“You Talk A Little Trash” Is a Cootie Williams Treasure

You Talk A Little Trash, Cootie Williams, 2:54, 160 BPM

This song, You Talk A Little Trash, has an infectious sound and is great for dancers – nice 32-count phrasing and an easy-to-follow melodic structure. And of course, Cootie Williams sounds great on trumpet, especially in the latter half of the song once he really starts throwing down variations.

I first heard You Talk A Little Trash in this video of Erin Morris and Alex Parker doing a social dancing demo in Montreal and immediately liked it. The bouncy melody facilitates such great styling from Erin, and the whole dance just looks smooth and comfy. This has been one of my favorite songs to DJ recently, to the point where sometimes I have to talk myself down and put something else on for variety.

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