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The Art of Tea ()


After his debut on the tiny Brut Records (a short-lived record label of the famous cologne company), Michael Franks established both his unique sound and a recording process he has continued throughout his career. Primarily a jazz artist, Franks crossed over to pop and rock fans through heavy FM airplay beginning with The Art of Tea. Sensually suggestive and playful tracks, such as "Popsicle Toes" and "Eggplant" contain sly wordplay and almost Henry Mancini-like, breezy jazz-pop. Employing a similar approach as Steely Dan ...

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  1. Nightmoves
  2. Eggplant
  3. Monkey See-Monkey Do
  4. St. Elmo's Fire
  5. I Don't Know Why I'm So Happy I'm Sad
  6. Jive
  7. Popsicle Toes
  8. Sometimes I Just Forget to Smile
  9. Mr. Blue
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