It might not be summer yet officially, but it’s sure feeling that way around here. Enjoy a little Sunshine from Avalon Jazz Band, a little Summer Song from Geoff Bull and the Finer Cuts, and lots and lots of other great swing, jazz, and blues tunes with this week’s show!
I heard a rumor that it might be the final Bandcamp Friday on May 7 so I went a little nuts! This rumor seems unfounded, though, based on posts from Bandcamp, where it looks like they may continue all the way through 2021. Or, at the very least, until live performances resume. Ah well, more music for me, anyway!
Among the new (to me) tunes include albums I didn’t already have from Tcha-Badjo, Blue Moon Marquee, and The Schwings Band, as well as new (to me) groups like Jacob Zimmerman, Thrift Set Orchestra, and Tatiana Eva-Marie.
And it all adds up to another great two hours of swing, jazz, and blues. Enjoy!
My new music discovery this week was a Port Townsend band that is (probably) no longer together but really kicked, Famous Lucy. Listen in for a couple of their tracks, along with some great music including classics like Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday. I usually play newer versions of their tunes, but this week we go back to the originals!
I just found out about Tim Gill over on Reddit. Sadly, the context in which I found out was that he and his wife died in a plane crash last week. So I don’t know if it will help his kids at all or anything, but I went and bought his whole catalog over on Bandcamp and play a couple of those tracks in this show.
Some other highlights this week include tracks from Emily Cole, The Hot Sardines, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Shirt Tail Stompers, and lots, lots more.
Enjoy, and do a little dance for me!
Another week, another two hours of fun music. Kicking things off with a little Spiderman action from the band, Babik. At one point I thought this band included Django’s youngest child, Babik, but it’s actually just named after him. That’s cool too, though, and they have that gypsy jazz thing that I like so much, especially for the Spiderman theme!
Spring has definitely sprung around here, which means it is sunny and beautiful, and that I need to go and mow the yard before it gets out of control. May your seeds be sprouting and your legs be swinging!