by Squirrel Nut Zippers
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Squirrel Nut Zippers' second album, Hot, was one of the most surprising success stories of 1997. Like the group's debut, The Inevitable, Hot is comprised entirely of good-natured, if slightly tongue-in-cheek, postmodern big-band music. The band has nailed the sound of jump blues and swinging jazz, and if the Zippers don't have the chops of real big bands, they do have enthusiasm and a sense of humor. Of course, for purists of the genre, that collegiate sense of humor might make Hot a little unbearable, especially those instances when Katharine Whalen sounds uncannily like Billie Holiday, only without the substance. For those willing to overlook such things, they'll find Hot to be a good time, filled with songs nearly as infectious as the group's breakthrough hit, "Hell."

Product Details

Release Date: 06/04/1996
Label: Fontana Mammoth
UPC: 0035498013720
catalogNumber: 980137

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Performance Credits

Squirrel Nut Zippers   Primary Artist
Ken Mosher   Guitar,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Ukulele,Vocals
Duke Heitger   Cornet
Jimbo Mathus   Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Tenor Banjo
Don Raleigh   Bass,Gong
Katharine Whalen   Banjo,Ukulele,Vocals
Andrew Bird   Violin
Chris Phillips   Percussion,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Trap Kit
Tom Maxwell   Clarinet,Guitar,Baritone Saxophone,Vocals,Resonator

Technical Credits

Brian Paulson   Producer,Engineer
Chris Eselgroth   Graphic Design
Mike Napolitano   Producer,Engineer
Lane Wurster   Art Direction
Jimbo Mathus   Composer
Chris Phillips   Contributor
Clay Walker   Producer
Tom Maxwell   Contributor

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