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SweetBirdsOfRiddimSWEET BIRDS OF RIDDIM

Jack and Kitty just released a surprise EP called SWEET BIRDS OF RIDDIM.

The six song digital album is a collection of organic vaudeville and jug band folk for all ages influenced by the Jamaican mento music of the 1920s and 1930s. Jack and Kitty play all instruments heard on the album which was recorded this past week (9.5.17). The duo produced, engineered and mixed the album at their home in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Look for music videos for each song early next year.

Stream the entire album for FREE now!


THREE LITTLE BIRDS / TIP TOE THROUGH THE TULIPS WITH ME

LYRICS. Kitty’s uncle is Bunny Wailer (of Bob Marley and the Wailers fame) and Jack’s babysitter was Tiny Tim so it only seems appropriate for us to include a mash-up of Bob Marley and Tiny Tim’s most popular tunes! Kitty sings and plays shakers and bongos. Jack plays guitar and ukulele.

EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY

LYRICS. A classic 1920s hot jazz hokum tune. Kitty sings and plays shakers. Jack sings and plays guitar, banjo, whizbang, washboard, jug, throat trumnet and kazoo.

THE GHOST OF THE ST. LOUIS BLUES

LYRICS. Our take on the old 1920s minstrel blues tune recorded by yodeler Emmett Miller. Kitty sings and plays castanets, shakers, bongos. Jack sings and plays guitar, banjo, jug, harmonica and glockenspiel.

BLUE

LYRICS. We wrote this tune! Kitty sings. Jack plays guitar, ukulele, jug, comb and glockenspiel.

THE GYPSY

LYRICS. A classic vaudeville comedy bit. Done by many old minstrels and medicine show pitchmen. Kitty sings and plays washboard. Jack sings and plays banjo, kazoo and jug.

YELLOW BIRD

LYRICS. The melody of this song was written in Haiti in the 1880s, the lyrics were written in Jamaica in the 1920s. Kitty sings and plays rumba box, glockenspiel, bongos and shakers. Jack plays guitar, ukulele and Hawaiian slide guitar.