the Music

The Sweetest Peaches Don't Grow On Trees

Released date: Friday, April 12, 2013

Following the pattern set by our first record, this CD features sixteen more tracks of fine vintage music from the Golden Age of American gramophone recording, as well as the Djanjo-influenced jazz guitar styings of the famed Christo Ruppenthal.  You heard right, boys and girls - Madison, Wisconsin's notorious jazzer and band leader Chris Ruppenthal flew down for a furious week in the studio, and the result is going to knock your socks off!  Vaudeville, jugband, blues, Dixieland jazz and Western swing, this record has it all, all for only ten American dollars!

Tracks

  • 1. Papa's About To Get Mad clip
  • 2. Gin House Blues clip
  • 3. Miss Molly clip
  • 4. Logan County Blues clip
  • 5. I Wanna Be Loved By You clip
  • 6. Hot Dog Man clip
  • 7. Jitterbug Swing clip
  • 8. Long John Blues clip
  • 9. Haunted House Blues clip
  • 10. Deep Ellum Blues clip
  • 11. A Guy What Takes His Time clip
  • 12. Hey, Good Lookin’ clip
  • 13. 32-20 Blues clip
  • 14. Carroll County Blues clip
  • 15. Shimmy Like My Sister Kate clip
  • 16. Mississippi Heavy Water Blues clip

32-20 Blues

Robert Johnson was the first of the country blues artists to learn primarily from recordings of other musicians, rather than from sitting at the feet of the actual musicians themselves.  So we have that in common.  J  Plus, the elder statesmen of the craft gave him a hard time when he was coming up, then he disappeared for a while, came back and blew them away.  Perhaps we have that in common, too.  I play slide 5-string banjo on this number, which is pretty rare.