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Donnay, Roberta / A Little Sugar
Album:A Little Sugar Collection:Jazz
Artist:Donnay, Roberta Added:01/2013
Label:Motema Music 

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Add Date:2013-04-28 Pull Date:2013-06-30 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Joseph
Reviewed 2013-04-25 
Roberta Donnay & the Prohibition Mob Band
“A Little Sugar”
Label: Motema Music
Joseph
Reviewed 4/25/13

Nice swing vocals by local Bay Area artist and band performing Prohibition era proto-jazz classics.
No FCCs detected

*= favorite cuts

1 – (3:34) Oh Papa. Smooth vocals, mid-tempo shuffle, good horns & piano solo
2 – (2:35) You Got to Swing & Sway. More up-tempo jazzy number
3 – (4:04) Mama’s Gone, Goodbye* Slower, New Orleans-style blues
4 – (5:00) Say It Isn’t So Soft, beautiful cover of Irving Berlin classic. Piano, bass, drum backing
5 – (2:43) I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling Upbeat tempo on this one
6 – (3:51) One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show* Swinging number, variety of horn solos, nice
7 – (4:10) Rocking Chair Slow tempo, pretty rendition of Hoagy Carmichael tune
8 – (3:59) (Tropical) Heatwave Just so-so
9 – (4:41) You Go To My Head Mid-tempo, nice piano solo
10 – (2:37) Sugar Blues Swinging remake of Ella Fitzgerald’s version
11 – (3:49) You’ve Been a Good Ole Wagon* Funny, animated version of the classic. Nicely done
12 – (4:20) (I Want a Little) Sugar in My Bowl Smooth, mid-tempo swing
13 – (4:52) Empty Bed Blues Donnay original, wraps up her trip back in time

Track Listing
1.Oh Papa 7.Rocking Chair
2.You Got To Swing And Sway 8.(Tropical) Heatwave
3.Mama's Gone, Goodbye 9.You Go To My Head
4.Say It Isn't So 10.Sugar Blues
5.I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling 11.You've Been A Good Ole Wagon
6.One Monkey Don't Stop No Show 12.(I Want A Little) Sugar In My Bowl
 13.Empty Bed Blues