The Fifties

by Nathan Persad

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Hot diggety dog! What's the beef, daddio?

Well, let me tell you, cats and kittens. Nathan Persad's albums are akin to the Number 53 bus service in a certain part of South London. You wait ages for one to come along, and then TWO come along at once!!! Unlike the Number 53, Nathan's albums aren't damp, draughty, barely roadworthy or full of obnoxiously loud teenagers, but still. You get the general idea.

The Fifties was a remarkable decade. I imagine. I wasn't there. But it sounded exciting. Everyone wore great clothes, they all ate burgers the size of their heads, washed down with giant malted chocolate milkshakes, and nobody ever seemed to have a weight problem. Elvis gave everyone palpitations with one deft thrust of his hips, Buddy Holly was the original exponent of Geek Chic, Fats Domino found his thrill on Blueberry Hill and Jerry Lee Lewis played piano with his feet. What a time to be alive.

Nathan has dug deep into the depths of his musical influences to bring you an original collection of songs in an homage to this most hip, hot, and happening of times. Here you'll find eleven country shufflin', High School hoppin', finger snappin', hair quiffin', doo woppin' Persad originals - and every one of them is a real blast. Get down to Get Down(!), wrestle to Let's Wrestle, make more friends after hearing Tell Her Hi From Me, and get yourself closer to nature with For the Birds. You won't regret it.

Let's cut to the chase, kids. Don't flip your wig - flip your lid to the crazy sounds of the coolest cat in the alley! Slip on your finest dancing shoes, get with it and go ape for the greatest 1950s record of the 21st century!

credits

released May 1, 2018

Produced by Nathan Persad. Executive Producer, final recording and mastering: Christy

Drums and some bass recorded by Matt Rigsby Smith
Most other instruments recorded by Jimb

Nathan Persad plays all instruments and sings all vocals but is helped out by Andy Dummet on Selmer tenor saxophone on tracks 1, 7, 9 and 11 and chorus by “The Wakkadooers” Jimb, Harry Hayball, Guthrie Rovell, Leanne Bower, Markus Michelucci and Rob “Also The Referee On Let’s Wrestle’ Aldridge on tracks 1 and 6.

Album artwork by Nathan Persad

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