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Jitterbug Vipers. Courtesy of the artist
- Jitterbug Vipers, "Phoebe's Dream" (Sharp, Wade)
- Jitterbug Vipers, "A Viper Just The Same" (Sharp, Wade)
- Jitterbug Vipers, "Viper Moon" (Sharp, Richey)
- Jitterbug Vipers, "Stuff It" (Sharp, McQueen)
- Jitterbug Vipers, "Billie's Blues" (Holiday)
- Jitterbug Vipers, "Lotus Blossom" (Coslow, Johnston)
- Jitterbug Vipers, "Trouble" (Sharp, Jaeger)
Jitterbug Vipers' members perform 1930s-style "viper jazz" with a rock 'n' roll twist. The Austin band's original music — crafted by singer Sarah Sharp, guitarist Slim Richey, bassist Francie Meaux Jeaux and drummer Masumi Jones — recalls swing classics by Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Cab Calloway.
On this installment of Song Travels, you can hear Jitterbug Vipers perform a set live in the studio. Host Michael Feinstein also sits down with Sharp to discuss the history of viper jazz and the inspiration behind the band's sizzling original music.
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