The Bonebrake Syncopators
  That Da Da Strain
Topsy - Three Little Words - That Da Da Strain - Yardbird Suite - A Porter's Love Song (To A Chambermaid) - Limehouse Blues - On The Alamo - Swedish Pastry - Baby Won't You Please Come Home - Sequence in Bb - China Boy
Since I watched the DVD "West Coast Ramble vol. 2" on which they play 2 songs I was very excited about this band. Actually, with such a cast, any lover of good music should be. The line up consists of DJ Bonebrake (X, The Knitters) on vibes, Jeremy Wakefield (The Lucky Stars, Squarepants Spongebob) on steel, TK Smith (Big Sandy, Smith's Ranch Boys) on guitar, Wally Hersom (Big Sandy, The Lucky Stars) on bass and last but not least Dave Stuckey (Dave'n'Deke, The Rhythm Gang, The Lucky Stars) on drums.
Musically, imagine a place between Red Novo, Benny Goodman in small formation and Jummy Rivers with a bit of bop here and there and you'll have an idea of the sound of the Bonebrake Syncopators. Three of them can play solos, giving rich and fine combinations and arrangements. Mostly instrumentals, it also features a couple of vocal numbers by Wakefield and Stuckey (who is not credited on the cover for that, I still don't know why). The singing decontraction of Stuckey and the way he plays with the time evokes me Jack Teagarden. As I said the musicianship is impressive and the pleasure of the music is highly communicative. A must have.
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Fred "Virgil" Turgis