French Fries & Champagne

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French Fries & Champagne 41:48 $17.98
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1 Running Wild 03:26 96/24 Album only
2 People Will Say We 03:27 96/24 Album only
3 When I Get Low I Get High 03:48 96/24 Album only
4 Addicted To Love 03:26 96/24 Album only
5 Sweet Pea 02:22 96/24 Album only
6 Comes Love (L'amour S'en Fout) Medley 05:09 96/24 Album only
7 Here You Are Again 03:37 96/24 Album only
8 Until The Real Thing Comes Along 04:49 96/24 Album only
9 French Fries & Champagne 03:02 96/24 Album only
10 La Fille Aux Cheveux Roux (Weed Smoker 04:27 96/24 Album only
11 Gramercy Sunset 04:15 96/24 Album only

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Formed by bandleader Evan “Bibs” Palazzo and lead singer “Miz Elizabeth” Bougerol, The Hot Sardines release their sophomore studio album, French Fries & Champagne on Universal Music Classics. The record comes on the heels of their critically lauded self-titled debut album, which was named one of iTunes’ best jazz albums of 2014 and spent more than a year on the Billboard Jazz Chart, debuting in the top 10 alongside Michael Bublé and Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga.

Broadening its already impressive palette, the jazz collective combine covers and originals as they effortlessly channel New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets and New Orleans jazz halls. Alan Cumming pairs with Elizabeth for a mischievous take on “When I Get Low, I Get High,” a song popularized by Ella Fitzgerald. The album title track is one of several originals on the album, including Evan’s instrumental homage to his old neighborhood, “Gramercy Sunset,” and  “Here You Are Again,” a woozy, country-leaning track written by Elizabeth. Jazz standard “Comes Love” starts as a minuet before vocalist Elizabeth, singing in her native French, conjures up spirits from the roaring ‘20s. The Hot Sardines even upend Robert Palmer’s 1985 classic “Addicted To Love” with Elizabeth’s cool vocals and hot horn arrangements.

Produced by Eli Wolf (Elvis Costello, Norah Jones), the collection celebrates the duality of The Hot Sardines with the album title reflecting both their glamorous and gritty sides. Influenced also by such greats as Dinah Washington, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday, Evan and Elizabeth began playing open mic nights and small gigs and by 2011, they headlined Midsummer Night Swing at New York’s Lincoln Center.