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On the Cool Side (Heat Wave)


Download links and information about On the Cool Side (Heat Wave) by Ben Sidran. This album was released in 1985 and it belongs to Jazz, Smooth Jazz genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 48:21 minutes.

Artist: Ben Sidran
Release date: 1985
Genre: Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Tracks: 11
Duration: 48:21
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No. Title Length
1. Mitsubishi Boy 5:15
2. Lover Man, Pt. 1 3:03
3. Lover Man, Pt. 2 4:53
4. Brown Eyes 3:52
5. On the Cool Side 5:51
6. Old Hoagy 3:34
7. Heat Wave 3:56
8. Take It Easy Greasy 4:18
9. Up a Lazy River 3:34
10. That's What the Note Said 4:27
11. Lost In the Stars 5:38



Ben Sidran's musical persona has always been one of cool-cat hipster, talk-singing his songs in a style reminiscent of his mentor, Mose Allison. On the Cool Side was one of his more commercially viable solo releases, finding an audience in the small coterie of contemporary jazz stations in the mid-'80s. The title track is a classic of the genre, an upbeat, joyous affirmation of life, featuring a backing vocal from old pal Steve Miller. Sidran's take on "Lover Man" adds a whole new funky dimension to that oft-recorded warhorse, as do his versions of "Heat Wave" and "Up a Lazy River," the latter featuring Dr. John on second vocal. The music on this recording is heavily electronicized, with programmed drums, synthesized riffs, and Fender Rhodes piano, but it sure sounds like a lot of fun. And, you'll find yourself walking down the street singing "keep on searching, keep it on the cool side" with a big smile on your face.