the Music

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

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


  • 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

If You Want Me To Love You

The Asylum Street Spankers were pretty much the goal to which we aspired when we first started the Side Street Steppers six years ago—well, maybe a cross between them and the Jake Leg Stompers.  At any rate, there was once a song that the Spankers did that Vera was sure they had naughtied the lyrics up a bit, but when she heard the Lucille Bogan original she realized that if anything, the Spankers had toned it down!  Not so much the case with this version of If You Want Me To Love You as compared to the Georgia Tom & Tampa Red original, but this song has been a big late-night crowd pleaser for us, and we’ve had numerous requests to record it, so here it is.  I’d like to add that one of the best moments of my musical career occurred at a Folk Alliance conference in Memphis a few years back, when Guy Forsythe came to our showcase and told me that even though the Spankers were winding down and getting off the road, the baton had been passed and he felt like the music was in good hands with us.