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Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor (Caro Emerald)

Cd/Dvd Reviews - Light Classics


Caro Emerald
Dram CD0064

by Francis Merson on June 7, 2011 (June 7, 2011) filed under Light Classics | Comment Now
The Dutch chanteuse serves up 1920s Chicago with contemporary studio sheen.

Dutch singer Caro Emerald holds the record for the longest time at No 1 on the Netherlands pop charts. But Deleted Scenes has even more impressive things to recommend it.

Emerald has taken the sound world of 1920s Chicago and given it a slick, studio sound of today. So you could use it to dance the Charleston, or the krump, or whatever it is the kids do nowadays.

I can handle the electronic beats, but the synthesized horns really cheapen this recording. But all in all, a delightful bit of Eurotrash to titillate fans of Helen Kane, Fats Waller and maybe even Amy Winehouse.

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