Announcing!!! “Oh!” the latest, newest CD collection of Rare, Vintage, Rollicking Musical Funtime Frolics from the 1910’s, 20’s and 30’s, as sung and performed by Janet Klein & Her Parlor Boys. Janet and the Boys are the best at what they do! They’re unearthing, revivifying, rejuvenating, Vaudevillinating, whoopifying and bringing to joyous life tunes so rare and surprising that they are off the map! Here are the sonorous, hauntingly frank and clever sounds of a lost America, an underappreciated time between the two world wars. This is music that kept people up all night in speakeasies, barrelhouses, dance halls and Vaudeville theatres by the millions. When this band dishes out these neglected melodies and lyrical gems you know you’ve been spoken to. This CD is a “where have you been all my life” musical lost and found treasure box.
Oh How Sweet! The band’s ruff and ready live approach to song recording comes across from the first to the last cut. In the first and title track song “Oh!” the band shows an affinity to the expressive unique quirky charm that Robert Cloud gave his arrangement of the same song in 1927. The songs: “When The World Is At Rest” and “Ida I Do” are just simply stunning. “Who-oo? You-oo! That’s Who”, “Oh!” and Blanche (sister of Cab) Calloway’s “Concentrating On You” benefit from the thrillingly buoyant horn trio of Corey Gemme, Dan Weinstein and Brad Kay. The naughty and suggestive “I’m Busy and You Can’t Come In” is notable for it’s breakdown of harmonized humming by the band.
Fix your lamps on hotcha sweetie & ukulele chanteuse Janet Klein and just some of the notable members of the Parlor Boys: Ian Whitcomb, author and British invader of pop music fame circa 1960’s, Tom Marion and Robert Armstrong, members of Robert Crumb’s Cheap Suit Serenaders and Brad Kay, former member of The Original Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo.
Oh My! This is the 5th CD from the enchanting Ms Klein and her highly acclaimed, girdle-bustin’ bunch of West Coast Jazz Archeologists whose previous CDs include:
1998 Come In To my Parlor 2002 Put A Flavor To Love
2000 Paradise Wobble 2004 Living In Sin
OH! Is a gorgeously- packaged little candy box of vintage Jazz-Age Delights-Obscure, Comical, Lovely and Spirited musical bon-bons from the Only Decades That Were Ever worth a Hill O’ Beans.
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