5 Princess Poo-Poo-Ly Had Plenty of Papaya / Let’s Talk Dirty In Hawaiianby Harry Owens/by John Prine & Fred Koller
“This disc might be perfect. Armed with a terrific choice of songs, Ms. Bernard’s clear, fine voice saunters, whispers and pouts inside lively, loopy arrangements.” – Mark Keating, Sound Views
“Delivers the goods with verve, humor and quirky charm.” – The Music Paper
Mary Ellen’s debut album is as cool and classic as a vintage martini shaker, a stylish synthesis of past and present pop, jazz, blues, and lounge. Its mix of wicked humor and offbeat storytelling prompted a New York deejay to describe Mary Ellen as “Tom Waits meets Tracey Ullman.” Her wacky, big-band reincarnation of Patty Larkin’s folk-jazz “Caffeine” became a favorite with morning radio hosts.
Produced by Paul Guzzone.