Any project that finds a playful version of The Little Mermaid's "Kiss the Girl" appropriate is obviously something conceived in a tropical wonderland. Veteran country singer Ronnie McDowell takes a break from the honky tonkin' and teams up with the legendary doo wop-era group the Drifters to create a fun, reggae-influenced trip down to the islands (that takes a few detours through the history of rock & roll). Classics include "Honey Love" and a moody rendering of "For Your Precious Love," while McDowell's own sense of novelty songwriting leads to the inspired "I Wanna Shag With You" and "Boardwalk Girl." The closing number, "Shama Lama Ding Dong," blends the best of the two worlds together.
AllMusic Review by Jonathan Widran