Peaches And Crime review…Jan. 1, 2015…

PEACHES AND CRIME

DO BAD THINGS

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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.

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