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Larkin McLean

by Larkin McLean

Smoky, sexy jazz to drink pina coladas to- taking you away to an intimate nightclub on a tropical island. Seductive vocals backed up by some of the band members of Brazzaville make you.... not want to go home alone.
Genre: Jazz: Bossa Nova
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1. Mangos
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2:53 album only
2. Somebody's In My Orchard
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3:32 album only
3. Let Me Love You
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2:49 album only
4. Satisfy Me One More Time
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3:12 album only
5. No One Ever Tells You
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3:32 album only
6. You Got A Date With The Blues
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3:30 album only
7. My Ideal
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2:13 album only
8. No Moon At All
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2:23 album only


Album Notes
It was the late-great pianist and arranger George Gaffney who told Larkin she should make an album. She decided to make an album of obscure sexy jazz standards. A magical 100% synchronicity happened when someone gave her Producer Kenny Lyon's telephone number.

Larkin and Kenny met up in a bar in K-Town (Korea Town) across the street from the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California. An area where jazz clubs once thrived. Kenny bought Larkin a tomato juice and the rest is history. They have been working together ever since. Larkin and Kenny also made an album with all original songs called "X-rated Musical"

Kenny Lyon, is a talented guitar/bass player. He was born in Miami and reared in Zaire and Seville, Spain. His playing career progressed from cruise ships and clubs to recording and touring with numerous bands. Currently he is with Brazzaville and Los Super Elegantes. He has also played with Jann Arden, David Baerwald, Mark Curry, and The Divinyls. He was involved making the Lemonheads CD, "Car Button Cloth," and survived the yearlong global tour to support it. In addition to playing, producing (Mark Curry, El Hefe) and recording, Lyon also writes novels, screenplays, essays and short fiction.

Danny Frankel on Drums/Percussion. Danny Frankel hails from Washington D.C. He studied with jazz legend Paul Motian, Mike Pacheco (Bongo Date '58) and Cassio. He's played with Brazzaville, Lou Reed, Jewel, Urban Verbs and The Flying Karamozov Brothers, for whom he memorized the percussion to Stravinsky's "L'Histoire du Soldat" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. His selected discography includes Lou Reed, Marianne Faithful, Fiona Apple, Luscious Jackson, Madeleine Peyroux, Steven Bernstein (Hollywood Diaspora), and Micheal Penn. Also, his own record on W.I.N., "New Thing On Jupiter." Danny is credited in a new book about bongos by Trevor Salloum. Currently, he's been on a world tour with K.D. Lang and he plays with Dakah hip hop orchestra.

David Ralicke on Trombone/Sax-A respected veteran of the L.A. music scene, Ralicke's resume includes eight years playing with the Hollywood ska band, Jump with Joey and a four year stint touring and recording with Beck. Along the way he has also recorded and/or toured with the esteemed and varied likes of Macy Gray, Ben Harper, Ziggy Marley, Natalie Merchant, Ozomotli, Action Figure Party, Smokey Hormel's Henri, Jude, Boom Shaka, Ras Michael, Brazzaville and Cambodian rock band Dengue Fever.


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rich pulin

very sexy stuff
hi, i'm rich pulin and i have an album on this site called "pulin for YOU"...i'd just like to say that i think larkin is great and she could sing with my band anytime.....OR..if david ralicke gets tired of the gig, i wouldn't mind playing with larkin!

Juana J. Rodriguez

Larkin McLean.X-Rated
Larkin is a new kind of singer and composer..I do have a great admiration for her art...and beauty..

Mohammad Rahman

Sweeet deeelight!!
A delightful little CD that is absolutely worth getting. 8 gems of perfect bossa nova, beautifully played with sweetly sexy, teasing vocals. A real treasure that leaves you wanting more and more. This album is right up there with Frank Sinatra's collaboration with Antonio Carlos Jobim. And, yes, it's an ideal choice to have sex to!

M. Adams

A superb blend of sultry vocals and steamy rhythmns of Tropical Isles.
This album fits into a small genre of music, which I find it hard to describe, and even more difficult to find recordings. Beautifully sung lyrics with a bit of love and humor; but what separates this from most other such artists is the distinct tropical beats and rhythms. For those of us who long for warmer climates and romance, and have a fondness for Bueno Vista Social Club, and still mourn the tragic loss of Kirsty McCall...FINALLY, we can purchase an OUTSTANDING CD showcasing the talents of very fine muscians and enjoy a mojita!

Mike Keane

short and sweet
Really nice album, catchy tunes that you will find it hard not to move with.

Denise Viera

Perfect Lights-Down-Low Music...
The first time I heard Larkin sing "You Got A Date With The Blues," my immediate reaction was jealousy. I wanted to be Larkin Mclean, with that velvety smooth, buttery soft style, that voice that makes men's hearts melt. This CD is the perfect lights-down-low accompaniment to an evening in each other's arms, or cuddled up by yourself with a good book and a nice glass of wine.

But I'm still jealous...

Felicity Keys

Charming! Sweet! Addictive!
I purchased this CD after being advised that it is good to cook to. Good advice it was! I was chopping, stirring, and dancing in the kitchen. The songs are infectious, as is Ms. Larkin's sweetly sexy voice. Not only is this CD great in the kitchen, you'll want to play it while getting ready to go out on the town, or while luxuriating in a long hot bubble bath. I enthusiastically await her next CD!

Lady C

great! great! great!
loved the bossa nova beat to the tracks.

Lady C

great! great! great!
loved the bossa nova beat to the tracks.