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The Daddies

Please Return the Evening

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The Cherry Poppin' Daddies Salute the Music of the Rat Pack." This recording was a total labor of love.

We wanted to pay tribute to one of our biggest influences, The Rat Pack. We cover songs by Frank, Dino, and Sammy in our own inimitable style, while staying true to the swagger and vibe of the originals. I grew up in a small hamlet in upstate NY (infamous in mid 20th-century crime syndicate lore) called Apalachin.

Back in the day, there used to be quite a few of those sensational, red tuck and roll vinyl boothed Italian restaurants around our area; you know, the kind with the red and white checkered tablecloths and the Chianti bottle candle dripping all over it? The kind with Franky and Dean playing constantly on the jukebox and their headshots enshrined on the wall right behind the bar next to the photo of the pope? Yeah?

Well, I would wipe down and bus those tables every night, so this stuff is pretty much in my DNA. In the Northeast, we gotta have our schmaltz like the proverbial iron fist in a velvet glove- simultaneously smooth and tough. This is what "Please Return The Evening" is servin' up; so tuck a big napkin into your velour tracksuit shirtfront and dig in, because only one thing is for sure, Paisan, life is too short. Abbondanza!

- Steve