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Playing Hot Classic Jazz. Lew Green (cornet), Jack Kuncl (banjo), Kim Cusack (clarinet, saxophone), John Cooper (piano), Mike Walbridge (tuba), Carol Leigh (vocals), Tom Bartlett (trombone), Wayne Jones (drums).

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Dippermouth Blues
Let's Get Drunk & Truck
China Boy
The Torch
My Heart
You Made Me Love You
Evolution Mama
Wise Guys
Shake That Thing
David And Valerie
It's A Long Way To Tipperary
Singing The Blues
Southside
Baby Won't You Please
Come Home
Big Bear Stomp

 

The Original Salty Dogs
"Live At Scappy's"


Since the band started at Purdue University in 1947, saloons have always been the preferred venue of the "Dogs." The Dogs cut their teeth at Illinois clubs like the Red Arrow in Stickney and the Hunt Club in Berwyn. They played at Club Bachante in Calumet City, Indiana and at Chicago clubs like the Sabre Room, Paul's Roast Round and Sloppy Joe's. In the '50s, when the Dogs were hitting their stride, there were lots of these wonderful smoke-filled clubs that were packed with jazz fans until 4 AM and beyond.

On a rare trip to the East Coast in 2000, the Dogs were hired by the Westchester Jazz Society to play at Scappy's Harmony Inn on Ashford Avenue in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Scappy's has since closed it s doors, but back then it had the same feel as the old Chicago clubs and was a great joint for the band and crowd.