It's unfortunate that catchy and swinging pop music, nice and easy like the american role models, was not part of the German mass market. And it's a shame that this record as a CD is already out of stock. Munich-based Pete York (drummer and vocalist) is part of pop history already as he's been part of the rock duo Hardin & York - but who's Susie Who? Her finely balanced vocals are swinging, it beams with optimism and joy and spellbinds the listener with stunning charme. Renowned studio mavens like the late keyboard wizard Kristian Schultze (Doldinger's "Passport") enrich this production. Barbara Dennerlein's accompanying organ work on "Angels Only Live In Heaven" is captivating and on "Loop De Loop" Torsten Goods adds an animated guitar chorus. Alongside standards like "Someone To Watch Over Me" (George Gershwin), "Misty" (Erroll Garner) and "I Fall In Love Too Easily" (Jule Styne) all the other songs are written by Munich-based composer Dietmar Kawohl, who was also in charge of the production. Kawohl is a pro. He composed countless TV music scores as well as songs for almost every German and lots of international pop and "schlager" stars - from Peter Alexander to Roger Whittaker and Boney M. With this record he probably granted himself a wish come true. At the Brill Building on New York's Broadway, where composers like Paul Anka, Carole King or Paul Simon wrote a considerable part of America's 50s to 70s pop hits, Dietmar Kawohl and his text partner Peter Bischof would have cut quite a figure.
"Wonderful voices, amazing songs. This CD has international appeal and can be favourably compared to American productions. My compliments."
"What a fantastic Swing CD! Great new songs , which I listening to repeatedly. My compliments to the singer and the producers."
„What a new flavor on the scene. Great voice, great production!”
Dr. Michael Kunze
"Susie Who’s album is like finest dark chocolate for gourmets- the songs are not sickly sweet but they still make you addicted. They grow on you and inspire you like a forbidden pleasure. In every way a first class production which deserves great success."
"Susie is for me a born entertainer with a “sexy flair”. An amazingly well- produced CD of potential hit songs. A must for all fans of Renee Olstead and Norah Jones."
"DER SPIEGEL" about Torsten Goods: „Concerns around the future of the jazz in Germany are unfounded."
"I played the organ on the song “Angels only live in heaven”. The reason being that I’ve continued my relationship with talented musicians who still have to work on building their audience. I always support interesting projects that have merit."
"If I didn’t know exactly that the loading of my CD player is sticking, I would have really thought this time that the Machine has its own good taste and doesn’t want to give the CD back to me. The composers and producers of “Pin UP” are masters of their trade, they understand harmony and sound. “You belong to me” startled me for a moment but then I was swinging again – where did this song come from? Of course, it’s the English version of “Er gehoert zu mir.” The song sounds like an American standard of the Fifties – a beautiful version. Talk about “Pimp Up My Song.” The voice of Susie Who is crystal clear and reminds me in some parts of the voices from the Carpenters, and that’s really means something. I really feel good listening to this CD and wish the team a really cool chart hit a la Roger Cicero. They deserve it."
Beautiful songs, the singer is great and Pete York is a great vocalist too. This music makes me feel really good. The arrangements are wonderful - compliments! I wish you all the best with the CD.