Title: Cinderella Sings the Blues
Catalogue Number: Kitten Kong Records KKR200601
Review Format: CD
Release Year: 2006
Lana Martino-Smith certainly has gone to the ball. She gives us classy late night blues and sophisticated torch songs - a bit like Koko Taylor meets Peggy Lee. These are the sort of songs where you should turn the lights down low, curl up with a good woman and get out the good whisky (a single malt Scotch, there is no substitute) - after all, everyone appreciates a fancy liquor!
"Moanin" has a solid blues bass beat with a bit of Doors inspired organ to provide contrast; while "Cry Baby'" is enhanced with a superb laid back double bass beat that gives it such a cool feel that you'll need a scarf and gloves to listen to it. With "Crippled Heart Blues" we have a wonderfully stylish slow paced blues number that is certainly our personal favourite. This is a sadly all too short collection of songs, and is so classy you almost expect it to a have a dress code.
June 21, 2007
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