Monday, April 13, 2009

Under the Sun: Dodge's Sundodgers

Fred Dortort was kind enough to send us a copy of Dodge's Sundodgers new CD, Under the Sun. My iPod is always packed with oodles of Cheap Suit music: R. Crumb's Cheap Suit Serenaders, natch, but also every scrap of Janet Klein I own since her Parlor Boys from time to time include moonlighting Suits Bob Armstrong and Tom Marion.

Of course, the Dodge in the driver's seat of The Sundodgers is Suit Al Dodge (and you really have to click here). So Here Comes the Sun (not the Geo. Harrison Sun), is a most welcome addition. The CD features a nice Suits' Medley, and lots more in a similar vein. The Sundodgers' Darling, Kathy Sparling, (sorry, had to) is a featured vocalist on several tracks, also singing duets with Zac Salem. Glen Jordan keeps the pulse steady with a big ol' acoustic bass guitar (actually new, since Glen built it).

I've fallen in love with a couple of tracks. To facilitate your infatuation as well, here are some related links. First, the sheet music for After You've Gone. And a 1919 Edison Cylinder recording of same, featuring Gladys Rice and Billy Murray. And here are some tabs (link to pdf): one and two. It's completely stuck in my head.

And last but not least, the sheet music with uke arrangement for Here Comes the Sun (featured by Ozzie Nelson!). Be forewarned, it's addicting! You can order the CD here. Buy a copy, it's great!

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