The Puppini Sisters continue their retro-chic ways on The Rise & Fall of Ruby Woo, offering a follow-up to their surprise hit Betcha Bottom Dollar that looks back to classic 1940s vocal harmony as it embraces up-to-date material. Rise & Fall features original songs written by the trio ("I Can't Believe I'm Not A Millionaire," "Jilted") and covers of tunes by artists ranging from Barry Manilow to Beyoncé.
Performance CreditsPuppini Sisters Primary Artist
David Angell Violin
John Catchings Cello
David Davidson Violin
Kris Wilkinson Viola
Jeff Williams Trombone
Jon Hall Shouts
Monisa Angell Viola
Marcella Puppini Piano,Accordion,Vocals,Shouts,Group Member
Stephanie O'Brien Violin,Triangle,Vocals,Soloist,Group Member
Kate Mullins Piano,Triangle,Vocals,Melodica,Shouts,Toy Piano,Group Member
Technical CreditsBarry Manilow Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Adrienne Anderson Composer
Buddy Buie Composer
Hal David Composer
David Davidson String Arrangements
Duke Ellington Composer
James Cobb Composer
Mike Shapiro Composer
Jon Hall Producer,Audio Production
Nick Terry Engineer
Milton Yakus Composer
Martin Terefe Producer,Audio Production
Rich Harrison Composer
Puppini Sisters Audio Production
Marcella Puppini Arranger,Composer,String Arrangements,Duet
Stephanie O'Brien Arranger
Kate Mullins Arranger,Composer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Rise & Fall of Ruby Woo based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
What a cool album, never heard versions of 80's pop songs and old jazz standards done in such a fashion. Love their take on spooky. I'm must add this one to my collection. Love the cover photo as well, sexy.
After overhearing 'Betcha Bottom Dollar' last year - appropriately enough, in a Barnes and Noble - I bought that CD and have listened to it countless times. For their follow-up, they continue to bring that melodic, swing-time sound to standards of that era like "It Don't Mean a Thing, If it Ain't Got That Swing", while bringing a quirky but enjoyable twist to the contemporary "Walk Like an Egyptian". Cheers to a group who can take the familiar and bring something new to it!
I just heard this on preview while in a store and I was truely impressed that when I first hear walk like an ejyptian that I was frightened, but once I started listening they managed to change the songs while maintaining the spirit of the music. I was sad to learn I had to order it but it shows up soon.