Strip-o-Rama Vol. 2 (LP+CD)
Having launched the first volleys (the popular, sparkling series comprising “Shake”, “Beach”, “Exotic” & “Strip-O-Rama”, illustrated by Remz), the disc jockey/collector El Vidocq once again delves into his Ali Baba’s cave of musical nuggets to compose a brand new series of follow-up volumes, this time entrusting the albums’ vintage graphics to the ever talented Jampur Fraize.
The first of these second salvos, “Strip-O-Rama vol2”, once again presents a languorous, striptease-inducing succession of torrid and groovy down-tempos. Savor the smooth rockabilly of Ray Smith, the easy-listening cha-cha of X-Ray, the delicate jazz of Mose Allison, the classy crooning of Dick Melary and the irresistible Yiddish version of “sixteen tons” by the ineffable Mickey Katz. As the songs flow by, space-time is rocked and rolled, pulled and torn asunder, until finally the tempo and voices take you on a melodious journey from the clubs of Las Vegas to your favorite cocktail bar… A velvety, retro and yet oh-so-modern journey, guaranteed turbulence-free!!!