Various "Cha Cha Cabaret/Chez Vous" CD (1997)
Details: Various, "Cha Cha Cabaret - Chez Vous" CD (1997) on K Records. Features tracks by Old Time Relijun, The Lookers, Mirah, Nikki McClure, The Skirts, Miranda July, and more. A mixture of spoken word, stories, and music: a true cabaret experience.
Description: "Viva la Baker and radical Divas everywhere. Chez Vous is a compilation drawn from The Cha Cha Cabaret - a show, darling, a traveling Hootenanny, and Chautauqua rolled into one. It toured the west coast for a few seasons, organized and hosted by the inimitable Miss Lady Hand Grenade, and then documented itself on this disc. Featured are acts and objects extravagant but familiar, made with those things closest at hand, all recorded by Calvin Johnson at Dub Narcotic Studio.
Chez Vous includes the first recordings on K by the artists Mirah (Cocozelle), Old Time Relijun, Sarah Dougher, Miranda July, and Nikki McClure.
Drawing heavily on the imagery of Josephine Baker and the attitudes of Nina Simone, starring lady glitterati and tap dancing dandies these restless marauders are the original troubadours, charting the terrain in their flights of fancy. Included on this bountiful collection are the work of Simplement Jacques (aka Dale Shaw of Blood Sausage and the Lies), the Skirts, Old Time Relijun, the Lookers (featuring Sarah Dougher), Panties, Nikki McClure, Cocozelle (aka Mirah), Miranda July, Flying Tigers (featuring Star Athena), and, our hostess, Miss Lady Hand Grenade (Jen Smith)."
Grade: M (new stock/sealed)
CD TRACK LISTING:
1. Hello My Friends (Simplement Jacques)
2. Miss Lady Hand Grenade Anthem (Simplement Jacques, The Skirts, Old Time Relijun)
3. Untitled (Unknown)
4. Leaving Texas (The Lookers)
5. Eatin' Words (Vicki Lewis and Melissa Klein)
6. Untitled (Unknown)
7. Cowboys From Outer Space (66% Chick)
8. Surrender (Hallie Ruth)
9. Money Penny (The Skirts)
10. Stomping At The Savoy (Monsieur Bryce Panic)
11. Chansons d'Amour (Miss Lady Hand Grenade)
12. Fashion Show Walk (Old Time Relijun)
13. All About You (Panties)
14. Something Going Wrong Here (Nikki McClure)
15. Untitled (Unknown)
16. Chicken In A Can (Godzilla w/ Cybelle and Ben)
17. Lucky Little Shark (Cocozelle)
18. Diagnostic (Miranda July)
19. Starts With Laughter (Flying Tigers)
20. Afternoon At The Abandoned Mine (Agnes and Hattie's Eastside Witches Revival)
21. Untitled (Unknown)
22. Cha Cha! (Old Time Relijun)
23. Queen Medley! (Simplement Jacques w/ Old Time Relijun)
24. Bye Bye (Miss Lady Hand Grenade)