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posted Friday, March 2, 2012 - Volume 40 Issue 09
A Dyke About Town: The amazing Regina Carter
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A Dyke About Town: The amazing Regina Carter

by Mercy Moosemuzzle - SGN Contributing Writer

Regina Carter
Cuteness joined Mercy for Regina Carter at Jazz Alley on February 21. The artist was celebrating her new release of African folk music, Reverse Thread. Mercy thought Carter's violin was phenomenal, Yacouba Sissoko's kora was melodic, Will Holshouser's accordion was delicious, and Chris Lightcap's bass was funky.

Cuteness loved that they play music from all over the world: Mali, Uganda, Madagascar, and New Orleans. The energy of the music, lively and toe-tapping, stood out for her.

The opening number, a Ugandan Jewish piece, was upbeat. The title translated to 'God Creates, God Destroys.' It was Cuteness' favorite because she liked the message of staying in the here and now. It featured violin and kora.

The second piece slowed down. The title meant 'Extra.' It featured Regina and Yacouba. The next one went back to the fast pace. The translation was 'Thank You.'

Regina's kora, a West African harp, was made by Yacouba, who is from Mali. The instrument has 22 strings and is covered in cowhide. The neck is made of wood. Yacouba left the stage while the music shifted to American jazz.

The next number was a slow one written by drummer Alvester Garnett in honor of Katrina victims. The title was 'New for New Orleans.' It featured violin, accordion, and some fantastic drums.

Yacouba returned to the stage for another song by Ugandan Jews, 'Child Won't Walk.' It returned to the fast and had solos by Carter, Sissoko, and Lightcap.

Regina said, 'The next one is a new one for us. I fell in love with it. We have a regular gig in Berne, Switzerland. The desk clerk turned us on to it. It is about a mailman and his daughter, who rides a bicycle. All the boys are in love with her.' The song 'Biciclette' featured violin and bass.

The crowd gave the band a standing ovation.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Mercy and Cuteness are very much looking forward to seeing Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at Jazz Alley. Band members are Scotty Morris (lead vocals, guitar), Joshua Levy (piano), Glen 'The Kid' Marhevka (trumpet), Andy Rowley (baritone sax), Dirk Shumaker (double bass), Kurt Sodergren (drums), Karl Hunter (alto saxophone), Anthony Bonsera (trumpet), and Alex Henderson (trombone). They will be there March 1 to 4.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is a swing revival band from Southern California. Their most famous songs are 'Go Daddy-O,' 'Mr. Pinstripe Suit,' and 'You and Me and the Bottle Makes Three Tonight (Baby).' They played at the half-time show for Super Bowl XXXIII in 1999. Mercy loves how danceable their music is. The group is touring in support of their eighth release How Big Can You Get? A Tribute to Cab Calloway.

Parties in Congress
Mercy found Parties in Congress, the new Lesbian romp by Colette Moody, a page-turner. It is about a romance between a dyke congressional candidate and a member of her opponent's team. The politics are engrossingly described. The sex scenes are fantastic.

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