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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Mint Julep Jazz Band

You gotta love streaming media services. I’ve gotten in late on Spotify, which is free to download and play. I’m glad that I finally joined it because I’ve found some great Dieselpunk music.

One of my favorites is Spotify’s “Mint Julep Jazz Band Radio.” Just as the name implies, this Spotify ‘radio station’ plays tunes from not only the Mint Julep Jazz Band but by others of the same style. The result is a fantastic mix of tunes from bands such as Naomi and Her Handsome Devils, the California Feetwarmers, the Boilermaker Jazz Band, the Hot Sugar Band, and many more.  

Mint Julep Jazz Band in concert.
For those unfamiliar with the Mint Julep Jazz Band, it’s a ‘little big band’ out of Durham, North Carolina consisting of just 4 horns, a rhythm section, and vocalist Laura Windley. They may be small but the Mint Julep Jazz Band carries a wallop with the sound of a full-size big band that successfully recreates the hot jazz sounds of the 1920′s, 1930's, and early 1940s. They play not only classic Jazz Age tunes but their own originals.

You ought to check out the Mint Julep Jazz Band Radio on Spotify. You’ll be glad that you did.

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