Living in Sin

Living in Sin

by Janet KleinJanet Klein

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Overview

Yet another collection of "obscure, lovely and naughty songs," 2004's Living in Sin is probably Klein's strongest effort since her near-solo debut Come Into My Parlor. Klein's second album, Paradise Wobble, was a trifle awkward in the way it incorporated her new backing band, the Parlor Boys, and its follow-up, Put a Flavor to Love, was perhaps a shade below her earlier albums in terms of material. (Klein writes none of her own songs, choosing her repertoire from vintage songbooks and sheet music of the early 20th century.) Living in Sin, however, rebounds with a wonderfully idiosyncratic range of songs including a sly version of the rude old standard "Ballin' the Jack" to the utterly strange (but weirdly appropriate in the age of SARS and avian flu) novelty tune "Some Little Bug Is Going to Find You (The Germ Song)." Klein's vocals and ukulele remain front and center, but her band's varied and period-appropriate arrangements suit her unique sound perfectly.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/12/2004
Label: Coeur De Jeanette
UPC: 0738091260323
catalogNumber: 4
Rank: 100912

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Janet Klein   Primary Artist,Ukulele,Vocals
Ian Whitcomb   Piano,Accordion,Ukulele,Vocals,Group Member
Robert Armstrong   Accordion,Hawaiian Guitar
Russell Blake   Hawaiian Guitar,Group Member
Tom Marion   Banjo,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Guitar (Tenor),Group Member
Billy Steele   Guitar,Group Member
Brad Kay   Piano,Cornet,Vocals,Group Member
Bob Mitchell   Wurlitzer
Dan Levinson   Clarinet,C-Melody Saxophone
Benedikt Brydern   Violin,Group Member
Corey Gemme   Cornet,Group Member
Randy Woltz   Percussion,Xylophone,Vibes

Technical Credits

Eddie Cantor   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Chester Cohn   Composer
Henry Creamer   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Bud Green   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
R.J. Jones   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Bert Kalmar   Composer
Benny Krueger   Composer
Pierre Lefevre   Composer
Pete Magdaleno   Engineer
Eddie Miller   Composer
Dave Pollock   Composer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Harry Ruby   Composer
Sam H. Stept   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Roy Turk   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Wilton Crawley   Composer
Robert Loveless   Producer,Engineer
Sam Coslow   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Harry Link   Composer
Lou Handman   Composer
Roy Atwell   Composer
Bob Rothberg   Composer
Addy Britt   Composer
James Henry Burris   Composer
Benjamin Hapgood Burt   Composer
Paul Hilton   Engineer
Robert Cloud   Composer
Chris Smith   Composer
Julia Simmons   Images
Janet Klein   Arranger
Paul Bacca   Engineer
James Hanley   Composer

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