PEACHES AND CRIME
DO BAD THINGS
WELCOME–ALIBI DANCER–DEATH ROW SWING–HERSCHEL GANEV–MATCH MAKER–SELF MADE MAN-VERY HAPPY POLKA–GREATEST LOVE STORY NEVER TOLD–CUANDO YO ESCAPO–YOU CAN’T KEEP A GOOD WOMAN DOWN–VENTRILOQUISM SKIT–BRINGING HELL TO BROOKLYN–KICK AROUND, KICK BACK–IT’S A GOOD THING
Peaches And Crime are the brainchild of Daniel Schwartz and his wife Angela. Their three-part harmony evident throughout is completed by the dynamic voice of Angie Diamond. Their third release, “Do Bad Things,” is a fine ensemble piece that spins tales of love lost and found, crime and punishment, and many varied musical styles from jazz and blues, to even polkas and a klezmer song! These variations in styles make the whole set come across as an old-time vaudeville show committed to wax!
Highlights for us were the leadoff “Alibi Dancer,” given the full-on “torch” treatment from Angie, the beautiul ballad, “The Greatest Love Story Never Told,” while the women reprise a “Weekend At Bernie’s” scenario with “Cuando Yo Escapo”and the disposing of a dead body!!
The loss of her lover leads our heroine to start “Bringing Hell To Brooklyn,” with revenge as the motive in this minor-key masterpiece where “Satan better step aside!” And, on a related note, actions and their consequences are documented in the somber call-and-response of the “Death Row Swing!”
Peaches And Crime and “Do Bad Things” bring to life a bygone era where there is an ensemble cast of players who all get in on the act. This is indeed a unique, unusual set that is well-worth checking out!! Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow.