I really, really love the Squirrel Nut Zippers (another band that, in my current context, only I seem to have heard of). They are brilliant. They make some smokin’ hot jive and jazz and klezmerized craziness, and it’s all kinds of clever to boot. I only wish I could make music like that!
Covering that action in like style is, to be honest, not something I can do by my lonesome (certainly not at my current skill level on the guitar(s) and bass, and not without drum assistance and horns). Still, a few months ago I dared a little adaptation of their Blue Angel for an acoustic jam, and I thought now might be a good time to revisit the tune.
My version is sort of a sad little pseudo-rock tune, but it was fun to do. It’s all electric guitar/fiddle/bass and the Chicago Blues drum loop in Garage Band. It loses the charm of the original, but it’s still worthwhile, I think.