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Friday, January 09, 2009 |
( 1/09/2009 07:09:00 AM ) Bill S.
YOU MEET THE NICEST PEOPLE IN YOUR DREAMS. Recently had my blog review schedule disrupted, but it was for good cause. Back in November, I received a review copy of an upcoming CD, The Maxes Sing Al Hoffman, which was scheduled to come out on the rockabilly/cabaret duo's own self-distributed label. Hoffman, a prolific Tin Pan Alley tunesmith, had his hand in such standards as "Takes Two to Tango," "Heartaches," "Fit As A Fiddle" and "If I Knew You Were Coming, I'd Have Baked A Cake." He was also Josh Max's great-uncle, which is how the singer/songwriter originally discovered the man's fecund catalog.
I enjoyed Josh and Julie's orchestrated take on Hoffman standards and obscurities, and I was ready to write a positive review of their upcoming release, when I received a note from Josh indicating that the couple has made a deal with Warner Music Group, which wants to release the disc in summer of '09 with a little sonic polishing and a few more songs on the disc. I'm happy for the twosome (reviewed their earlier eponymous disc here) and looking forward to the spiffed up version of this disc next summer . . .