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Let the Joy Begin!

by The Red Beans & Rice Combo

Pittsburgh’s rockin' rhythm & jazz trio serve up a musical gumbo of New Orleans R&B, early rock & roll nuggets, and barroom ballads, with a dash of Tin Pan Alley and a side of wit & humor. This disc includes some of the Combo's favorite tunes.
Genre: Jazz: New Orleans Jazz
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1. Blue Drag
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2. Calling All Cars
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3. I Ain't Drunk
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4. Mardi Gras in New Orleans
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5. One Meat Ball
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6. Save the Bones
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7. Who Drank My Beer?
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8. Your Mind Is on Vacation
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9. A Chicken Ain't Nothin' but a Bird
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10. Such a Night
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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About the Red Beans & Rice Combo:

The fun-loving, sharp-dressed band has been gigging around Pittsburgh for a couple od years, and quickly developed a reputation for delivering a danceable mix of New Orleans R&B, early rock & roll nuggets, and barroom ballads, with a jazzy dash of Tin Pan Alley, and a generous side of wit & humor.

The Combo features Tom Roberts on piano, whistling, & vocals, along with Dave Klug on drums and his custom-built "Kluger Soundboard," and Wayno on vocals, harmonica, & ukulele.


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Tom Roberts is one of the world's leading exponents of early jazz piano. He has performed on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. He was the featured pianist at the International Stride Piano Summit in Zurich, Switzerland, 2001 and 2009. Tom was the pianist for Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks in New York City (recent Grammy winners for the soundtrack to Boardwalk Empire) and the pianist and musical director for Leon Redbone for six years.

He has performed throughout Europe as a member of multiple ensembles from New Orleans and as a member of The Ortner Roberts Duo.

Tom has arranged and performed music for the soundtrack of the Martin Scorcese film The Aviator; for the syndicated PRI show Riverwalk Jazz, Live from the Landing with the Jim Cullum Jazz Band; and a number of pieces for Wynton Marsalis and The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Recently he has composed new musical scores for the Charlie Chaplin films One A.M. and The Rink through a commission from The Pittsburgh Symphony.

Dave Klug has translated his quirky brand of humor into a successful illustration career for the past 350 dog years. His drawings have captured the eye and imagination of clients such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Scholastic. He is a regular contributor to Highlights Magazine and has been commissioned for larger than life murals for The Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium, The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh PA, and the world famous Primanti Brothers Restaurants.

Dave is also a household name when it comes to music, drumming for some of the Pittsburgh area's best bands since the 1980s. It's always a treat to see and hear Dave performing with one of the vintage drum kits he has rescued and restored.

Dave never strays very far from his passion for animals, and is committed to many Animal Charities including Animal Friends in Western Pennsylvania. His Veterinary Supply Store, Klugworld, creates a full line of client communications materials for animal care professionals across the country.

Wayno® is a Pittsburgh-based cartoonist, illustrator, pop artist, writer, and musician, whose name is in fact a registered trademark (hence the "circle R" symbol). He shares a special musical chemistry with Tom and Dave, and has a taste for obscure old tunes about food and drink.

He is the daily cartoonist for the internationally syndicated comic Bizarro.

Wayno's humorous illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Nickelodeon Magazine, Pittsburgh Magazine, he has designed many beer labels for East End Brewing Company. He's mounted several one-man art exhibits, and was a Visiting Artist at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild in 2013. In 2010, Animal Friends selected him as the Honorary Artist for their Black Tie & Tails gala, which raised over $400,000 for the pet adoption & resource center.

Wayno is a member of the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators, and serves as the chair of the Pittsburgh Chapter of National Cartoonists Society.

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