Watch and listen:
Cookin' Up A Party
King Salami and the Cumberland 3
February 4th 2013
DWC1065, Dirty Water Records
LP, CD, Download
One of the great singles bands, King Salami and the Cumberland 3 have put together their second outstanding long player, "Cookin' Up A Party".
Their high-intensity 50s R&B act has thrilled audiences all over Europe, Australia and Asia with a US tour scheduled in 2013.
- Prissy Missy - 2:05
- She's A Kukamunga - 1:42
- Howlin' For My Woman - 3:22
- Just My Kind - 3:21
- Yosemite Sam - 2:32
- Less Bone More Meat - 2:19
- The Dilly Bop - 2:12
- Watch Your Mouth - 2:08
- Betti Moretti - 2:34
- The Monkey Beat - 2:23
- I Got A Baby - 2:09
- Big Chief - 2:41
- Trubble Trubble - 2:36
- It's All Your Fault- 2:44
Here’s another “king” who specializes in good-time rock ’n’ roll with heavy old-school R & B overtones. King Salami — who reportedly once went by the name “Prince Chipolata” — and his Cumberlands continue as one of the best party bands to come out of the British Isles in who knows how long.
Around my house, a new album from King Salami and The Cumberland 3 is something to celebrate. And it's not just me. My two sons really enjoy this band too. And why not? From the first notes of the album, this band gets you moving your head and stomping your feet with its greasy soul sound.
Teasing and inciting with a heated passion and excitable energy living up to its title, Cookin’ Up A Party is an insatiably mischievous explosion of enterprise and fun from King Salami and the Cumberland 3. It is a thrilling instigator of devilment and lustful rapture brought on by its sensational conjurations of rhythm n blues soaked through with punk, soul, and the finest purest veins of vintage rock n roll and rockabilly.
Take the finest Caribbean spice, French flavour, Japanese cool, and Welsh wit. Grind it down and run it through a North London sausage factory and what d’you get? The second record from King Salami & The Cumberland 3, one of the cream of the current worldwide garage crop.
How can you not like what King Salami do? Come on, be fair, on this album they throw about everything including the kitchen sink into this crazy paced rhythm & blues rock and rollin' jamboree. Sure, it's retro and been done about a bazillion times but this is London and the year is 2013 so what better time to get your funk on and party like it's nineteen fifty five?
A West Indian, a Frenchman, a Japanese, a Welshman and a Mexican walk into a bar…it might sound like the opening of an old joke but it's more likely just King Salami & The Cumberland 3 turning up for a pre-gig soundcheck.
It’s one of my regular rants, but the 21st Century really does suffer from a dearth of good, original R’n’B (no, not Rhianna, rhythm and blues you fools). I mean, the trad rockabilly circuit has got the classic rock n roll sounds covered, but where’s a boy supposed to go when he’s finished with Ray Charles and wants something with a bit more teeth?
Early next month of February will Cookin 'Up A Party, the band's second LP, owner of one of the most savagely funny direct a server has been enjoying of late. Their concerts become parties where spilling tons of primitive rock'n'roll, soul and rhythm'n'blues with Chuck Berry, Link Wray, Bo Diddley, Screaming Jay Hawkins