Friday, January 9, 2015

Bowles Bros.: Roger Buys a Fridge

The Bowles Bros. band as featured on Mermaid Frolics was a hot jazz combo par excellence. So I bought this, their only LP. Disappointingly, this evokes nothing so much as the Starland Vocal Band. It's like Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks and Steely Dan got in a transporter accident and appeared on the Enterprise fused into one group. (They had one single on Decca, which is also included here.)

Charlie's Nuts
Fito
Dashed With Tabasco
Outside Runner
Just One of Those Things
Roger the Dodger
A Game of Chess
Beguine Again
Disparate Dan
Hawaiian Cowboy
Lay It Back

Album & single audio & artwork

DISCLAIMER: To the best of my knowledge, this work is out of print and not available for purchase in any format. If you are the artist and are planning a reissue, please let me know and I’ll remove it from the blog. Also please get in touch if you’ve lost your art &/or sound masters and would like to talk with me about my restoration work.

1 comment:

  1. I noted your comment regarding Steely Dan meets whomsoever.
    Politely, I think you're missing an important thing transferred by the music. Those groups are American, these people were British: Something lost in the translation I fear!

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