Jazz in July

Burglars Dog

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This concert is in memory of Patricia Fripp, who organised Jazz in July concerts since they started in 2006. Sadly, Pat passed away suddenly in December 2013.

Buglars Dog performs a mix of jazz, jug-band and blues numbers, with instrumental, lead vocals and harmony backing. There will be two 40 minute brackets, with an interval in between.

The programme will include:
The Flat Foot Floogie with a Floy Floy (written by Slim Gaillard and Slam Stewart and recorded by Fats Waller in 1938)
Somebody Stole My Gal (written by Cab Callowy while playing in Ted Weems Band in 1918)<
St. James Infirmary (possibly written at the St. James leprosy hospital in London in 1532, but more likely
written by Irving Mills in 1928 and famously recorded by Louis Armstrong)
Momma Don't Allow (credited to Red & His Hokum Jug Band 1929 or Bill Boyd & His Cowboy
Ramblers 1935 or ... you name em!)
I'm Satisfied With My Gal (recorded in 1936 by 'Sharkey Bonano and the Sharks of Rythm')
Long Tall Texan (put down on the Decca label by Murray Keelum)
2:30pm Sunday 6 July 2014
Kettering Hall Admission just $10, door sales only.
Afternoon tea provided during the interval
Enquiries: phone 6267 4787

A Brief History of Burglars Dog

Burglars Dog first played together in a back room of the Riverview Hotel in Taroona in the 1970s. Unfortunately the room was removed soon after. The Dogs went on to play at the Duke of York, the Cornish Mount, the Wheatsheaf Hotel and Hobart’s great music pub in the 1980s, The Doghouse Hotel (it can only be coincidence that all four venues later closed). At their height, they even appeared once with James Morrison at the Casino (yes, alright, it was only for a couple of numbers, he may not remember it, and the venue is still open).

Undeterred, Burglars Dog has continued to this day, playing an eclectic mix of 1930s washboard band tunes, traditional jazz and blues. The band features:

  • Monty East (guitar),
  • Dave Scott (T-chest base),
  • Nigel Legge (kazoo & percussion).
  • Ric 'the hat' (mouth harp),
  • Paul Martin (clarinet & saxaphone), and
  • Lilli Raintree (Banjo)

Burglars Dog is the name of the band, and having a good time is the name of the game! A session with Burglars Dog is one to remember. Don't miss them.

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