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

I Wanna Be Loved By You

This song was on a CD that Olivia Morris made for me and Vera as a wedding present.  A lot of people have done this song, but the version Olivia gave us was recorded by Rose Murphy, the “Chee Chee Girl.”  I really loved her version and was resistant to the changes Vera wanted to make, but I’m glad she did—she has made this song her own, and it has become one of our most consistently requested numbers.  This song was first performed by Helen Kane—the “Boop Boop a Boop Girl”—who later inspired the creation of the iconic cartoon character Betty Boop.  We reprise the track at the end of the record, 45 seconds after the last track, with a rendition by Christian, Vera and special guest Curly Miller of the Old 78s on violin, recorded on wax cylinder by Martin Fisher of Middle Tennessee State University.  You can find more from Curly and his wonderful band at