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Product details

  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B004JAEX1E
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 625,540 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4.0 out of 5 stars A disco cruise around the Caribbean 19 Sep 2003
By Pieter Uys HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Tropical Gangsters was Kid Creole And The Coconuts’ 1982 album and has been re-released with 6 additional tracks consisting of remixes of Annie I’m Not Your Daddy, I’m A Wonderful Thing Baby and Stool Pigeon, plus B-sides previously only available on vinyl.
It is musically very well rounded and more sophisticated than earlier albums like Off The Coast Of Me, meaning production is slicker and the band is tight. Still I think the Coast album contains more memorable songs and more musical variety like the brilliant Bogotá Affair and their charming version of Lilli Marlene.
My favourites here include the huge UK hits Annie, I’m Not your Daddy, Wonderful Thing and Stool Pigeon. They’re all melodic, uplifting and sometimes humorous tunes with catchy hooks and the trademark Darnell humour. I also love the soulful Loving You Made A Fool Out Of Me.
Tropical Gangsters is a good album but the music is a rather similar blend of pop, caribbean and big band sounds lacking the variety offered by albums like Coast or Fresh Fruit From Foreign Places. It is however, an enduring and unique strain of popular music that started with Dr Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band and has aged well, especially if you like dance music with lots of personality and a dash of humour.
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5.0 out of 5 stars PARADISE FOUND 2 Aug 2002
By Victor Preston VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Tropical Gangsters was the soundtrack to my clubbing years in the early eighties.
Pop Music was a lot different then - Culture Club, The Associates, Haircut 100, Dexys Midnight Runners, and er, Musical Youth!
I had been aware of Kid Creole for a few years before this album was released.
I already had a Dr Buzzard L.P. and the Mutant Disco Album.
You had to be there to understand the impact this album had.
It was being played in every Wine Bar and Pub in town, throughout the long hot summer of 1982.
Kid Creole and the Coconuts were famous for risque lyrics, outrageous costumes, and Hollywood style theatrics.
I went to see them at Birmingham Odeon on the Tropical Gangsters tour.
Half of the audience was on stage for the encores!
This new release includes all the classic 12" mixes and B sides.
There are also another three remastered and expanded Kid Creole albums available now.
What can i say - I will buy the set - if you like great music you should too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tropical gangsters 1 May 2002
Format:Audio CD
Tropical gangsters is arguably one of Kid Creole and the coconuts' best album, if not the best.
Tracks like 'I'm a wonderful thing, baby', 'Annie, I'm not your Daddy' and Stool Pigeon' became disco/latin classics of the 80's.
It's great that Amazon are going to offer one of the 80's best albums when no other companies can - and at a very reasonable price.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gaudy 5 May 2009
Format:Audio CD
Disposable pop tunes with a twist of lemon - Kid Creole's light burned briefly but brightly in the early 1980s. 'Stool Pigeon' and 'Annie (I'm not your Daddy)' are the best tracks here, but if you want disposable pop that will cheer you up then this is just right.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kid Creole & the Coconuts Tropical Dancers 8 April 2010
Format:Audio CD
Sizzling hot latin rythms, superb lyrics , great vocals and a first class orchestra make this a great 80s classic
You won't be able to sit still!
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5.0 out of 5 stars They don't make it like this anymore 6 Feb 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is such a fantastic album, no words can do it justice. I've been singing along none stop ever since I bought it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Flashback 12 Jan 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Brilliant. Takes you right back to the early 80s. Great to have this album on CD. Bought for my husband for christmas, he was thrilled with it.
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