I miss Dixieland Monterey 2011 (the Jazz Bash by the Bay) . . . but my therapy has included visits to Rae Ann Berry’s YouTube channel (“SFRaeAnn”) where she had posted these four video performances by the Reynolds Brothers and guests.
The regulars are here: Ralf Reynolds on washboard; brother John on National guitar, whistling, and vocal; Marc Caparone on cornet; Katie Cavera on string bass and vocal. Also there are guest stars Bill Dendle on banjo and trombone; Bob Draga on clarinet; Frederick Hodges on piano.
Here’s a pretty DARKNESS ON THE DELTA, with sweet playing from Bob, a Louis-Bunny episode from Marc, and the wonderful doubling of Bill Dendle (have you ever seen a banjoist so equipped, or a trombonist?):
Then, the lovely and talented Katie Cavera steps forward to sing I’LL BET YOU TELL THAT TO ALL THE GIRLS. (The band that can’t start swinging after John’s introductions would be a band past hope, wouldn’t it?):
A stirring SOMEBODY STOLE MY GAL, with Papa Marc not only playing a hot solo but then plunging right into a rocking vocal chorus, then some stomping piano from Frederick Hodges and riotous playing to conclude (Bob Draga approves from his position as an observer):
The closing-tune-to-end-all-closing-tunes, AFTER YOU’VE GONE: