Obama Mia

Obama Mia

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by Capitol Steps
     
 

Obama Mia is the 29th collection of song parodies written and performed by the Capitol Steps, a group of former Capitol Hill staffers. As indicated by the CD title, Barack Obama's successful presidential run is touched upon, though it seems as if only Democrats were involved in writing the political songs…  See more details below

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Obama Mia is the 29th collection of song parodies written and performed by the Capitol Steps, a group of former Capitol Hill staffers. As indicated by the CD title, Barack Obama's successful presidential run is touched upon, though it seems as if only Democrats were involved in writing the political songs in this volume. While Hillary Clinton, disgraced former Illinois Governor Ron Blagojevich and briefly, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, receive a few brickbats, former President George W. Bush and Governor Sarah Palin are skewered as absolute dimwits. It is apparent that no one involved in the making of this CD wanted to rain on Obama's parade. The Capitol Steps have consistently poked fun at both Democrats and Republicans in the past, nailing those who utter pompous or ill-informed statements, indulge in extramarital affairs, demonstrate a gross lack of ethics, etc. Other possible but overlooked targets include Senator Chris Dodd and Representative Barney Frank. That said, most of the songs are well-executed with many in the cast proving themselves to be convincing mimics, especially Mike Tilford (as Russian leader "Vladimir Putin" in the soulful "Midnight Raid on Georgia" andKevin Corbett as Bush. Topics of the moment are well-represented, including the auto bailout in "Help Me, Honda," the ridiculous "Octomom" (in a side-splitting reworking of "Greensleeves"), and the riotous, Tony Bennett-flavored "I Wrecked My Heart with Spam and Crisco." It will be interesting to see if there's a shift in the writing for volume thirty.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/19/2009
Label:
Capitol Steps
UPC:
0095632102925
catalogNumber:
1029
Rank:
184339

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Capitol Steps   Primary Artist
Lenny Williams   Piano
Richard Paul   Track Performer
Elaina Newport   Track Performer
Mike Tilford   Track Performer
Jamie Zemarel   Track Performer
Brian Ash   Track Performer
Bari Biern   Track Performer
Mike Carruthers   Track Performer
Andy Clemence   Track Performer
Nancy Dolliver   Track Performer
Mark Eaton   Track Performer
Brad Van Grack   Track Performer
Ann Johnson   Track Performer
Anne Willis Hill   Track Performer
Morgan Duncan   Track Performer
Jack Rowles   Track Performer
Tracey Stephens   Track Performer
Mike Thornton   Track Performer
Felicia Curry   Track Performer
Michael Forrest   Track Performer
Jenny Corbett   Track Performer
Jon Bell   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Elaina Newport   Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Mike Tilford   Composer
Bari Biern   Composer
Mark Eaton   Composer,Lyricist
Jim Smith   Engineer
Janet Davidson Gordon   Composer
Michael Forrest   Composer

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Obama Mia 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Wil More than 1 year ago
I am a perennial Capitol Steps fan; there's not much they can do that I don't enjoy. Their parody of Mamma Mia was out of this world. I laughed hard. The only selection that I can't say I was as thrilled with was Lirty Dies, just didn't think it was up to some of the past. Overall...if you like great political parody...you'll have a great time with this newest offering from the hallowed halls of DC.