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gary l strickland
These first four songs are from a series of live recordings
from my  band in Atlanta,
"Jungle Jim And The Swingsets".
As each band member has moved on to different cities and
different lives, the only thing left are a few recordings
Ya Ya's Cajun Cuisine was the restaurant  where we had the house band gig
for a while. It was great. I could walk the two blocks from my house to the
restaurant for my Friday and Saturday night gigs. I remember being able to run
home at the stroke of midnight on New Years to kiss Lynne and the girls,
then run back and play out the evening!
The song
Ya Ya Boogie was written while we were playing there.
This is Evan Frayer singing All I Can Give You
Is Me
. I'm playing slide trumpet and piano
Evan again with Don't  Mess With My Toot Toot
In case you're wondering, the indicipherable
lyric in this recording of
Ain't She Sweet?
be "Pretty baby, ain't that perfection"
This was written after the tragedy of "9-11"