Retro hits in Jamaican boogie style

Italian trio The Uppertones released a new album. This time the gentlemen took some hits from the 1950s and recorded them again in their characteristic style.

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The Uppertones "Easy Snapping" album cover

“Easy Snapping” is the third album of Mr. T-Bone and company. It was released on March 24 by Jump Up Records on yellow and orange vinyl.

The Uppertones – Easy Snapping

The record includes 10 covers of blues, jazz, soul and pop songs written in the 1950s. They were big hits for, among others, Muddy Waters, Fats Domino, Jackie Wilson, Nat King Cole, The Coasters and Dean Martin.

The set also includes compositions popularized by Italian artists, Louis Prima, Domenico Modugno (his most famous song is “Volare” or “Nel blu dipinto di blu”, and The Uppertones play it at their concerts) and Fred Buscaglione.

The title song was written by Jamaican pianist Theophilius Beckford, a talented session musician from Sir Coxsone Dodd’s studio. Easy Snappin was also his nickname.

All songs were arranged for piano, percussion and trombone and played in a characteristic style that The Uppertones refer to as Jamaican boogie. You can read about it in our interview with the musicians.

“Easy Snapping” is also available on Spotify.

Photo: album cover


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