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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (369 customer reviews)


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  • Audio CD (October 23, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mojo / Jive
  • ASIN: B00005RIJH
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (369 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,144 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4. Here Comes the Snake
5. Mister White Keys
6. Come Back to Me
7. Brown Derby Jump [#]
8. Dr. Bones
9. Pink Elephant
10. Master and Slave
11. Drunk Daddy
12. No Mercy for Swine [#]
13. Cherry Poppin' Daddy Strut
14. Shake Your Lovemaker

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Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Zoot Suit Riot

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Swing At Last March 29, 2005
Format:Audio CD
This is a great cd for swing music. The music is very fast, upbeat and bright. It is very nice to see some interest in this genre again. The only caution about this cd is that some of the themes of the songs are highly questionable for a younger audience. Otherwise, grab your sweetheart, your fedora, a great zoot suit and hit the dance floor!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars for neo-swing, it's great stuff! April 26, 2000
By John
Format:Audio CD
Cherry Poppin Daddies! Another one of my favorite swing bands. However, these guys are a little more hardcore than anybody else... lyrics are a little fun to listen to, as the name of the band can imply. The tempos are a little more variant, ranging from a nice slow gander to a fast lindy. But the music is still excellent! As mostly original songs, this album can give quite a bit of spice to a night of swingin. The band does have a few other albums, I believe, but as hardcore as these people are, I think this cd (a compilation of their best music) is just the right amount of their kind of swing music. It is a little more modern than all the other swing bands... but that's also what's fun! Check it out. You'll like it!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hooray for dirty Swing September 29, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Swing was well before my time, but damnit if it wasn't good music. I am glad a modern band came along to play some swing without treating it like some sappy background music for a church party.

"Zoot Suit Riot" includes some fast-paced swinging (!) tunes about fights with sailors, bady guys, getting drunk, and of course some good old-fashioned questionable romantic pursuits.

The lead singer doesn't have the best voice of the decade, or even the year, but he is good enough and he sings like he has something to say. The music backs this up, and the result is an album with the energy we should expect from a dance genre.

If anyone is bothered by songs about fightin' and philanderin' and dirty dancin', maybe they should pass on this and go listen to one of those nice wholesome 16th-century operas about rape and murder.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Damm Good Swing Cd. August 3, 2002
Format:Audio CD
This is a damm good swing cd. Don't listen to the other reviews saying that its Ska. There are only traces of Ska in tracks such as Dr Bones, and Pink Elephant. The band is excellent but they do have a habit of adding extra horns and a piano player don't get me wrong these sound great but it makes me wonder if they would sound as good live. As for the lyrics some may find them offensive but in that case don't buy the cd. My opinion? I thought that the lyrics fitted in well with the songs and the style of music. If you like Neo Swing and bands such as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Royal Crown Revue then this cd is defiantly for you.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice... almost great October 9, 1999
Format:Audio CD
CPD is a good band. They are tight, efficient, skilled with their intruments, and fun to listen to. But are these guys a GREAT band? I don't think so, yet. Zoot Suit Riot was one of my first forays into the world of swing. It's catchy, full of fun, semi-memorable riffs, and the singer oozes suave, but they're also missing something vital to this kind of record, which is a basic understanding of what swing is all about. They've attempted something new, which is honorable: to take contemporary musical themes and mix them with the 40's beat. Unfortunately, some of the intent is lost in playback, and the whole record sounds a bit smarmy and anti-nostalgic. On the other hand, is it fair to argue that swing MUST be just like it was back then? But here's what I say. It's fine to modernize swing. The guys doing it back in the day were modern. I think the problem lies in the subject matter itself. The songs of the 40's dealt with easy-going stuff: love, dancing, swinging, clubs, vegas, stuff like that, rather than the darker issues of that time. In contrast, CPD tries to deal with those of the 90's: abusive parents, sex, and alcoholism, to name a few. I just don't think there's a place for that stuff in the swing genre. CPD used it in their ska/punk albums to good effect, but when it comes to swing, they ought to stick to the stuff that makes swing fun to listen to. The best new swing bands out there are the ones that can play about stuff that's swingin', but yet still modern. The Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra is a great example. Read more ›
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This CD flat out JAMS!! August 31, 1998
Format:Audio CD
In parousing the other reviews, I notice that the only ones that are negative make reference to this music "not being real swing..." C'mon people...you are missing the boat. Instead of buying this CD with preconceived ideas of how it should sound, just slap it in your player and enjoy it for what it is...extraordinary song-writing, amazing musicianship, and more heart and soul than you could ever want. If you pay attention to any of the press on what the band is about, you would know that the very thing they want to steer clear of is rehashing the 30's and 40's swing. Unlike many of their contemporaries, (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Squirrel Nut Zippers, etc), they do not aspire to create a sound that could fit seamlessly into that distant era, but instead want to create new and exciting sounds like you find on this fantastic CD. For those of you who are open-minded and just love excellent music....buy it and enjoy!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good quality would buy it again
Published 7 days ago by wild bill
5.0 out of 5 stars music is great, BUT THEY NEED TO LEARN HOW TO PACK ...
music is great ,BUT THEY NEED TO LEARN HOW TO PACK THE ITEM, IT ARRIVED WITH A TOTALLY CRUSHED AND BROKEN CASE, SENT THEM PHOTO'S AND EMAIL AND NO RESPONSE.STILL AFTER 2 MONTHS.
Published 1 month ago by Jerome Goldberg
3.0 out of 5 stars I expected more. Probably my fault. Got caught ...
I expected more. Probably my fault. Got caught up in one song....you know how that goes.
Published 2 months ago by Daddy-O
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great music!
Published 3 months ago by Eric Vossler
5.0 out of 5 stars great service
Zoot Suit Riot arrived in perfect shape and brought back great memories for my husband who had lost his original copy!
Published 4 months ago by Linda Lankford
5.0 out of 5 stars Zoot suit Awesome!
This cd has incredible dynamics of jazz and swing style with touches of modern pop melodies worked in. Just a masterpiece of old school meets new world. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Eddie
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Swing Influenced Album
Given a group named "Cherry Poppin' Daddies," one should not be surprised if all lyrics are not rated "G. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Paul Moreau
4.0 out of 5 stars Zoot Suit Riot
Similar sound to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Keeps you jumpin! I get a lot of quilting done when listening to Zoot Suit Riot.
Published 12 months ago by Jennifer Camp
5.0 out of 5 stars Rocking tunes
These folks take you back to a different era, really love them, squirrel nut zippers all reminds me of Cab Callaway music makes you want to start singing plan to buy more of their... Read more
Published 14 months ago by PATTI J SWANSON
5.0 out of 5 stars always solid gold
Saw the daddies play several times in Eugene, Oregon went to many an after party with them and the satin love orchestra. Read more
Published 16 months ago by W.lay
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