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!


  • 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

Papa's About To Get Mad

Vera fell in love with this song on the Old Hat Records release Good For What Ails You—Music  of the Medicine Shows.  Originally recorded by Pink Anderson and Simmie Dooley on April 14, 1928, Papa’s About To Get Mad is a classic example of the Hokum genre.  This song’s lyrics give the album its title—“I know the sweetest peaches don’t grow on trees,” Pink Anderson sings, and we think you know what he’s talkin’ about.  We dedicate this number to the Peach Party attendees at the annual Contra Dancers Delight Holiday dance week in Morgantown, West Virginia.