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Music Review: 'Kojak Variety'

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Kojak Variety (Music - Elvis Costello 1995)

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Elvis Costello
Producers:
Warner Bros.

We gave it a B-

On this oddball selection of covers, only a few cuts (e.g., Dylan’s ”I Threw It All Away”) make sense for Costello’s bristly idiosyncratic vocalizing. Despite being a great songwriter, he’s never going to outsing Little Richard, as his geeky version of ”Bama Lama Bama Loo” makes clear. B-