Terror-Bite Tango (Aka Gettin' Down for the Count)
Gentle Woman of a Dangerous Kind
Jamie K. Sims grew up in Alabama and North Carolina. She lived in New York, NY, for several years - composing, choreographing, performing, and teaching - before moving to Virginia. She is best know as the founder of NYC 80s band, The Cosmopolitans. Sims has written works for chamber orchestra, piano solo, voice, and various ensembles, with the support of the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the NEA. While in NYC, In 1979, Jamie transformed her Cosmopolitan Dance Troop into New Wave party band, The Cosmopolitans. Among songs that received international acclaim and airplay was the tongue-in-cheek recording, "(How to Keep Your) Husband Happy" (Shake Records, NYC, 1980, Albion Records, UK, 1981). The song reached #1 in 1980 for several weeks on the Wave Breaker national alternative radio chart. The flip side, “Wild Moose Party,” also received heavy rotation on New York's WNEW-FM and other stations throughout the U.S. and abroad.
In 2006 Bacchus Archives (Dionysus Records) released a Cosmopolitans retrospective CD, containing several previously unreleased recordings from 1981, titled "Wild Moose Party: New Wave Pom-Pom Girls Gone Go-Go." In 2012 her classical film score CD "Gentle Woman of a Dangerous Kind: Documentary Film Score," on peace and human rights activist Marii Hasegawa was released: featuring solo piano and chamber works. Halloween solo instrumental "Terror-Bite Tango" was released in October 2019, on Mooscular Phonic Tunes.