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Betcha Bottom Dollar
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 10 November 2006
I've always been a fan of the late 1930's and 1940s, both the fashion and music, so I thought I knew what to expect from this but it is just so much better.

Great Andrews sisters-style harmonies coupled with some interesting covers of modern tracks. It had me dancing around the front room!

Get your money out, you won't regret it.
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
on 30 May 2006
Wow - all I can say is that these sisters are the coolest gals around! Having seen the girls play live and heard a few tracks online, I know that this promises to be the most exciting album of the year. A perfect blend of jazz, the Andrews Sisters and toe-tapping brilliance, The Puppini Sisters play a mix of old-time standards and really liven things up with their fabulous take on some more modern tunes. Their three part harmonies are just delightful and having been blown away at their live shows I can't wait to hear this full length player.

An explosion of camp energy, old-time glamour and sassy fun, these three ladies look set to inject 2006 with a huge dose of Puppini magic.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
on 11 August 2006
"Betcha bottom dollar" by The Puppini Sisters:

I was initially intriguiged as to what the Puppini sisters' cover versions of Blondie's "Heart of Glass" and The Smiths "Panic" sounded like, as well as their the renditions of classic songs like "Mr Sandman" - Well, the entire CD proved to be a joy to listen to on a rainy afternoon, and indeed a sunny one as well .... Brilliant stuff - even if you're not particularly afan of the 40's or 50's you will probably stil enjoy hearing some popular songs re-made in a caberet style ...

Buy it!!! Recommended by the ultimate music freak!!

Mel.

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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on 6 August 2006
Being a big fan of 30's and 40's big band swing and a boogie woogie pianist, I was dubious about a 'revival' of my favourites. With the first song of their album, I was bouncing around the house like a madman.

The Puppini Sisters have done an absolutely stupendous job in reigniting and carrying the flame of groups like the Andrews Sisters into todays' pop music culture - baring in mind the originals themselves were of the pop genre (albeit in the 40's).

To everyone reading this: ignore any negative press you may have heard, anyone who denies these three angels have an abundance of pure, untouched and downright rare talent can't understand real music.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on 5 August 2006
Clear, precise harmony. Some old time classic big band sounds with some 40's songs....and a few modern surprises pushed out to that big band style.....

I've never heard anything like it - in a good way!

I might need to buy another copy...this one is being played to destruction!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 10 January 2007
This is fantacy island music, its Dita Von Tease reading Gore Vidal's Myra Breckenridge (if you read it you will know what I mean). Its boogie woogie kate bush and perfect for all those retro moments when womwn were real women and men were.... not around.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Along with polka-dot skirts and bows on shoes, we now have the Puppini Sisters to give us a sound track for the new era... funnily enough looking exactly like a replica of the 1940s!! No, seriously, this album ROCKS. I heard them on the BBC, looked them up and a fan has been born!! Try them out. You can't help but love them!!
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
As a massive music fan, I spend most of my time being disappointed by a lot of the music floating around nowadays. Only rarely do I come across something different and new, and this really is something wonderfully different and ingeniously new. Don't be fooled by the tongue-in-cheek appearance of the Puppini Sisters, these girls have some cracking songs on this album and I simply can't wait to unleash them onto unwitting party guests. Girl Power is back... um, from the 1940s!
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on 9 August 2006
At first listen, this is the stuff of summer garden parties, cafes, and lounge music - a far cry from the Puppini Sisters' live set which tends to have the audience jumping up and down by the third number. The production of the album is interestingly complex, a reflection of producer Benoit Charest's musical universe of theramins, gypsy guitars and musical saws. The Sisters' harmonies are super tight, and they play many of the instruments as well. Their backing band is equally talented, and the album comes across as the work of consumate professionals. My only complaint could be that it's more of a musician's album - something very subtle about it that makes me think only the trained ear of a musician would be able to pick up on just how much really is going on.

The incessant comparisons to The Pipettes are unjustified. The only thing these two bands have in common is that there are three women singing in each. If anything, the Sisters should be compared to the bands they pay homage to - The Andrews Sisters, The Brox Sisters, The Dinning Sisters and the Chordettes, whilst the Pipettes should be compared to the Phil Spector school.

The strongest points on the Sisters' album have to be their reworkings of the more modern material: Blondie's Heart of Glass, Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights, Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive and the Smiths' Panic - not to mention their fantastic rendition of Libertango available only as an iTunes download. It's in this material that we see just how talented the Sisters are. Check the liner notes - they've done all the arrangements themselves; these ladies are not the product of a record company's marketing strategy for latching on to the current retro trends. They're musicians, paying homage to other musicians. I look forward to their next release, and hope that they go a bit more out on a limb with original material.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 21 September 2006
Amazing that people who do not like this genre of music can dare to slate this excellent album! Think andrews sisters, think forties and fities, and yes the growing popularity of this era of music makes those who like modern pap spit in their tea! This album is a talent showcase, just try singing 3 part harmony! They do it well, it is nicely arranged and has a good tempo. I am not sure about one track and that is wuthering heights but then perhaps its because it is different! I am used to a certain lady wailing her way trhrough like a strangled cat rather than 3 hep little ladies singing it in hip forties style.Give your self a feel good treat and buy this album, you will not regret it!
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