The Boop-A-Doo is the eighth studio album and tenth album overall by American ska-swing band the Cherry Poppin' Daddies, released on January 22, 2016 by Space Age Bachelor Pad Records. The second in a planned trilogy of cover albums intended to showcase the Daddies' swing and jazz influences following the 2014 Rat Pack tribute Please Return the Evening, The Boop-A-Doo is a collection of jazz and swing standards from the 1920s and 1930s. "The Boop-A-Doo is the 2nd in our trilogy of recordings that we are putting together to showcase our swing influences when we started CPD. The Boop-A-Doo documents: The Roaring 20’s, the Weimar Republic in Germany, The Great Depression, Pre-Code Hollywood film, Art Deco and Cotton Club Hot Jazz.
Conveying the strong bonds that tie all the artists together, ‘Coalescence’ is a title that directly acknowledges all the different artists contributing and unifying their individual elements, all coming together to form a greater whole. To symbolise the significance of this project, the album has been created in light of various puzzle elements and themes. The Steyoyoke family is exactly like a puzzle, everyone has a place and purpose and something unique to offer. The ‘Coalescence’ album signifies affinity and a merging of their individual talents to bring you a refined collection of ethereal techno and melodic deep house interludes.
Pretty Yende, a rising star soprano with a modern fairy-tale story releases her debut album A Journey. Born in a remote town in South Africa, Yende was first introduced to opera music at the age of sixteen when hearing the Flower Duet from Delibes opera Lakmé in a British Airways commercial.
Soprano Elīna Garanča has been known mostly for bel canto roles. With Revive, she seems to inaugurate a new direction in her career with a selection of dramatic, mezzo-soprano range pieces. Cynics might guess that the title refers to that new direction itself, or simply to the collection of rather obscure music that makes up most of the second half of the program.