Tropical Gangsters

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All Music Guide - Sharon Mawer
Tropical Gangsters was the third album by Kid Creole & the Coconuts, released in the U.S. under the title Wise Guy, Kid Creole being the on-stage persona of August Darnell, the Latin Lothario dressed in a sharp suit and wide-brimmed hat backed by a troupe of female singers dressed for a Caribbean holiday, which included his wife, Adriana Kaegi. It was the thumping bassline and irresistible beat of the song "I'm a Wonderful Thing Baby" that finally broke him through to the big time, but even better was to come as Kid Creole released two of the better fun pop songs of 1982, "Stool Pigeon" and "Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy," totally irresistible, danceable, easy to sing ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Sharon Mawer
Tropical Gangsters was the third album by Kid Creole & the Coconuts, released in the U.S. under the title Wise Guy, Kid Creole being the on-stage persona of August Darnell, the Latin Lothario dressed in a sharp suit and wide-brimmed hat backed by a troupe of female singers dressed for a Caribbean holiday, which included his wife, Adriana Kaegi. It was the thumping bassline and irresistible beat of the song "I'm a Wonderful Thing Baby" that finally broke him through to the big time, but even better was to come as Kid Creole released two of the better fun pop songs of 1982, "Stool Pigeon" and "Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy," totally irresistible, danceable, easy to sing along to, and guaranteed to bring a smile to the face of pop dominated at the time by synthesizers and good-looking young men who looked more like girls. Darnell brought a cool sense of style to the charts of 1982, hitting number three with the album Tropical Gangsters and remaining in the Top Ten for 11 weeks. Unfortunately, the Coconuts are given little to do, although the female sassiness came through on the track "Loving You Made a Fool Out of Me." When it was finally released on CD in 2002, six extra tracks were added to the album, although these were mostly the 12" remixed versions of the hit singles and the track "Double Back," originally the B-side of "Stool Pigeon."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/20/2002
  • Label: Polygram Uk
  • UPC: 731458646129
  • Catalog Number: 586461
  • Sales rank: 41,232

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kid Creole & the Coconuts Primary Artist
Kid Creole Indexed Contributor
Carlos Franzetti Conductor
August Darnell Bass, Vocals
Andy "Coatimundi" Hernandez Vibes
Technical Credits
Carlos Franzetti Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Cory Daye Contributor
Clarence Banks Contributor
Bob Blank Engineer
Carol Coleman Contributor
August Darnell Director, Producer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Lori Eastside Contributor
Floyd Fisher Contributor
Michael Frondelli Engineer
Stephanie Fuller Contributor
Winston Grennan Contributor
Adriana Kaegi Contributor
Perri Lister Contributor
Andrew Lloyd Contributor
Mark Mazur Contributor
Cheryl Poirier Contributor
Jimmy Rippetoe Contributor
Dutch Robinson Contributor
Peter Schott Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Gail Thompson Drawing
Chris Wilshire Contributor
Eugene Grey Contributor
Jay Stovall Contributor
Sam Turner Contributor
Bruno Tilley Cover Design
Dan Aldea Arranger
Daryl Easlea Liner Notes
Keiron McGarry Remastering
Michael Zilkha Executive Producer
Ron Rogers Contributor
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Perhaps the best Album no one ever heard of

    Just listen to this masterpiece. Every song powerful, the music is big, lovingly crafted. Lyrically astonishing, seems like a perfect time piece for 1940' and 50's urban living in the USofA. I can't say anything about the bonus tracks. But the original songs are all perfect. Most underrated artist as well. Just as well, if he were commercially big, it would just ruin my personal enjoyment of this great artist. But he should be shared with the masses! Oh well, the masses are axxes.

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