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Life in the Tropics

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If It's This Hot, Let It Burn!

    Life in the Tropics had me on my feet & moving from the very first song, ''Club Paradiso'', and from there it just keeps getting better. Tropics? Well, I live in the tropics, Hawaii & this is so hot, you want to grab someone & dance in the sand,on a hot sultry night listening to ''I Found Heaven''. This is all heaven, left me wanting more of their sexy sound.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Band, Stellar Performances!

    The Rippingtons have done it again. Life in the Tropics brings me back to vacationing on the beach. I love the latin influnce in this album with Russ's stellar guitar work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Rippingtons Throw A Party.

    Let the partying begin! The Rippingtons return on yet another new record label but this time it¿s on Russ Freeman¿s Peak Records. Russ has written a ¿hot¿ bunch of songs that fuse the confidence of his band The Rippingtons and many of my favorite contemporary jazz stars. ¿Club Paradiso¿ starts things off with Eric Marienthal giving the chorus a buoyant little swing. ¿Caribbean Breeze¿ has a flamenco feel to it and is punctuated by Peter White on classical guitar. Elsewhere ¿Be Cool¿ has a happy vibe with a killer hook by saxophonist Dave Koz. From there, the tempo heats up on the Latin spiced ¿Rhythm of Your Life¿ featuring lead vocals by Daisy Lourdes Villa, the burning ¿Avenida Del Mar¿ and the festive ¿South Beach Mambo¿. And for more of a cool groove, there¿s the title track featuring Bob James on keyboards and ¿I Found Heaven¿ with vocals by R&B emissary Howard Hewitt. Something for everyone¿the album will please old Ripps fans and is sure to attract new ones. I¿m ready for a Life in the Tropics, are you?

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    Posted February 7, 2011

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