Perennial Favorites

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Perennial Favorites
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Studio album by Squirrel Nut Zippers
Released August 4, 1998
Recorded Kensway, Pittsboro, North Carolina
Mixed at Side One Studios, Metairie, Louisiana
Genre Jazz and swing
Length 37:04
Label Mammoth
Producer Mike Napolitano and Squirrel Nut Zippers
Squirrel Nut Zippers chronology
Roasted Right
(1997)
Perennial Favorites
(1998)
Christmas Caravan
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars link

Perennial Favorites is an album by American band Squirrel Nut Zippers.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Suits Are Picking up the Bill" (Mathus) – 3:04
  2. "Low Down Man" (Mathus) – 4:14
  3. "Ghost of Stephen Foster" (Mathus) – 3:32
  4. "Pallin' with Al" (Maxwell) – 2:41
  5. "Fat Cat Keeps Getting Fatter" (Mathus) – 2:47
  6. "Trou Macacq" (Maxwell) – 3:17
  7. "My Drag" (Mathus) – 3:27
  8. "Soon" (Maxwell) – 3:02
  9. "Evening at Lafitte's" (Mathus) – 2:48
  10. "The Kraken" (Maxwell) – 3:40
  11. "That Fascinating Thing" (Mathus) – 2:43
  12. "It's Over" (Mathus) – 1:49

Hidden track: "Berceuse Tendres" (Mathus?) – 1:16 [hidden between tracks 11 and 12]

Personnel[edit]

  • James "Jimbo" Mathus: vocals, trombone, banjo, piano, lead guitar, guitar, percussion, background vocals
  • Tom Maxwell: vocals, tenor and baritone saxophone, gong, background vocals, clarinet, rhythm guitar
  • Katharine Whalen: vocals, banjo
  • Ken Mosher: alto and baritone saxophone, guitar, cymbal, Fender Rhodes
  • Chris Phillips: drums, percussion, steel drum, contraption kit, background vocals
  • Stuart Cole: bass
  • Don Raleigh: bass
  • Je Widenhouse: cornet, trumpet, background vocals

Additional personnel[edit]

Non-musical personnel[edit]

  • Jay Faires - executive producer
  • Steve Balcom - executive producer
  • Lane Wurster - art director
  • Chris Eselgroth - graphic design
  • Jay Blakesberg - photography

External links[edit]

CNN article about the interactive side of Perennial Favorites