The Camaros


by Jimmy Smith


Nouveau swing, heavy on the jump, but far more fetching than the stuff that came from the late deracinators of the genre a couple of years past.

The only dog cut here is the title track, a spoof of spy film music that doesn’t overcome the tiredness of that concept. Other than that, the Camaros do this stuff extremely well, deconstructing a just-better-than-average hoppin’ horns approach on “Am I the Girl” with a sneakily out-there guitar solo, packing syllables into the spaces between horns and twanging guitar on “Drive.” Jen Jones, the singer, sounds as if she could work out in just about any bar band playing any kind of music, but her country-blues voice really thrives here.

The Camaros



Dumb stuff from a horns’n'twang group that could answer as country, blues, or rock depending on who’s asking. In other words, multipurpose fun.




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