Third Man Records has issued a couple of discs from the Dex Romweber Duo, but we got some exciting news yesterday that Third Man will be reissuing the landmark 1991 album “Go Go Harlem Baby” by Dex’s previous group, Flat Duo Jets. From the label:
“We are so very excited to announce the reissue of the Flat Duo Jets classic 1991 release “Go Go Harlem Baby.” The piece de resistance of Dex Romweber’s voluminous back catalog, ably backed by the trusty Chris “Crow” Smith on drums, “GGHB” is as solid an LP as you will ever find. Some of you may remember Jack White dropping the needle on the Jets’ version of “Froggy Went a Courtin’” in the “It Might Get Loud” doc as an indicator of his early influences. Maybe you remember the White Stripes covering “You Belong to Me” or “Apple Blossom Time” in their live performances. Those songs, as well as all the rest featured on “Go Go Harlem Baby” are genuinely important in the pantheon of American music. Out-of-print on vinyl since it’s original issue twenty years ago, Third Man Records worked solidly for a year-and-a-half to make this record available again. Please enjoy.”
I had this one on cassette way back when, and couldn’t be more stoked to finally have a chance to own it own vinyl! Preorders are now available here for $15 and the offical street date is October 18th. Listen to the band perform the album track “Harlem Nocturne” live in the video below!