Greens Keepers ‎– Greens Keepers Present The Ziggy Franklen Radio Show

Classic ‎– CMCLP107
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Upgrades
Producer – Cobin Rudish*, Mark Share
A2 Fluid
Producer – Nick Maurer
A3 Dark Sky
Producer – Mark Share
B1 Smoke Daddy
Producer – James Curd, Mark Share
B2 Mesoptamian
Producer – James Curd, Lance DeSardi
B3 Dixie Gan
Producer – James Curd, Mike Dixon
C1 DC Minor
Producer – James Curd
C2 Classic Example
Producer – Jack Sondag, James Curd
D1 Should I Sing Like This?
Producer – James Curd, Nick Maurer
D2 If You Ain't Married Bring Your Girlfriend
Producer – James Curd
D3 Big Noise
Producer – James Curd, Joshua Michaels*

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January 24, 2004

Greens Keepers (James Curd and Nick Maurer) are a Chicago based collective who have been causing quite a stir on scene lately. With debut releases on Basenotic, Moody and their most excellent “What’s Your Man Got To Do With Gan? (On Derrick Carter + Luke Solomon’s Classic label), their unique blend of jazz, ragtime and swing has gained acclaim from performers as diverse as Pete Tong, DJ Sneak and Laurent Garnier.

Fashioned like a radio broadcast hosted by the fictitious Ziggy Franklen, the tracks on this CD are linked with commercial snippets, stock market updates and hilarious phone in requests. Expanding on their “swing house” sound, James and Nick show us their ability to produce diverse flavors, from laid back grooves (Dark Sky and Smoke Daddy) to jazz fusion (Daughter of the Sun.) But it is their unique treatment of old school samples and new school beats where their brilliance truly shines. Idiosyncratic in all the best ways, this is extraordinary stuff.