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Jokes & Poise,
This review is from: Smoke and Noise, Songs by Mischa Spoliansky and Kiss & Tell (Audio CD)
A fascinating selection of songs from seasoned London cabaret performer Melinda Hughes and her band, Kiss & Tell. Anyone inspired by the Berlin cabaret tradition, which created stars like Marlene Dietrich and Billy Wilder and whose spirit was best captured by the Liza Minelli film "Cabaret" (Cabaret - 30th Anniversary Special Edition  [DVD]), will want to hear this CD for its rare collection of songs by Mischa Spoliansky - a celebrated songwriter/composer who was chased out of Berlin before the war and settled in England. His biting satire, comic lyrics and period melodies are ready for their comeback! Hughes' has chosen Spoliansky songs that are relevant to today's audiences (lots of lyrics about financial depression and social climbing), and combined them with her own material: witty commentaries on modern life with superb harmonies by Jeremy Limb.