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My Heart Belongs to Satchmo

by Roberta Donnay & the Prohibition Mob Band

Roberta Donnay & the Prohibition Mob Band, based out of San Francisco and on the Blujazz label's release "My Heart Belongs To Satchmo", is a tribute to Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Hot Seven Band's early recordings.
Genre: Jazz: Swing/Big Band
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1. Sugar (That Sugar Baby O' Mine)
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2. My Bucket's Got a Hole in It
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3. I'm in the Market for You
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4. Ol' Man Mose
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5. That's My Home
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6. Basin Street Blues
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7. Up a Lazy River
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8. I'm a Ding Dong Daddy (From Dumas)
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9. Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans
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10. On the Sunny Side of the Street
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11. Music Goes Round and Round
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12. Sweet Georgia Brown
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13. I'm Shootin' High
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14. A Kiss to Build a Dream On
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After two very enjoyable CDs of music from the 1920s-30s, Roberta Donnay and her Prohibition Mob Band continue their exploration of early jazz and swing with a tribute to one of the most influential figures in all of jazz. Donnay is possibly the first female singer to record a full-length project devoted exclusively to Louis Armstrong.
For My Heart Belongs To Satchmo, Roberta Donnay & the Prohibition Mob Band revive 15 songs from Armstrong's career. Avoiding the obvious hits, Donnay performs both superior obscurities and personal favorites.
"'My Heart Belongs To Satchmo' is such a joyful project for me," adds Donnay, "I wanted to capture the heart of Satchmo and the love that we have of his music." Ms. Donnay, her arrangers, and the musicians of the Prohibition Mob Band succeed at paying a loving tribute to the great Satchmo. - Scott Yanow, jazz journalist/historian

"Award-winning vocalist and songwriter Roberta Donnay is that rare species of musician who almost lives in another time... she and her Prohibition Mob Band exist to revive the Jazz Age of America." - Motema

"Mining their obsession for the roots of jazz & blues, Roberta Donnay & the Prohibition Mob Band are releasing their 3rd project dedicated to the Great Louis Armstrong, titled "My Hear Belongs To Satchmo". This record focuses on some of Louis' early recordings; the "Hot Five" and "Hot Seven" bands..

Roberta Donnay is a Jazz Age preservationist, guardian of Depression-era sounds, and extender of traditions, but her music isn't covered with cobwebs or dated in any way. On Bathtub Gin, this singer-composer puts a new coat of paint on the songs of the '20s and '30s, contributes originals sympathetic to the sounds of those times, and conjures thoughts of life during prohibition. - All About Jazz 2015

With her singularly enticing sound, few contemporary vocalists are as well suited to dustily vintage material as jazz-blues stylist Roberta Donnay. She affectively proved so three years ago when, teamed with her Prohibition Mob Band, she surveyed standards from the 1920s and ’30s on the charming A Little Sugar. Now she’s back for more. – Jazz Times 2015

DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE 4 stars **** Stylistic kind to flappers of the anything goes 1920s, Roberta Donnay has a silky, clean voice that is a small marvel of geniality, rarely dipping into touchy-feely cuteness. She's drawn to material from the canon of American songs recorded between the two world wars. So, on her fourth album, the San Francisco-based singer and arranger takes the measure of Bessie Smith's risque "Kitchen Man", the Boswell Sisters' finger-snapping "Put The Sun Back In The Sky", and bonbons associated with, among others, Josephine Baker, Peggy Lee and the unjustly obscure Annette Hanshaw. Donnay's sassy charm also envelopes her own retro-fun compositions, including the swing dance jamboree "Happy Feet". All the while, the well-groomed, jazz-inclined Prohibition Mob Band motors along spiritedly. – DownBeat 2015

Vocalist Roberta Donnay turned the swank Bel Air nightclub into a Roaring 20s speakeasy as she brought back the music and moxie from the Golden Age of jazz with her Prohibition Mob. As she’s displayed on her two albums, Ms Donnay’s allegiance is to the easy and accessible two beat swing of Tin Pan Alley, the kind that Al Capone might have enjoyed after a night of going out with the boys. - Jazz Weekly 2015

Born in the wrong era, this little cup of sugar is here to remind us of the outspoken voice of women in society. – Whiskey Fest

"In keeping with our Women's History Month theme, we found two current singers who are investigating music of the 1920s and '30s and making it relevant today: Roberta Donnay and Diana Krall."- Linda Yohn, WEMU 89.1 Jazz.News.Blues.

Donnay's voice could make any classic material sound wondrous and timeless, but the fact that she digs so deep into American musical history -- makes A Little Sugar not only sweet, but a recording that will stand the test of time.- All Music Guide 2013

" She is an endangered species." - Dr. Herb Wong

Once in awhile, a talent comes along that’s an undeniable force of nature. Roberta Donnay, the driving wheel behind Roberta Donnay and the Prohibition Mob Band, fits that description. - Music and More Arizona

Donnay takes old school jazz, makes it new cool and most of all makes it fun. It swings and it swings hard. Old school has never sounded better and Roberta Donnay is certainly a name to remember! (5 stars) — Brent Black's @Critical Jazz blog



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