Black Coffee

Black Coffee

by Ann Savoy & Her Sleepless Knights
     
 

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Cajun singer Ann Savoy & Her Sleepless Knights turn in another re-creation of French-style acoustic jazz of the mid-20th century on their second album, Black Coffee. The model, of course, is the Hot Club of France, with lead guitarist

Overview

Cajun singer Ann Savoy & Her Sleepless Knights turn in another re-creation of French-style acoustic jazz of the mid-20th century on their second album, Black Coffee. The model, of course, is the Hot Club of France, with lead guitarist Tom Mitchell making like Django Reinhardt and fiddler Kevin Wimmer like Stéphane Grappelli. That group didn't have a vocalist, of course, but here Savoy takes vocal choruses in between the jazz solos with the exuberance and phrasing of Maria Muldaur, though she is more of a straight contralto, lacking Muldaur's high notes. To add to the effect, she sometimes sings in French, with an accent often more suggestive of Baton Rouge than Paris. It's all quite pleasant, if in a distinctly retro manner.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/06/2010
Label:
Memphis Int'l
UPC:
0823862002520
catalogNumber:
225

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ann Savoy & Her Sleepless Knights   Primary Artist
Ann Savoy   Vocals
Kevin Wimmer   Fiddle
Tom Mitchell   Guitar,Vocals
Glenn Fields   Drums
Chas Justus   Rhythm Guitar
Eric Frey   Upright Bass

Technical Credits

Bessie Smith   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Django Reinhardt   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Abe Lyman   Composer
Don Redman   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Gus Arnheim   Composer
Henry Creamer   Composer
Arthur Freed   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Turner Layton   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Ann Savoy   Producer
Joel Savoy   Producer,Engineer
Kevin Wimmer   Arranger
Blue Lu Barker   Composer
Matty Malneck   Composer
Joseph Young   Composer
Hoffman   Composer
Maurice Sigler   Composer
Tom Mitchell   Arranger,Duet
C. Smith   Composer
Goodhart   Composer
Louis Poterat   Composer
Dino Olivieri   Composer
John Henry   Composer
Stuart Balcom   Composer
Nino Rastelli   Composer

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