Shake the Rum
Released just before the pandemic in March of 2020, Shake the Rum features 11 scorching calypsos, beguines and waltzes, guaranteed to melt the ice in your drink. The Tropicales are in fine form here, recorded live in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans. Turn up those soundsystems!
Presents For Everyone!
We're thrilled to release a CD of tropical Christmas music with the help of Latitude 29, the fabulous den of all things tiki in New Orleans' French Quarter. Here we bring you classic calypsos, a Cuban Christmas Eve song, an old chestnut, and an original of mine featuring a lovely vocal from my wife, Mia Goldsmith Halloran. Hope you mix up a boozy punch, throw a log on the fire, or open up the windows, and dance around the tree! Be it a douglass fir, 1950s aluminum, or coconut palm.
Recorded straight to 78 rpm acetate disc, 1950s era biguines to liven up a cocktail party. Bottoms up!
Tomas Majcherski. Clarinet.
Zayd Sifri. Percussion.
Pete Olynciw. Bass.
Doug Garrison and Robin Rappuzi. Drums.
Tom McDermott and Shaye Cohn. Piano
Max Bein Kahn. Guitar
Todd Burdick. Banjo.
Charlie Fardella. Trumpet.
Tim Laughlin. Clarinet.
Steve Pistorius. Piano.
Tom Saunders. Bass.
Walter Harris. Drums.
Jimbo Mathus. Vocals on tracks 3 & 7.