Jumpin’ #20

JUMPIN 20.jpg

Time for a bit of a chance of pace. The last few mixes I’ve posted have been all about the dancefloor, and very soul-orientated. For Jumpin’ With Stagger Lee #20, there’s still plenty of music for dancing but there’s also jazz and country and reggae and folk.

There’s new(ish) music from Morton Valence, Grandaddy, Frontier Ruckus, King Salami & The Cumberland Three, Rhiannon Giddens, Jeb Loy Nichols, Hot 8 Brass Band, Coco Hames and Nikki Lane. There’s a small tribute to the recently departed Robert Fisher from Willard Grant Conspiracy. The rest is the usual mix of old favourites, recent discoveries and whatever the hell else.

You can stream Jumpin’ With Stagger Lee #20 here or download it here.
(NB: any problems with the download, do let me know)


  1. King Salami & The Cumberland Three – Tiger In My Tank
  2. Mike Pedecin – Burnt Toast & Black Coffee
  3. The Village Callers – I Don’t Need No Doctor
  4. The Soul Sisters – Wreck A Buddy
  5. Squirrel Nut Zippers – Hell
  6. Betty Davis – Hangin’ Out
  7. Rhiannon Giddens – Freedom Highway
  8. Jeb Loy Nichols – Come See Me
  9. Menlo Park – Cochon Cochon
  10. The Volcanos – Storm Warning
  11. Ann Sexton – It’s All Over But The Shouting
  12. Helen Shapiro – Tell Me What He Said
  13. Morton Valence – Vem Kan Segla Forutan Vind
  14. The Memory Band – Children Of The Stones
  15. Don Cherry – Brown Rice
  16. Georgie Fame – Parchman Farm (Live)
  17. Rupie Edwards – Irie Feelings
  18. The Clash – Version Pardner
  19. James Waynes – Junco Partner
  20. Hot 8 Brass Band – St James Infirmary
  21. The Balfa Brothers – La Danse de Mardi Gras
  22. Coco Hames – I Do Love You
  23. Southern Culture On The Skids – Walk Like A Camel
  24. Brenda And The Tabulations – California Soul
  25. Amy Winehouse – You’re Wondering Now
  26. Aura Meets Lee Scratch Perry – Young, Gifted & Broke
  27. Nikki Lane – Lay  You Down
  28. Julia Jacklin – Don’t Let The Kids Win
  29. Grandaddy – Songbird Son
  30. Frontier Ruckus – Positively Freaking
  31. Gillian Welch & David Rawlings – Old Time Religion
  32. Willard Grant Conspiracy – The Work Song
  33. The Walkabouts – Silence
  34. Men Diamler – 1848 (Sunset Beauregard)
  35. Francoise Hardy – Till The Morning Comes





riddim frog pondback copy

Before we get round to the next Jumpin’ With Stagger Lee at Ernest on April 29th, there’s the small matter of Riddim!

Taking its cue from a night of the same name I put on at Brixton Windmill sometime in the last decade, Riddim! is a new night hoping to encompass a broad range of Jamaican music – from rocksteady to roots, dub to dancehall – in a non-elitist way, so that people who don’t consider themselves ‘reggae fans’ can come and dance to storming tunes by everyone from Alton Ellis to Althea & Donna, John Holt to Ini Kamoze, The Eternals to Sean Paul. But the selections will be all killer, no filler so the aficionados will love it too.

The night is at Ernest (of course!) on April 1st, and I’ll be joined by Rob Heron (Tea Pad Presents) and Billy Lyre (Ska’d For Life!). It’ll run from 9pm  – 2am and it’s absolutely FREE!

There’s a Facebook events page here.

So put on your dancing shoes and BOOGALOO!!

April 1st flyer