Bedlam Ballroom

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Bedlam Ballroom
Bedlam Ballroom.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 17, 2000 (2000-10-17)
StudioKingsway Studios, New Orleans
GenreJazz, swing
Length38:14
LabelMammoth
ProducerMike Napolitano, John Plymale, Squirrel Nut Zippers
Squirrel Nut Zippers chronology
Christmas Caravan
(1998)
Bedlam Ballroom
(2000)
The Best of Squirrel Nut Zippers as Chronicled by Shorty Brown
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

Bedlam Ballroom is the fifth studio album by the swing revival band Squirrel Nut Zippers, released in 2000. Most editions of the CD case have a lenticular cover. The cover artwork was created by artist Michael Doret.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jimbo Mathus except where noted.

  1. "Bedbugs" – 3:12
  2. "Baby Wants a Diamond Ring" – 3:25
  3. "Do What?" – 2:42
  4. "Bent Out of Shape" – 2:47
  5. "Stop Drop and Roll" – 2:58
  6. "Hush" – 4:12
  7. "It All Depends" – 3:47
  8. "Bedlam Ballroom" (Stacy Guess) – 2:15
  9. "Just This Side of Blue" – 3:08
  10. "Don't Fix It" – 3:33
  11. "Missing Link" – 3:21
  12. "Bedlam Reprise" – :21
  13. "Do It This a Way" – 2:33

"Bedlam Ballroom" first appeared on the band's 1997 EP Sold Out as a live recording.

Personnel[edit]

  • Jimbo Mathus – vocals, guitar, bass guitar, Chamberlin, ukulele, banjo
  • Katharine Whalen – vocals, banjo, baritone ukulele
  • Tim Smith – alto, baritone, and tenor saxophones, flute, background vocals
  • Reese Gray – piano, tack piano, Hammond B3 organ
  • David Wright – piano, Wurlitzer, trombone, background vocals
  • Je Widenhouse – trumpet
  • Stuart Cole – bass guitar, background vocals
  • Chris Phillips – drums, percussion, gong

Additional musicians

  • Andrew Bird – violin
  • Mike Napolitano – guitar
  • George Rossi – bass
  • Gabo Tomasini – congas
  • Giustino Riccio – timbales
  • Greg Humphreys – background vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ Salmon, Jeremy. Bedlam Ballroom at AllMusic