66 2/3

( 1 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
The Frank & Joe Show's second CD continues in the same vein as their debut recording. Frank Vignola, a superb Django Reinhardt-inspired guitarist, and drummer Joe Ascione, a monster percussionist who plays a subtler role in this group than typical outings, once again explore a wide range of musical styles, including standards, classical works, Latin numbers, and original compositions. The light, consistently swinging sound of the band will remind some listeners of mandolinist David Grisman's releases for Acoustic Disc, though the instrumentation of the two groups is significantly different. The delicious take of "It Might as Well Be Spring" removes any trace of the ...
See more details below
CD
$15.64
BN.com price
(Save 7%)$16.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (3) from $11.89   
  • New (3) from $11.89   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
The Frank & Joe Show's second CD continues in the same vein as their debut recording. Frank Vignola, a superb Django Reinhardt-inspired guitarist, and drummer Joe Ascione, a monster percussionist who plays a subtler role in this group than typical outings, once again explore a wide range of musical styles, including standards, classical works, Latin numbers, and original compositions. The light, consistently swinging sound of the band will remind some listeners of mandolinist David Grisman's releases for Acoustic Disc, though the instrumentation of the two groups is significantly different. The delicious take of "It Might as Well Be Spring" removes any trace of the song's original wistful feeling as the band rekindles it with a brisk arrangement and a slight Latin flavor. The musicians also have a blast with classical fare. "Hungarian Dance No. 5" finds them at their most inventive, outdoing comedian Allan Sherman's hilarious vocal interpretation of the 1960s "Hungarian Goulash No. 5" without singing a note. Their live medley of "Bach Partita No. 2 for Solo Violin" and the rapid-fire "Mozart Jam" actually based upon the composer's "Turkish March" is a masterpiece. The weakest links remain the vocal tracks. Jane Monheit's breathy, overdone take of "Manhattan" somewhat mars an otherwise fine recording. The far better vocalist Janis Siegel helps revive the long forgotten "Glow Worm," but her multi-tracked harmony vocals prove to be a bit distracting. There is also a cooking, unlisted bonus track at the end of the CD, evidently recorded during the same live radio performance mentioned earlier. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, Victor Sheldrake, who contributed the deliberately loony liner notes.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/10/2005
  • Label: Sin-Drome Records
  • UPC: 825005933425
  • Catalog Number: 9334
  • Sales rank: 251,736

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Frank & Joe Show Primary Artist
Mark Egan Bass, Group Member
Janis Siegel Vocals, Guest Appearance
Dave Valentin Flute, Guest Appearance
Joe Ascione Percussion, Group Member
Gary Mazzaroppi Bass, Group Member
Ken Smith Guitar
Frank Vignola Bass, Guitar, Group Member
Jane Monheit Vocals, Guest Appearance
Rich "Dusty Chopmeat" Zukor Percussion, Group Member
Joel Forbes Bass, Group Member
Rick Zukor Percussion
Chuck Ferruggia Percussion
Technical Credits
Johannes Brahms Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Jimmy Kennedy Composer
Pablo Beltrán Ruiz Composer
Joe Ascione Composer
Alan Brandt Composer
Eddie DeLange Composer
Joel Dorn Producer, Audio Production
Osvaldo Farrés Composer
Norman Gimbel Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Henry Grumpo Marx Executive Producer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Gene Paul Engineer, Mastering
Frank Vignola Arranger, Composer
Geoff Gans Art Direction
Steve Mazur Engineer
Louis Alter Composer
Bob Haymes Composer
Paul Lincke Composer
Georges Boulanger Composer
Joe Asione Composer
Victor Sheldrake Liner Notes
Jamie Polaski Engineer, Mastering
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Pure Modern-Day Americana

    Great CD from a great band. The CD is chock-full of goodies from "Glow Worm" to the Untitled Track (actually titled "Gravitational Pull"). Checkout their debut CD "33 1/3". Frank and Joe are a must see live band too!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews