the Music

If It Don't Fit, Don't Force It

Coming soon!  Projected release date in late June/early July 2015.

Tracks

  • 1. Walk The Dog clip
  • 2. Everybody Does It Now clip
  • 3. Why Don't You Do Right? clip
  • 4. If It Don't Fit Don't Force It clip
  • 5. All Of Me clip
  • 6. I'll Fly Away clip
  • 7. Jug Band Blues clip
  • 8. I Want To Be Bad clip
  • 9. Ukulele Lady clip
  • 10. Bill Bailey clip
  • 11. Summertime clip
  • 12. New Rubbin' On That Darned Old Thing clip
  • 13. If You Want Me To Love You clip
  • 14. Five Foot Two clip
  • 15. Wayward Gal Blues clip
  • 16. Let's Get Drunk Again clip

Why Don't You Do Right?

This is one of those perfect songs with a distinguished blues & jazz provenance—originally recorded by the Harlem Hamfats as “Weed Smoker’s Dream” in 1936, Hamfats band member “Kansas” Joe McCoy later re-wrote the song with new lyrics as “Why Don’t You Do Right?”  It was recorded in 1941 by Lil Green with Big Bill Broonzy on guitar.  The next year, 1942, saw Peggy Lee and Benny Goodman recording it as a million record seller.  Our original washboard player, Emily Breckenridge, found it through the Jessica Rabbit (Amy Irving) version in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and thus it entered the Side Street Steppers repertoire.  From the blues to jazz to modern American pop culture, ladies and gentlemen!