C9S2CD9 Picked by@spurssimon follow his life in music year by year (amongst other things) at the great blog rumbles and grumbles which is linked at the right hand side of the blog.
This album is a greatest hits, but doesn’t mention which part of their career it covers or when it was released. I think it was packaged together for the UK market when swing dancing was becoming popular and doesn’t even have a picture of the band and you get the idea it was pulled together in a hurry. There are 7 members of The CPD’s however there is an additional 29 musicians on this album including a 9 piece brass section classed The First Church Of Sinatra who play on Come Back To Me.
Most of the tracks are as mentioned up tempo danceable songs that are full of innuendo, Shake Your Lovemaker, Here Comes The Snake, and Dr. Bones, give you an idea of what I mean! I don’t know why I’m trying to explain this they are called the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, what more do you need to know!! Saying that Drunk Daddy addresses alcohol abuse and domestic violent, all be it in a very crude way......
“Drunk Daddy broke my fingers
Drunk Daddy kicked my head
Drunk Daddy smashed my Sister
Turned my whole world red”
The album is a bit to samey for me tracks merge from one to another without really making an impact, I much prefer the band I mentioned previously Roomful Of Blues, that for me have much more variety to their music and a bit more style. I can’t hate this album but I also can’t imagine playing it again this side of 2020.