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Cool for Kids // Annie Ross

Release date: January, 2001

Featuring: Mike Kanan, Doug White, Neal Miner and Joe Strasser

Excerpt from liner notes:
On the subject of what's cool for kids and cool kids, few would argue that Annie Ross was one of the originals. This notion has been well supported through the years by the at least partially autobiographical content of the story told in her famous lyric set to the tune of Wardell Gray's "Twisted." For what may be more visceral evidence one should consult her "swinging Scots" routine in one of the later "Our Gang" comedies or perhaps her short but tuneful turn in "Presenting Lily Mars" starring Judy Garland. It also helps to accrue points in one's "hip account" to have been the toast of the London and Paris theater and music scene when still in their early twenties. I think she is one of the few people who can boast of being met at Newark Airport for her first trip to New York by a welcoming party that included Charlie Parker and Miles Davis. Though she is every bit the worldly adult whose singing speaks to "grown ups" wherever she appears, she will always retain elements of that cool kid who was a "wizard at three" both on and off stage.

Doug White




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All Music Guide
...catchy rhythms and lyrics that will attract not only the very young set, but their elders as well more...

Song List

  1. Cool MacDonald (Had a Pad)
    Doug White
  2. Can You Sew Cushions?
    Scottish Traditional
  3. The Glow Worm
  4. Jeepers Creepers
    Johnny Mercer
  5. Dreams to Sell
    Scottish Traditional
  6. One Meat Ball
    Josh White
  7. Straight On 'Til Morning
    Annie Ross
  8. Save the Bones for Henry Jones
    Barker / Lee
  9. When the Red, Red Robin Goes Bob-Bob-Bobbin' Along
    H. Woods
  10. "Double-O" Joe
    Doug White
  11. Moon Song
    Sam Coslow
  12. Space Age Sock Hop
    Doug White