Love the Violin, the old style Rhythm Guitar.
Great Music. You seldom get to hear music in this style any more. The Musicians have it.

The Guitar Man

Evret Newman

Thoroughly delightful!!
As with each of Ms. Klein's CDs, the tunes are enjoyable, the musicians superb and Janet's voice is the icing on the melodic cake!

Bryan ~ Salem, OR

Janet Klein & her Parlor Boys do it again, another excellent CD ~ 5 Stars * * *
If I could say 12 things about this CD, they would all be good!

wrbtu

Authentically done with spirit!
My favorite songs on this one are Sittin' On A Rubbish Can, I'm A Whole Lot Wilder Than I Look, I Like You, Yiddish Hula Boy (Becky I Ain't Coming Back) (check on the video for this song on her website), & Smile Your Bluesies Away. All of them are enjoyable & get even better with repeated listening. Nice crystal clear versions of these old songs, authentically done with spirit.

J. Randall Hicks

A Toe-Tappin' Good Time!
Put a Flavor to Love has a lot to offer anyone who loves music of the 20s and 30s. Janet Klein has a great persona and the Parlor Boys are skilled musicians with a great sound. It's unique, interesting, and whole lot of fun to play. The group has really done their homework!
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