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Chuck E. Weiss
23rd & Stout
Cooking Vinyl Records

Chuck E. Weiss only comes out of hibernation long enough to release one album per decade. So presto, 23rd & Stout marks his first of the new millennium! His voice makes him come off like an underground Tom Waits - which is to say way underground because Waits isn't exactly a household name. Weiss has two basic vocal styles: One is a low, gruff growl, which he applies to "Novade Nada" while the other is a high, girly tone emitted during "Sho Is Cold (A Tribute to Sterling Holloway)" and "Room with a View". There's a whole lot of swampy sax work utilized throughout, bringing to mind the late great Morphine. "Half Off at the Rebop Shop" includes trombone and Weiss even whistles during "Another Drunken Sailor Song (The Lil' Ligeemo Song)". Jazz and blues are the main stylistic templates for Weiss' songs though "Piccolo Pete" rumbles to a country-ish guitar strum while "Goodbye, So Long" is upbeat and soulful. Like Waits, Weiss' subject matter leans toward tales of low life city dwellers. While Waits has gone on to incorporate Captain Beefheart-ian disjointed rock into his repertoire, Weiss is still a fun throwback to the piano barflies of yesteryear.

-Dan MacIntosh

Track Listing:
1. Prince Minksy's Lament
2. Sho Is Cold (A Tribue To Sterling Hollaway)
3. Novade Nada
4. Half Off At The Rebop Shop
5. Another Drunken Sailor Song (The Lil' Ligeemo Song)
6. Room With A View
7. Fake Dance (Slim Harpo Tribute)
8. Primrose Lane
9. 23rd And Stout (An Incident With Marshall Bell)
10. Man Tan
11. The Phone Conversation
12. Piccolo Pete
13. Goodbye, So Long

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