Black cotton: the racy yin to white mink's raunchy yang, Freshly Squeezed squeeze into their slinkiest number and lay down five more unabashed versions on classic speak easy standards. Highlights include the insane energy and juicy funk of Wolfgang & Louie's "Puttin' On The Ritz", the floor-burning D&B mischief of Mista Trick's "Swinging All Day" and the sudden switch into an almost rocky stomp on Pisk's "One Steady Roll". Teases and pleasers with nothing but authentic instrumentation and preemo prohibition party vibes.
Quite what Marlene Dietrich would make of electro-swing is anyone's guess, but the sounds here on Freshly Squeezed's latest evoke the era of that formidable icon. This label has been at the forefront of this movement for many years and in between tours and programming festival stages from Glasto to Bestival they have a real knack for the sound. Here we have three floor-friendly cuts - Wolfgang Lohr tackles vintage Louis Prima for the stomping flaming trumpets of "Flat Foot Floogie". Elsewhere Osundi go slow and raunchy whilst Swing Republic keep the pace with the sleazy headnodder "My Daddy Rocks Me".