Eight to the Bar | Hey, Sailor!

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Hey, Sailor!

by Eight to the Bar

New England's premiere 6-piece swing and jump blues band of 27 years. Their longevity, huge fan base and jam-packed performance schedule are a testament to their ability to keep it swinging at no less than eight beats to the bar.
Genre: Jazz: Swing/Big Band
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1. She's the Most
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2. Hey Sailor
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3. The Existential Boogie
2:51 $0.99
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4. I'm Here to Tell You
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5. Why Can't You Dance (With Me Like That)?
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6. Mean Old Frisco
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7. So Rare
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8. Well All Right
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9. All of These Things
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10. He Ain't Got Rhythm
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11. Mean Streets
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12. I'm Obsessed
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13. Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Listening to Eight to the Bar is a lot like driving along a time-warped highway precisely halfway between Count Basie's Kansas City and Fat's Waller's Harlem, where the car radio picks up everything from "Take the A Train" to "Boogie Woogie Boy of Company B". Their material, like their outlandish wardrobes and onstage choreo, is a colorful mix of forties jive and swing, fifties jump blues, and their own swing influenced tunes. With their 4 part female and male vocals, saxophone, guitar, bass, keyboards and drums, this unique sextet pack a musical and visual wallop not seen in New England since the group's inception in 1975. Since that time they have released 7 records, have appeared national on HBO and VH-1 and have excited audiences from London to L.A. At this time the band has just released its seventh album, "Hey, Sailor!" and is going on its second European tour in April, 2002.

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Kay Vinson

Fun! Catchy! Entertaining!
I enjoy every track on this album. I really love music that gives me a lift and this album does that easily. You want to tap your feet and snap your fingers. The songs are great, the lyrics catchy, and the musicians and singers are excellent!
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Lori Marchand

Hey Sailor
Best CD ever. Must have!
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Amber

Amazing! I listen to it all the time!
This CD has so many amazing songs. Why Can't You Dance (with me like that) is great. It always gets my friend and I all hyped up. I would suggest this CD to anyone.
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Eirc F

Everyo song a hit
Very rarely do I listen to an entire CD more than once. I'll be listening to each and every track for years to come! And the lyrics are included, too!
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Sharon J.

Nice, but maybe too nice.
Beautiful tunes, beautifully executed. You must have a bit of a sweetooth to really enjoy this, though. Definately no gritty jazz or hard-edged blues here.
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Tom the swinging sailor

best swing CD this century!
This is the best swing CD of this century! I'm a swing dancer and a sailing instructor so I love it! The lyrics on Hey Sailor and Existential Boogie are fantastic. And their renditions of the Andrew Sisters on Well, All Right and Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar are just plain fun. Most of the CD is east coast swing, but a few are good west coast tunes. Buy it and play it until it wears out (or wears you out)!
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James and Sonia


Love this CD. One of our favorites for swing dancing.
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John Ferraro

Very Cool! Perfect CD for a Swing Dance!
Very Cool! Perfect CD for a Swing Dance! I teach dance classes in New Hampshire and am always looking for new stuff. This band has got some real history and you can hear it in the playing. They've been around and their CD will be going around and around in my CD player for months.
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JEAN

GREAT CD! VERY HAPPY WITH IT KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
GREAT CD..NEED TO HEAR MORE OF THIS TYPE MUSIC. MAKES YOU WANT TO DANCE!
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