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That Da​-​Da Strain

from Unhinged by Elijah Shiffer And The Robber Crabs

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The title of this 1922 song does not refer to the Dada art movement of that time. Our odd-meter arrangement, however, has a bit of both, with a new strain that’s essentially a collage of the main chorus. Some of the melodic embellishments are based on Ethel Waters’ recording.


from Unhinged, released March 21, 2018
Elijah Shiffer - alto saxophone
Andrew Shillito - guitar
Marty Kenney - electric bass
Tim Rachbach - drums

Composed by Mamie Medina and Edgar Dowell
Arranged by Elijah Shiffer

Recorded August 14, 2017 at Acme Hall Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Recording engineer: Richard Bennett
Mixed and mastered by Dev Avidon at Avidon Audio Labs, New York, NY


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