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Elbow Bones and the Racketeers

  • New York at Dawn [EMI America, 1984] B-

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New York at Dawn [EMI America, 1984]
With a new Dr. Buzzard in the works and Kid Creole still August Darnell's principal outlet, it's amazing that he's found time and songs for yet another project--or so I thought until I heard the project. Only the declaration of infidelity "Other Guys" is more than a skillful black-music genre exercise, and though other singers might pull it out, Gichy Dan and Stephanie Fuller don't. B-