Having previously recorded mostly songbook standards this track was unusual for Deb in being an original work - her tune to my arrangement. It was further unusual perhaps in fusing dixie with swing.
More unusual still was that the whole thing was done in a few hours. The vocal took a couple of takes and the clarinet guy was in and out in a flash. Alastair did the banjo part at home and sent it over the wires. I did the rest using the studio instruments.
Such dispatch is rarely the way with new work, not wildly innovative in this case, but a fun piece anyway and fun to do.
performed: Debbie Davis
produced-arranged: CS (2014)