Released 2 July 2020Download $8.91
Tin Pan Alley Vol.2 is Greg Poppleton’s latest album of 1920s- 30s hits sung in English, German and Spanish.
Review by Dave Doyle, Syncopated Times (U.S) full review here “Some sequels are unwarranted and altogether unwelcome: A second coronavirus outbreak. World War II. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. But there was one return I was happy to hear of recently—Greg Poppleton’s second disc of Tin Pan Alley classics, delivered in his very own vintage Australian style.
Greg—an actor and singer hailing from Sydney—eschews the evergreen hot jazz and big band styles for something a little older still, evoking the vibrato-rich, vaudeville voices of Al Bowlly, Al Jolson, and their ilk.
Vol. 2 also offers up an impressively broad palette of songs, for one singer and just a handful of musicians. “Sugar” is one for lying in the sun and sipping iced tea to (until your furlough is revoked and you’re back to work), while “San Antonio Rose” and “Carolina in the Morning” are definitely numbers you could get up and boogie (or perhaps Charleston) to.
Greg Poppleton has found his niche, and he’s sticking to it—and you won’t hear me complain about that.”
Greg Poppleton: 1920s - 30s vocals / Al Davey: Trumpet and trombone / Paul Furniss: Alto sax, soprano sax and clarinet / Grahame Conlon : Guitar, banjo / Mark Harris: Double bass (song 5, 6) / Darcy Wright: Double bass (song 9) / Adam Barnard: Washboard and snare / Lawrie Thompson: Drums and washboard (songs 5, 6, 9).
Recording: Peter Gage, Paul Mirtschin and Peter O'Malley (Sydney) - Phil Punch and Jem Hoppe (Electric Cave) / Mixing: Phil Punch and Jem Hoppe (Electric Cave) / Mastering: Bob Scott (Bob Scott Audio Design and Recording) / Artwork: Michele Tenaglia.
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