05 December 2012

Give those strings that rip 'n zing

Dutch singer Caro Emerald's real name is Caroline Esmeralda van der Leeuw, but her stage name is a tad more catchy. And that comes in handy because this track of hers, Back It Up from her 2010 album Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor, is also a mighty catchy slice of jazz-influenced English-language Europop. The lyrics are largely immaterial and somewhat nonsensical, but seem to comprise an ode to the art of vinyl scratching. The main attractions are the infectious beat, the playful Caro vocals, and in this video made for the international market, the snappy '40s film motif. And it doesn't hurt that Caro can certainly fill a cocktail frock.   

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Video: Caro Emerald live on Jools Holland's New Year Hootenanny, Mad About The Boy & A Night Like This, 31 December 2011.
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