Too Cool to Conga!

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Too Cool to Conga!
Studio album by
Released5 June 2001
Genre New wave, disco
Length52:21
Label BMG Ariola München GmbH, Snapper Music
Producer August Darnell
Kid Creole and the Coconuts chronology
The Conquest of You
(1997)
Too Cool to Conga!
(2001)
I Wake Up Screaming
(2011)

Too Cool to Conga! is the thirteenth studio album released by the American musical group Kid Creole and the Coconuts. It was released in 2001.

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Track listing

All tracks are written by August Darnell.

No.TitleLength
1."Let's Jam!"4:23
2."Flip, Flop and Fly/My Gal's a Jockey"8:07
3."Man, Oh Man"4:50
4."Personal Assistant"4:26
5."I Saw Her First"4:19
6."Stingy Brim"3:31
7."Savanna" (Not included on all editions)5:07
8."Who's Your Daddy Now?"5:40
9."Endicott"6:16
10."Get Rid"4:49
11."Too Cool to Conga"6:05
12."1+1=1" (Not included on all editions)4:05
13."Choo Choo Cha Boogie" (Not included on all editions)4:09
Alternative track listings

Some editions do not include "Savanna", "1+1=1" and "Choo Choo Cha Boogie", but include either "I'm Not Your Papa" (Mukupa featuring Kid Creole) or "I Love Muchachacha" as the final track.

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References

  1. Ruhlmann, William. Review: Too Cool to Conga!. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2012-08-06.