Kid Creole and the Coconuts - Too Cool to Conga

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Kid Creole and the Coconuts - Too Cool to Conga (Snapper/Charley) Album

"Get that stick from out of your behind!", urges August Darnell aka Kid Creole - the 70s NY scenster turned 80s UK hit maker. So lets party like its 1949. And why not? If Michael Parkinson can dictate the music scene to the masses (easy listening equals easy money) who am I to argue with the original arch retro-stylist if he's determined to grab a slice of the nu-jazz bonanza?

So this is tailored to the golden oldies as well as the young fogeys. And refrencing old hit Annie, I'm not your Daddy is the clever way to snare-in mom and pop too. My favourites are the cheeky I Saw her First, Man Oh Man and Personal Assistant.

Though title track Too Cool to Conga is the exact point where sublime crosses over into ridiculous.

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