Tot Taylor & His Orchestra


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Tot Taylor's debut album is a striking fusion of good-time pop with the orchestration and wordplay of Tin Pan Alley show tunes. Taylor pays tribute to idols like Gershwin, Porter, and Kern, but wisely doesn't try to emulate them, displaying a self-deprecating sense of humor about such an idea; some of his songs, like "I Wanna Play the Drums Tonight," are defiantly silly, keeping Taylor's music down to earth.