For your listening pleasure we offer you the exciting sounds of swinging cruise ship entertainers The Blue Parrots. Hailing from Stuttgart, Germany, this sextet spent their time entertaining the passengers aboard the S/S Hanseatic during jaunts to the Caribbean, the Orient, and Scandinavia. On this recording, the boys cover a wide variety of tunes ranging from exotica and light jazz to good old American rock and roll. Whether cranking out the riffs to Memphis, Tennessee (sung in German), hooting and whistling up a jungle full of sounds during ‘Yellow Bird’, or just kicking back on ‘Sunday in Amsterdam’, this able bodied group delivers the goods with aplomb. All in all the LP is a fun listen and a cool little slice of 1960s cruise culture. We do have to warn you that the vinyl in question is not of the best quality. Like a lot of cruise ship records we find, it was rather cheaply made and recorded. Fortunately for us, the fun spirit of The Blue Parrots shines through the defects. Have fun listening and as always, Enjoy!
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