Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|David Rose & His Orchestra, Sonny Lester & his Orchestra, Bobby Summers|
Take It Off! Strip Tease Classics
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, R&B
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A little disappointed...
Eddie Landsberg | Tokyo, Japan | 05/05/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As a HUGE fan of RHINO and their really cool compilations and box set serious, as well as such great kiche as Capital's ULTRA LOUNGE series, I have to mention a little disappointment in this one... Great topic, great tunes but well, the guys didn't really dig too deep or do their homework - - Basically this isn't really a compilation but a TWO FOR ONE ALBUM Most the tunes come from the mid-60s Sonny Lester swing session turned post-Master's and Johnson novelty album HOW TO STRIP FOR YOUR HUSBAND Vol. 1 and 2 with three "bonus tracks" - - Had RHINO released it as thus, and perhaps included the original liner info, then I think it would have been a good deal... but since it was presented as STRIP TEASE CLASSSICS.... well, two words... JIMMY FORREST and EARL BOSTIC... uh uh, not there... Further, the liner notes don't really chronical the era or capture the story behind the music (you could find out more glancing through the Something Wierd Video catalogue) - - The story of the music, the clubs, or even the legends (two words - - Betty Page) don't really appear... In fact the guy writing the liner notes even jokes about having no idea who Sonny Lester was (!) As for the music itself - - heck yeah a lot of the stuff swings, grinds and bumps... (In my book Lullaby of Birdland and Strip Poker win the gold medal for sankiness !) but overall I think this compilation isn't just exactly what you'd come to expect from the same great label that put out the BEAT GENERATION BOX SET and all those other retro-era series...
(P.S. A bit of trivia... Sonny Lester recorded a follow up to HOW TO STRIP FOR YOUR HUSBAND called HOW TO STRIP FOR YOUR LOVER in the '90s featuring Lonnie Smith on organ ! Worth knowing !)"
Not just for stripping....
cupidsnotebook | Editor, cupidsnotebook.com | 08/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This disk has been in my CD-player for a week! The music is energizing, catchy and has that fantastic combination of innocence, flirtiness and exaggeration that brings the days of burlesque into your livingroom. If you want to strip for your partner without seeming sleazy, just popping this in and walking to the music will give you the inspiration you need. You'll know what to do after that.But there's more, it's so cute, upbeat and out-of-place in your daily life it's a great pick-me-up before work, calms your potential road rage, and brings out good cheer even after the worst work day. If you like to smile, treat yourself to this little number."
Hard to resist the urge to shimmy and shake!
Eddie Landsberg | 06/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After admiring the concept of this cd for a while, but not commiting to buying it, I finally felt spontaneous and ordered it. If you're any sort of fan of the old, classy burlesque shows of days past, or a fan of big production vegas numbers...pick this up! If you have ever wanted to strip for your significant other (or whomever else tickles your fancy)...pick this up! If you are a little shy, this music will do a lot to inspire you, with it's big band sound, wailing horn sections, and some really great grandiose numbers that you can't help moving along with. The rhythm section and horn section of some of these feature orchestras put together some seductive selections. Some of these songs are familiar numbers that you may remember enjoying, and the others are new favorites to be! Truly a great soundtrack when you're thinking of something very classy, and a little risque!"