The second album from the swinging string group ‘The Irwell Street String Band’, lead by Hetty Kate and Melbourne guitarist Sam Lemann – this has twelve new songs from their favourite composers, some well known, and some more unusual and quirky selections. Featuring more of Sam’s ukulele solos, as well as the addition of acoustic and electric mandolin to their usual two guitars and double bass – the sound is fuller.. and genuinely captures the magical sounds of this group.
The songs for this recording were discovered through many hours spent listening to some obscure LP collections. Hetty was keen to include the Flanagan and Allen classic “Underneath The Arches”, Andy suggested “Zing Went The Strings In My Heart” and Sam chose the pretty Bing Crosby tune “In A Little Spanish Town” to play on ukulele.
Since the first record was released all members of the band have been separately travelling around the world.. and hopefully some of those influences from Hawaii, the USA, Europe and Asia have made it onto this album!
Hetty Kate (voice); Sam Lemann (ukulele/guitar/mandolin);
Andy Baylor (elec. mandolin/guitar); Leigh Barker (double bass)
1. Zing Went The Strings of My Heart
3. I Love You But I Don’t Like You
4. Funny What A Dime Can Do
5. In A Little Spanish Town
6. Underneath The Arches
7. Elmers Tune
8. Sing You Sinners
9. Riffin’ The Scotch
10. You Came A Long Way From St Louis
11. I Go For That
12. The Bluest Kind Of Blue