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Born under a bad sign. Downhill all the way after that.

Q: If you could travel back in time, to what era and location would you go, and why?

A: The Sands Casino, Las Vegas in the early 60s: On stage, Sinatra accompanied by The Count Basie Orchestra. Sweet parcels of sound couriered directly to your table courtesy of The Chairman of the Board/Present Day: The Presidential Suite at The Bellagio. The Holy Trinity: Marvin Gaye’s music, a showgirl and room service/ March 28 1968: Bobby Darin at the Copacabana Club, New York. Backed by the Joseph Merle Orchestra, Darin delivers Mack The Knife with the all precision, confidence and authority of a Mafia hitman conveying a bullet straight into his victim’s cerebellum/The Cote d’Azur, July 1966: Ellington, Ella, Espresso, El Ninos & Elle/Swingin’ Sixties, Sergio Mendes, Caipirinhas on Copacabana Beach, a gorgeous girl from Ipanema, bossa nova on the boomin’ system. Jobim’s mellifluous melodies, “tender like two-day lobster-red Rio sunburn”/Midnight in Manhattan, mid-90s, martinis, dancing and romancing at The Rainbow Room/Club Hi-Ho, somewhere off the Reefs of Gizmar, sometime in the future, in the last light of a dying sun: Extra-terrestrial Earth Wind & Ice doppelgangers jammin' Siberian-style; snare drum sounding crisp and dry as winter in Tunguska, tighter than security at a Presidential motorcade. Tomorrow’s Girls ~ “a virus wearing pumps and pearls” ~ polymorphous perversity on the permafrost/Beat-era San Francisco, some subterranean jazz joint, Jack Kerouac talkin’ all that jazz. Slim Gaillard’s drivin’ that Groove Juice Special /A smoky club in Montemarte, discussing Derrida, impressing the chicks with a working knowledge of French Symbolism, drinking Absinthe and smoking jazz cigarettes while some impromptu bebop combo on a cartographic tip valiantly attempts to map the mysterious contours of John Coltane’s A Love Supreme . A slinky piece of homework in Givenchy shades is giving me the Hepburn stare and I’m floating on air….

In other words…. Anywhere, anytime: “ When in Rome…”

Truthfully, I don’t much care if it’s the Rome of the Empire, The Renaissance or La Dolce Vita. Just give me a cool chick, a bottle of booze & some good music and I’m in clover.

contact: frankiesumatra@hotmail.com

Frankie Sumatra   Ewan McNaught, Edinburgh, Britain (UK)

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    @MO JO MUSIC CHANNEL: San Francisco Bay by DJ Alias

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    @Daniel Ohio: Thank you, glad you like the mix. I will try to update with a tracklist soon :-)

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    @artemplay: Smokey Bandits - Crackerjack (Badboe Mix), glad you like :-)

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    @Waggles: cheers, that one's Crackerjack (Badboe Mix) by Smokey Bandits :-)

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    Cool, glad you enjoy the music, thanks for the kind words :-)

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    @GordonMeyer: thanks, glad you like the mix!

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    reminds me of "Shorty's Night Out" by The Bellagios (whatever happened to them?) Always loved that tune. Nice work!

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    @fcproductions: it's from the movie "Sweet Charity", classic stuff!

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