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Sofonda Exotica

by Aunt Sofonda

Vocal exotica mixing Tin Pan Alley and latin rhythms with a soupcon of Havana Club rum
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Gypsy Caravan
4:07 $0.89
2. Cellulite Tango
4:28 $0.89
3. (Aunt Sofonda Will) Flip You with Her Fan
3:31 $0.89
4. Chattanooga Cha Cha
4:10 $0.89
5. The 9 Watt Bolero
3:12 $0.89
6. Dangerous Habañeras
3:56 $0.89
7. The Tezcatlipolka
3:59 $0.89
8. Angelica's Fan Dance
2:40 $0.89
9. Beguine, Oh What Does It Mean?
3:03 $0.89
10. Can't Manage the Mambo
4:26 $0.89
11. Standard Cocktail Tune
2:18 $0.89
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Album Notes
"Sofonda Exotica" grew from Aunt Sofonda's songwriting and performances for the Posey Peep Show in Huntsville, AL, over several years. This collection of vocal exotica mixes Tin Pan Alley with latin rhythms and some tongue-in-cheek fun. The album takes the listener on a journey around the world and through time with vivid imagery and unusual song subjects, such as the joys of globetrotting, the appeal of famous Cuban musicians, a dance dedicated to the Aztec god Tezcatlipoca, the hidden history of Cole Porter's "Begin the Beguine" and the purposes of A-A-B-A pop song structure. Besides Aunt Sofonda and her trusty piano, instrumental touches include theremin, congas, classical guitar, vocal shenanigans and much more.

The physical CD package features the first ever DIY pop-up scene by Startlingly Fresh Records. Fully assembled, you can see Aunt Sofonda and her husband Joey Norwood performing in the Flying Monkey Theater.

Beth Norwood - piano, keyboards, vocals, songwriting
Joey Norwood - synthetic jazz trumpet, percussion, vibraslap, vocals, cover art
Jim Cavender - guitar stylings, bass, drums, percussion, keyboards, vocals
Jeff Woods - congas, bongos
Emily Bodnar - theremin
Terri Cavender - flute, congas, percussion, keyboards



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