'This album won the INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE AWARD, from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, for BEST SELF PRODUCED CD!!!!! With her two fisted thundering boogie style, Sue Palmer& Her Motel Swing Orchestra have released a wonderful new album full of fun and cool enough to cause crop damage to orange groves. Dedicated to the Sophisticated Ladies in her life, she showcases some of San Diego's finest female musicians, as well as the men in her crew. In the vein of Hadda Brooks, Camille Howard, and Julia Lee, Sue pounds the ivories with the verve and joy of a little kid on a new toy xylophone! Four selections from a live radio program present Sue at her best, with her tight rhythm section, featuring her longtime drummer, Sharon Shufelt, bassist Pete Harrison, and sultry lead singer Deejha Marie. Award winning songwriter Janell Rock, has written a wonderful anthem to Sue in all her glory: 'Queen of the Boogie.' April West, san Diego's awesome trombonist, is showcased on Duke Ellington's beautiful 'Sophisticated Lady.' Mixing blues and jazz effortlessly, Sue's original, 'Interlude,' provides a format for the band to show off their jazz abilities and provides a vehicle for San Diego's elder jazz statesman, Daniel Jackson, on tenor sax. Mr. Jackson is best known for his tenure in Ray Charles band. World class blues tenor man Jonny viau torches up the album with Sue's blues 'Ladies Shoes.' Sue paints images with her piano, gracefully filling her canvas with notes that soothe and seduce, while inducing listeners to dance their troubles away.