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  • Audio CD (August 4, 1998)
  • Original Release Date: August 4, 1998
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fontana Mammoth
  • ASIN: B000009PNN
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,395 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Recorded over a year before its release and put on hold thanks to the phenomenal ride of 1996's Hot, their third release is where the jazz-hoppin' Squirrel Nut Zippers separate from the rest of the nostalgic Voodoo Cherry Daddy pack. Perennial Favorites covers a lot of ground: aching balladry ("Low Down Man," complete with pedal steel and intoned lovingly by chanteuse Katharine Whalen), hilarious show-tune homages ("Ghost of Stephen Foster"), romping props to the past ("Pallin' with Al," a nod to guitarist Al Casey). Thanks to imaginative arrangements, "The Kraken" and "My Drag" transcend retro hipness to forge unique sonic paths. "Suits Are Picking Up the Bill," a zingy diatribe on capitalism, may not turn out to be a smash hit like the earlier "Hell," but these Favorites should endure. --Don Harrison

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Smile, laugh and enjoy.
John Barelli
If nothing else, that live, spur of the moment feel is one aspect that makes Perennial Favorites so wonderful.
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Perennial Favorites is consistently good throughout the entire album.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Bach on October 4, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Like many reviewers here, it took me a few listens to get into the groove of this CD although some hit the spot immediately, like Ghost of Stephen Foster. I think it is fair to say now though, that I am possessed by it--it's my top pick for studio music. And I have to say, the more I listen to it, the more I am absolutely impressed by this band's headstrong individualistic determination to cut their own path and make it work, damn it, and if you don't get one or two songs then too bad for you--they're there anyway!
It's my understanding that this band is from N.C. and plays around there quite a bit--I sure wish they were a local Boston band because they'd garner themselves a cult following pretty quickly although I'm sure they have a huge one down there. Squirrel Nut Zippers, come up here! I, for one, want to dance to your music in person!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Blackberries on July 31, 2003
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I didn't really consider myself a fan of swing, but after listening to this swinging beauty, I'm at least a Squirrel Nut Swing afficionado. There really aren't any bands nowadays that come close to the Zippers in originality or heart. These guys pour their heart and soul into their instruments, and the result is a joyous collection of quirky treasures running the gamot from country ballads to showtune classics. The Djangoesque Pallin' With Al, the merry swing of Suits are Picking Up the Bill and the fun Pallin' with Al are my favorites. This album was a really a pleasant surprise to me, and I'm very glad I picked up a copy of it. Give it a try.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 21, 1999
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This Cd is the best CD i own! SNZ has its own type of music, a blend of swing, zydeco, jazz, big band and rock. This CD will appeal to almost anyone of any age. All my freinds were skeptical of it at first, but after listening they all want to know where they can get it! A GREAT CD!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By pigsqueak@hotmail.com on May 23, 1999
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This album proved to me that the Squirrel Nut Zippers are the best retro band out there. It's true that there aren't a lot of straight swing tracks on Perennial Favorites aside from Suits are Picking Up the Bill. However, this CD showcases the band's musicianship and sets them completely apart from the other swing clone bands that are out there. It's not an album that you'll like right away as a whole but if you listen to it a few times its genius will become apparent. A truly original album unlike any I've heard in a long time. Put Fats Waller, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, and a little Charleston and tango in the blender and you have Perennial Favorites.
If you like this album and the Squirrel Nut Zippers, you might also check out Lavay Smith and the Red Hot Skillet Lickers.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 5, 1998
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I am new to this retro-neo-swing. I have listened to Cherry Poppin' Daddies and the Brian Setzer Orchestra and both are great fun to listen to. They are different from each other but both keep you listening. What started me on my new kick, however was the Squirrel Nut Zippers. I saw an ad in a store and commented on the name. My friend told me that they were "one of those new swing bands", thus along with the GAP commercial, i decided to give swing a whirl. Having never heard SNZ sing before, I did not know what to expect from "Perennial Favorites." I was not disappointed in the slightest. The music can not be classified in any one way. Sure, it is "swing", but it goes beyond. Some songs sound like Dixieland Jazz, others are soft and Billie Holiday-ish. There is even one track which reminds me of "tango" music. You can learn so much about music and its roots from listening to this album, it is that eclectic. I litera! lly listened to it all day while working and only turned it off when I had to go home. I have seen reviews saying that this may not be as fresh as "Hot"... I cannot vouch for that, but if it is then that probably means that "Hot" is certainly something to ponder. In the meantime, I am very happy I bought this CD, it was well worth it. And to think, I only perked my interest from seeing a silly name for a group. Squirrel Nut Zippers, what does that mean anyway?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Marsha Lyons on April 11, 2001
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Was looking for something different, and definitely got it here. Katherine Whalen's voice reminds me of Billie Holliday. There's a wide mix of styles here. Ghost of Stephen Foster sounds kindof klezmerish. Pallin' with Al is a little like jazz guitarist Django Rheinhardt. When I first got it, my first impression, was too weird. Put it away for a month. Got it out again and started playing it in the car. After the second or third listen, it REALLY started growing on me. At first, it was just a couple of songs, like the fun Suits Are Picking Up the Bill and Pallin' With Al. Then, I really started getting into the incredibly strange Ghost of Stephen Foster. Now, I just love all the songs on this album. This CD is going to be in my player for awhile, and I'm back looking for more SNZ. If this one doesn't catch you right away, put it away for awhile, then give it another chance when you're in the mood for something really different. Try it, then try it again. If you're up for something really complex and interesting and totally different from pop and top 40, I'll think you'll grow to love it too.
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