Baby Caught The Bus

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
The full-length debut from Melbourne-based Clairy Browne & the Bangin' Rackettes, 2012's Baby Caught the Bus, features the ensemble's swaggering mix of old-school soul, doo wop, and R&B. Centered around the sultry, powerful vocals of singer Clairy Browne, the band evinces a heavy '60s pop aesthetic while still delivering a contemporary spin on its influences. Tracks like "Love Letter," "Aeroplane," and "Far Too Late" are bluesy yet danceable cuts that feature the band's full horn section and sassy backup singers. In that sense, the band mixes the jazzy pop of the late Amy Winehouse with the vintage soul sound of Mayer Hawthorne. They also bring to mind the similarly...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
The full-length debut from Melbourne-based Clairy Browne & the Bangin' Rackettes, 2012's Baby Caught the Bus, features the ensemble's swaggering mix of old-school soul, doo wop, and R&B. Centered around the sultry, powerful vocals of singer Clairy Browne, the band evinces a heavy '60s pop aesthetic while still delivering a contemporary spin on its influences. Tracks like "Love Letter," "Aeroplane," and "Far Too Late" are bluesy yet danceable cuts that feature the band's full horn section and sassy backup singers. In that sense, the band mixes the jazzy pop of the late Amy Winehouse with the vintage soul sound of Mayer Hawthorne. They also bring to mind the similarly inclined work of such acts as Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Duffy, and the Pipettes. Ultimately, while many of the songs on Baby Caught the Bus sound as if they could be long lost Motown singles, there is an urgency and fresh energy to the album that makes it an immediately infectious listen.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/2013
  • Label: Vanguard Records
  • UPC: 015707828826
  • Catalog Number: 782882
  • Sales rank: 12,854

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Love Letter (3:04)
  2. 2 Vicious Cycle (4:01)
  3. 3 Aeroplane (3:32)
  4. 4 Baby Caught the Bus (2:40)
  5. 5 I'll Be Fine (3:09)
  6. 6 Far Too Late (3:35)
  7. 7 She Plays Up to You (2:45)
  8. 8 Frankie (3:16)
  9. 9 Yellow Bird (4:44)
  10. 10 You Don't Owe Me Nothing (3:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Clairy Browne & the Bangin' Rackettes Primary Artist
Natalie Browne Vocals, Guest Appearance
Peter Bee Guitar, Group Member
Harry Angus Trumpet, Guest Appearance
James Macaulay Trombone, Guest Appearance
Jules Pascoe Bass, Group Member
Gabriel Strangio Keyboards, Group Member
Darcy McNulty Saxophone, Group Member
Ruby Jones Group Member
Loretta Miller Group Member
Clairy Browne Vocals, Group Member
Camilla McKewen Group Member
Nick "Ricky" Martyn Drums, Group Member
Simone Page Jones Vocals, Guest Appearance
Adrian Perger Trumpet, Guest Appearance
Technical Credits
Ross Cockle Mastering
Pierre Baroni Cover Photo
Stephanie Bailey Back Cover Photo
Pascoe Composer
S Jones Composer
Steve Schram Producer
Brian McNulty Composer
Gabriel Strangio Composer
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