Royal Crown Revue – Caught In The Act [live] (1997)

Royal Crown Revue - Caught In The Act [live] (1997)
Artist: Royal Crown Revue
Album: Caught In The Act [live]
Genre: Retro Swing
Origin: USA
Released: 1997
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps

Tracklist:
Intro (0:47)
Barflies at the Beach (3:01)
Boogie After Midnight (4:50)
Something’s Gotta Give (2:44)
Honey Child (3:49)
Park’s Place (3:18)
The Mooch (3:48)
Hey Pachuco! (8:29)
Who Dat? (3:10)
Mousetrap (2:38)
Datin’ With No Dough (2:28)
Hot Rod (8:31)
Poppity Pop Goes the Motorcycle (6:59)

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The Royal Crown Revue is one hot little band. Here the sextet roars through a set of originals and jump swing standards in a live performance. The band is all swagger and attitude. But while the vocals can tend toward a sing-song sameness of spoken-word rapping, the horns and rhythm section constantly rev things up. On tracks like “Park’s Place” and “The Mooch,” the band really cuts loose, especially the horns. Other highlights include “Barflies at the Beach” and the band’s signature tune, “Hey Pachuco!” which the group performed in the film The Mask. Not as solid as the band’s major-label debut, but enjoyable.
Review by Ross Boissoneau

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