Just “Shakin’ The Blues Away”

Here’s some video from the Portland Dixieland Jazz Society’s Mardi Gras Party from February.  A great tune called “Shakin’ The Blues Away” written by Irving Berlin in 1927 and made very popular at the time by the “Sweetheart of Columbia Records,” Ruth Etting.  I, Athena McElrath, on vocals, KJ McElrath at the piano, Steve Boden on guitar, Wayne Travillion on trombone, Ron Hayes on trumpet, Barry Benson on saxaphone, Larry Burnet on bass and Jack Dawes on drums comprise the Puddin’ River Jazz Band.  Enjoy!

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About Athena at McElrath Cabaret

Athena McElrath is an entertainer with a love for theatre and singing. She enjoys delving in the area of historical cabaret, researching the singers and clubs that were in business from before 1920 to the present, in New York and beyond.
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