Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Squirrel Nut Zippers "Put A Lid On It"

This Lounge/Swing Revival band from Durham, North Carolina, has put out some fine songs in the last fifteen years. Here's one of their best, "Put A Lid on It", from 1997, featuring the amazing Katherine Whalen on vocals. The group was dormant for the last few years but came out with a new album last year and is touring again. (Why they never play spots like my neck of the woods is a mystery.)

James "Jimbo" Mathus — vocals, Guitar, Slide Guitar, Tenor Banjo, Trombone, Piano
Katharine Whalen — Vocals, Banjo, Ukulele
Stuart Cole — Bass
Chris Phillips — Percussion, Contraption Kit, drums
Je Widenhouse — Trumpet, Cornet
Will Dawson — Alto Saxophone
Henry Westmoreland — Baritone Saxophone
Robert "Griffanzo" Griffin - Piano(Roland Keyboards)


  1. I do love me some Squirrel Nut Zippers. This one and "Hell" are two of my favorites. I loved the whole swing revival of the 90s (Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Royal Crown Revue, etc.) Lots of fun...

  2. "Cherry Poppin' Daddies" is another great band Shedrick. They come from Eugene, Oregon I believe. Glad you enjoyed this one.