Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)
by Us3

Album: Hand on the Torch (1993)
Charted: 23 9

Songfacts®:

  • This song covers Herbie Hancock's "Cantaloupe Island." Like Hancock's original, "Cantaloop" was released on the influential jazz label Blue Note Records. This single was Us3's very first one that was certified Gold in the USA, and the album Hand on the Torch was Blue Note's first Platinum album.
  • The spoken opening lines "Ladies and gentlemen, as you know, we have something special down here at Birdland this evening: a recording for Blue Note Records" are a reference the famous Birdland Jazz Club in New York City. This line is actually Pee Wee Marquette's opening announcement from Art Blakey's first Birdland album A Night at Birdland Vol. 1 in 1954. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Martin - Rostock, Germany, for above 2

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