Feline Groovy Various Artists (Fun Time)

£11.50

Availablity:
World
Genre:
Rock'n'Roll
Label:
Ace Records
Format:
CD
Catalogue Id:
CDCHD 1168

I’m proud to introduce this unique compilation. My passion for all things cat-like AND 50s & 60s 45s led to a growing collection of mewsic and blossomed into the idea for this CD. I was banking on the fact there were more people out there like me. Not only a tribute to our feline friends because of the obvious theme, but a slinky mix of quality doo wop, R&B, soul, folk and pop.

The cover is designed in a Jim Flora style with maximum beat impact by Nick Nelson; the booklet is strewn with a cool compote of kitty pictures; records; period ads and trinkets and this makes it a quirky and eye-CATching thing to have. Feline Groovy not only has cat appeal, it’s cultish, it’s cute and it grooves.

I had to kick this off with the Coasters’ 3 Cool Cats as it’s always evoked such typical nonchalance and at the same time it’s so irresistibly funny – yep, just like watching a cat doing its thing, disdainful and superior before getting its head stuck in a cardboard tube. The next track, Cleo by Rene Hall conjures up a bewitching mystical mood, leading temptingly on to the next … There’s some familiar names for Ace people such as Lee Dorsey, Jimmy Smith, Little Willie John, alongside rarer treats like Jamie Ross’ Let’s Do The Cat on Coun-Tree featuring a young Albert King on blistering guitar.

The Morgan James Trio with Sweet Pussycat is a swingin’ 60s would-be mod hit, nice, and they’re not the only Brits on this comp –how could I possibly leave out Tom Jones who sings the best known cat song in the world? The girls are represented by a very sultry Peggy Lee on Sneakin’ Up On You, the kitten-esque oh-so-girly Noreen Corcoran; Norma Tanega with her strong folk hit Walkin’ My Cat Named Dog (its title having baffled people for years) and Lu Ann Simms delivering an alternative version of Peggy Lee’s We Are Siamese. Mongo Santamaria, Jimmy Smith and Dave “Baby” Cortez also appear here on moggy-inspired instrumentals to stretch your paws out to.

The end credits go to Top Cat who entertained us all so well in the 60s and the final purrs of the CD are courtesy of Spider, my tom cat of 16 years. He’s temperamental and always wanted to be a star.

As well as enjoying the CD, please take a peek at Betty, looking completely unmoved by the Romancers singing a catchy doo wop Housecat- how cool can you get? (She’s the budding actress on our Feline Groovy video on www.youtube.com.)

By Vicki Fox

Track listing

Side 1

  • 01
    Three Cool Cats - The Coasters

  • 02
    Cleo - Rene Hall

  • 03
    Kitty Kat - Paul Ott

  • 04
    El Pussy Cat - Mongo Santamaria

  • 05
    Cat Hop - The Dodgers

  • 06
    The Siamese Cat Song - Lu Ann Simms

  • 07
    The Alley Cat Song - David Thorne

  • 08
    Cat Nip - Dave "Baby" Cortez

  • 09
    Sweet Pussycat - The Morgan James Duo

  • 10
    Leave My Kitten Alone - Little Willie John

  • 11
    Sneakin' Up On You - Peggy Lee

  • 12
    The Cat - Eddie & Ernie

  • 13
    What's New Pussycat? - Tom Jones

  • 14
    Walkin' My Cat Named Dog - Norma Tanega

  • 15
    The Cat - Jimmy Smith

  • 16
    The Cat Came Back - Sonny James

  • 17
    Love Kitten - Noreen Corcoran

  • 18
    House Cat - The Romancers

  • 19
    The Kitty Kat Song - Lee Dorsey

  • 20
    That Darned Cat - Buddy Greco

  • 21
    Let's Do The Cat - Jamie Ross with Leo's Five

  • 22
    If You Play With Cats - Charles Brown

  • 23
    Tom Cat - The Rooftop Singers

  • 24
    Top Cat Theme Song - Top Cat Orchestra & Chorus

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Press quotes

★★★★

Mojo

A collection of moggy-nificent songs

Music Week

This collection is the cat's whiskers.

Metro

Cat lovers will - wait for it - lap it up.

Blues and Rhythm

Every track is as catty and catchy as it possibly can be.

Your Cat

An innovative concept with enough meow and cat-nip to scatter the litter tray and really get the fur flying so lock the cat-flap and just enjoy!

In Tune International

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