суббота, 9 июля 2016 г.

Kay Martin And Her Bodyguards 1958



Tracklist
A1 Fever
A2 Blue Moon
A3 Big Mamou
A4 Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
A5 Sentimental Journey
A6 I Ain't Mad At' Chu
B1 The Heel
B2 Summertime
B3 Swamp Girl
B4 I Got It Bad
B5 Johnny Guitar
B6 Baby, Did You Hear

Martin was not only a topless model, but a lounge performer. The perfect woman?! 
Dig the kooky cover of "Blue Moon" a la The Champs' "Tequila," the rockabilly rumbler (with unexpected three-part harmonies towards the end) "I Ain't Mad At 'Chu," and a version of Gershwin's "Summertime" that sports the new-and-improved lyrics: "Your daddy's a flip and your mommy's a gasser."  If you were expecting something more Rusty Warren-ish and ribald, you may be surprised by such dark, weird, atmospheric gems as "The Heel," "Johnny Guitar" and the self-explanatory "Swamp Girl."  When she tries to play it straight on standards like "Sentimental Journey," it isn't too interesting - she sings  better than you'd expect, but not that well. Her enthusiastic Body Guards (rock that accordion!) chime in from time to time.