Eight to the Bar

Superhero Swinger Undercover

by Eight to the Bar

Released 2003
Jitterbop
Released 2003
Jitterbop
High energy, danceable original swing and jump blues highlighted by loads of great vocals
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Listening to Eight to the Bar is a lot like driving along a time-warped highway precisely halfway between Count Basie's Kansas City and Fats Waller's Harlem, where the car radio picks up everything from "Take the A Train" to "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B". Their original material, like their outlandish wardrobes and onstage choreo, is a colorful mix of forties jive and fifties jump blues. With their female vocals, saxophone, guitar, bass, keyboards, and drums, this unique sextet pack a musical and visual wollop not seen in New England since the group's inception in 1975.