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The Lindy Hoppers Review:
Flat Top Tom and his Jump Cats

Over All Score:
Reviewed At: Club Caprice - Redondo Beach
Albums: Yes
Flat Top Tom indeed has a flattop, and his cats do jump. But really, they seem more like jazz musicians who often dive into the raunch of a hard blues shuffle than a swing outfit. Their musicianship is outstanding (I think Tom said his guitarist had studied with Barney Kessel) and Tom has a great shouter's voice, but I wasn't so hot about their choice of music, which seemed to consist mostly of blues. I will say that their cover of "Caledonia" kicks ass though. I'd give them a C+ to Lindy to; but I didn't see many Lindy dancers there at all.
-Julius Yang: July 28th, 1998

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