I’d not seen until today this delightful bit of praise for our 2011 album, “Richie Kaye’s Music & Mirth, ” recorded with my colleague, Tony LaVorgna and Sam Kuslan (on two tracks).
“If you were looking for music that puts you on a “downer” or amplifies your “angst,” you’ll have to look elsewhere. I can’t help but thinking “Laurel & Hardy” (or Ozzie & Harriet, for that matter – back in Ozzie’s early days as a bandleader) as I listen to “Love Is Just Around The Corner“ LOL! You must remember that I grew up in an age when music like this was just giving way to the protest music of the ’60’s, so the idea of humor and FUN in music isn’t foreign to me at all. And tunes like the somewhat corny-sounding lyrics on “Sweet Tooth” aren’t actually as nuts as they sound. The idea back then was to cut a rug and have a ball and this kind of music allowed you to do just that. I give Richie and his sidekick Tony LaVorgna a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED on this one, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.96.” — Rotcod Jazz