Though he doesn't get nearly as much credit as others, Commander Cody was a pioneer in the fusion of rock & roll, Western swing, rockabilly, and boogie woogie. The Commander's biggest hit was his 1970s remake of "Hot Rod Lincoln," but the fun didn't stop there--you can always count on Cody to provide an "instant party." The proof is here, on the in-concert FROM THE FRONT ROW DVD-A.
Inspired by the likes of Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, and Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen Maria Vega is the retro-influenced self-titled debut album, released in 2009, from the Guatemalan-born French vocalist and her three-piece backing band. Its 13 jazz-pop nouvelle chansons include the singles "Le Fourbe" and "La Menteuse."