AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Time: December 10, 2011 at 6pm to January 6, 2012 at 7pm
Location: The Internet! CD Baby!
Website or Map: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/phat…
Event Type: new, holiday, ep, by, phat, man, dee, and, friends!
Organized By: Phat Man Dee
Latest Activity: Dec 18, 2011
This album features Phat Man Dee with Miguel Sague III, Craig “Izzy” Arlet, Tony DePaolis, Tom Wendt, Hugh Prentiss, Mark Custer, Abby Gross, Simon Jaeger, Tall Paul Leech & Geña Eugenia N Escoriaza. The cover illustration created by Rob Rogers, political satirical cartoonist for the Pittsurgh Post Gazette and president of The Toonseum.
Three years in the making, this album kicks off with the infectious, soon-to-be smash hit “Picksburgh Xmas,” written by Phat Man Dee and Miguel Sague, III, bandleader of Guaracha Latin Dance Band. Here is a sample of the song’s hysterical, Pittsburghese-laden lyrics: “Rudolf’s a yinzer, or maybe yinz ain’t been told / When th’ Stillers er in th’ playoffs, his nose glows Black ‘n Gold” and “Fill up my stahcking with Black ‘n Gold snugglies, but don’t ferget th’ remix a Wiz Khalifa’s Black and Yellow CD!”
On the Puerto Rican Christmas classic “Aguinaldo,” Phat Man Dee deftly trades vocals with Mr. Sague (the song’s arranger) and Geña Eugenia N Escoriaza of Machete and America’s Latin Orchestra. The French are represented with a Middle Eastern and bluegrass fusion take on the 15th century’s “Un Flambeau, Jeanette Isabelle.” Phat Man Dee’s soaring, expressive voice envelops the disc’s virtuoso diversity with an inclusive sense of fun.