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Burlesque [Deluxe Edition] ~ Bellowhead
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Foot tapping and brain tickling. The tunes are traditional but rearranged and adapted by members of Bellowhead drawing on various styles, even Brazilian. This is not old guys in woolies droning on about authenticity. The result is certainly resplendent, almost baroqe, burlesque perhaps, in its glorious excess. It comes with extensive liner notes detailing the known origins, discovery and development of the tunes. Its fun to listen to the thumping brass backing while recalling that the song you are hearing was sung in fields in 18th century Sussex or on 19th century cotton transport ships. But this is not an academic record. It's a hoot. And you can dance to it. It ought to be much more… Read more

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