What had been an infrequent novelty — mixing electronic and '30s beats with scat and big band-ish horn solos — has become more and more common among European dance musicians and producers. Critic Milo Miles looks at two compilations that highlight this European dance trend.
The husband-and-wife rhythm section, drummer Chris Frantz and bassist Tina Weymouth. The two co-founded Talking Heads with David Byrne in 1974, and married in 1977. The two also founded the band "Tom Tom Club," a loose conglomeration of friends, relatives and neighbors. Tom Tom Club has had hits with the songs "Genius of Love," and "Wordy Rappinghood," from their 1981 debut album "Tom Tom Club," and since has recorded two other albums, "Close to the Bone," and "Boom Boom Chi Boom Boom." (Rebroadcast.