The first release from the new KID CREOLE and THE COCONUTS Album (tentatively entitled MAN OVERBOARD… or perhaps MAN OVER-BORED) is the unforgettable DEAD MAN TALKING.
The single is the first collaboration of August Darnell and Mike Gorman, who is the keyboard player and MD in the band. Mike did the BIG BAND arrangement on this one. He used real musicians (imagine that) to capture that lush Cab Calloway/Duke Ellington sound.
DEAD MAN TALKING was recorded during the height of the pandemic in 2021. Consequently, each musician (there are over 20) had to record his/her part in the confines of his/her home, without spreading germs to fellow players. Nevertheless, the result is PURE MAGIC.