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Cajun singer Ann Savoy & Her Sleepless Knights turn in another re-creation of French-style acoustic jazz of the mid-20th century on their second album, Black Coffee. The model, of course, is the Hot Club of France, with lead guitarist Tom Mitchell making like Django Reinhardt and fiddler Kevin Wimmer like Stéphane Grappelli. That group didn't have a vocalist, of course, but here Savoy takes vocal choruses in between the jazz solos with the exuberance and phrasing of Maria Muldaur, though she is more of a straight contralto, lacking Muldaur's high notes. To add to the effect, she sometimes sings in French, with an accent often more suggestive of Baton Rouge than Paris. It's all quite pleasant, if in a distinctly retro manner.
Top Albums and Songs By Ann Savoy & Her Sleepless Knights
||The Way You Look Tonight||If Dreams Come True||4:21||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Ces petites choses||If Dreams Come True||3:56||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Si tu savais||If Dreams Come True||4:50||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Getting Some Fun Out of Life||If Dreams Come True||3:32||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Black Coffee||Black Coffee||3:56||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered||If Dreams Come True||4:44||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||If You Don't I Know Who Will||If Dreams Come True||4:20||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||New Orleans Blues||Black Coffee||3:20||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||J'Attendrai||Black Coffee||4:11||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||It's Like Reaching for the Moon||If Dreams Come True||4:37||$0.99||View In iTunes|