Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7’s ‘The Chartreuse Woman’ is your Pitch Music Awards song of the day
This year, the 2014 Pitch Music Awards Showcase is split over two nights: Saturday, July 19, at the Riot Room and Friday, July 25, at Knuckleheads Saloon (lineup details and tickets here.) The PMA Awards Show is at the Uptown Theater, held this year on Sunday, August 3, and hosted by World Air Guitar Champion Eric “Mean” Melin and Mills Record Co.’s Judy Mills (tickets here).
To count down to the awards ceremony – and help introduce you to this year’s picks – we’re going to be debuting a “song of the day” each weekday until the show from one of this year’s batch of nominees.
Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7 may be longtime regulars at the Green Lady Lounge, but don’t mistake this troupe for a jazz lounge act. Hazelton’s group blends the funk and soul of the 1960s and 70s – sounds a la Lonnie Smith and Grant Green – and they do it with no uncertain amount of pizzazz. Hazelton is the center of the party with his Hammond B-3 organ, and then comes Nick Howell on trumpet, Nick Roland on alto and tenor saxophones, Brett Jackson on baritone sax, Matt Hopper on guitar, Kevin Frazee on drums and Gary Helm on congas. Our song du jour “The Chartreuse Woman” is Hazelton’s ode to the Green Lady Lounge, and what a tribute it is. Listen below.
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#23: My Oh My’s “Your Heart Not Mine”
#22: Schwervon’s “Land Locked”
#21: Your Friend’s “Bangs”
#20: Radkey’s “Romance Dawn”
#19: Maramus’ “Syphilitic”
#18: Various Blonde’s “Downtown Frown”