Sylvia Herold and the Rhythm Bugs

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  • Sylvia Herold & The Rhythm Bugs

    This show was on Apr 2nd, 2014 | 34 people watched
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Sylvia Herold, of Wake the Dead, Cats & Jammers, and Euphonia fame, has been collecting uncommon songs for more than three decades. For her latest album, The Spider and the Fly, Sylvia has compiled a selection of swing and early pop tunes that lend themselves to three-part harmony singing. The playful program takes its name – and its spirit – from the Fats Waller song "The Spider and the Fly,"... more

Sylvia Herold, of Wake the Dead, Cats & Jammers, and Euphonia fame, has been collecting uncommon songs for more than three decades. For her latest album, The Spider and the Fly, Sylvia has compiled a selection of swing and early pop tunes that lend themselves to three-part harmony singing. The playful program takes its name – and its spirit – from the Fats Waller song "The Spider and the Fly," a tale of leggy seduction accented with bug-like vocals. From high-society jazz to low-down Basin Street ballads, the focus is on the elegant vocal arrangements, reminiscent of the Pied Pipers and the Boswell Sisters. Since its release, The Spider and the Fly has charted six weeks on the CMJ Jazz charts. "A treasure trove of days gone by played by musicians who know how to swing!" says Peter Kuller of Radio Adelaide, Australia.

Ed Johnson of Novo Tempo and Jennifer Scott of The Jennifer Scott Trio join Sylvia as vocal collaborators. These two superb jazz singers bring a wealth of experience as arrangers and composers to the lighthearted swing and mid-century pop songs on offer. Cary Black on upright bass and Jason Lewis on drums give the songs legs and make them dance. Jennifer tinkles the ivories, Ed tickles the guitar strings, and Sylvia thumps a mighty archtop guitar.

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