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New CD Review: Red Hot Chachkas / Spice it up!

Pretty snazzy woodcut - spicy, indeed!I have corresponded with Julie Egger since the days of her first band. It gives me great pleasure to review this latest CD by the Red Hot Chachkas. I am in awe. Like their Sacramento colleagues, the Freilachmakers, this band consists of great musicians who have been playing together forever and it shows. (I might add that after this CD was recorded, Glenn Hartman, formerly of the New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars, also joined the group.) I highly recommend that you give Spice it up! a good listen. I suspect that you'll wind up with your own copy, and so will your friends.