June 27, 2016

Screamin' Miss Jackson & The Slap Ya' Mama Big Band: I Heard the Voice of a Donut

Retro septet Screamin' Miss Jackson & The Slap Ya' Mama Big Band bring the swing of New Orleans to any stage that will have them. Their new album I Heard the Voice of a Donut is a foot-tapping trip down memory lane, with bits of skiffle and Thirties jazz thrown in for good measure. While the music could be mistaken for being recorded in the Deep South of the USA, there is no denying their Englishness with their knack for wordplay and taking a stab at religion (Take Jesus on a Date).

Good time music for sure, but they don't close their eyes for heartbreak (Any Old Town) or getting booze-induced trouble (The Whiskey Tastes Too Good). Screamin' Miss Jackson & The Slap Ya' Mama Big Band keep the musical entertainment of yesteryear alive, with an energy that is highly contagious. Their twangy goodness will get bored festival crowds back on their feet and turn pubs into swinging juke joints.

Screamin' Miss Jackson & The Slap Ya' Mama Big Band::
April Jackson: washboard, vocals
Marc Griffiths: guitar, banjo, vocals
Becca Philip: guitar, vocals
Mark Legassick: mandolin, vocals
Henry Slim: harmonica, vocals
Mandrake Fantastico: double bass
Robert Alexander III: drums

I Heard the Voice of a Donut is released thru Little Paradise Records. The vinyl version will be shipping out in September.

Tracks:
  1. A Little Rub
  2. One Daddy
  3. Any Old Town
  4. Hungry Mama Rag
  5. The Whiskey Tastes Too Good
  6. 21st Century Satan (Hell Toupé)
  7. Oozlin' Daddy Blues
  8. Take Jesus on a Date
  9. Last Curve in the Road
  10. Baby it's You
  11. Old Bones
  12. Boxcar Date

UK live dates:
  • 07/01 Sheffield @ Yellow Arch Studios
    (w/ The Buffalo Skinners, Poor Old Dogs, Philip J. Nixon)
  • 07/03 Newcastle Upon Tyne @ The Cumberland Arms
    (w/ Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra, The Buffalo Skinners, The Carry Nations, John Lewis)
  • 07/07 Bristol @ The Canteen
  • 07/09 Frome @ Frome Festival
  • 07/15 Swanage @ Wonkydonk Festival
  • 07/22 Bath @ Cock and Bull Festival
  • 07/23 Flaggoners Green @ Nozstock Festival
  • 08/04 Chippenham @ Fieldview Festival
  • 08/06 Charlbury @ Wilderness Festival
  • 08/12 Winchester @ BoomTown Festival
  • 08/27 Swanage @ Purbeck Folk Festival
  • 08/28 Bristol @ The Old Duke

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