Discography

2011: Jives Do Jordan

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About the album…
Jives Do Jordan was recorded during the same weekend session as “Laughin’ In The Poorhouse” live off the floor at the Old Almonte Town Hall in Almonte, Ontario. This is a compilation of our favorite Louis Jordan hits that we decided to record after many years of playing them live on the road. “Jives Do Jordan” was engineered by Ken Friesen and mixed/mastered by Alex Mastronardi at Shine Studios in Ottawa.

Musicians

  • Tenor Sax: Petr Cancura
  • Alto Sax: Sandy Gordon
  • Trumpet: Rick Rangno
  • Drums: Mark Rehder
  • Bass: Kurt Walther
  • Guitar: Alf Collins
  • Trombone/vocals: Steve Berndt

  • Additional Musicians:

  • Guitar: “Dr” Dave Foster
  • Trumpet: Kelly Craig
  • 2003: Laughin’ In The Poorhouse


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    About the album…
    Laughin’ In The Poorhouse was recorded live off the floor at the Old Almonte Town Hall in Almonte, Ontario (just west of Ottawa), the band feels that this is the best representation yet of how the group truly sounds. Ken Friesen, a much sought after sound engineer in the Canadian blues & pop scene, did the engineering, mixing, and mastering for this session.

    Musicians

  • Tenor Sax: Petr Cancura
  • Alto Sax: Sandy Gordon
  • Trumpet: Rick Rangno
  • Drums: Mark Rehder
  • Bass: Kurt Walther
  • Guitar: Alf Collins
  • Trombone/vocals: Steve Berndt

  • Additional Musicians:

  • Tenor Sax: Brian Asselin
  • Trumpet: Wild Bill Rowat
  • 1995: Jive-O-Matic

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    About the album…
    Jive-O-Matic was recorded live off the floor in the fall of 1995 in the auditorium of The National Library of Canada with additional live sessions recorded at The Rainbow Bistro. Mark Rehder had just joined the band before we recorded this one and only had a couple of gigs to play the songs live along with rehearsals. The room has excellent acoustic properties and we got a very clean sound with Ross Murray’s engineering. This album marks the bands transition from piano to guitar as the rhythm/comp instrument.

    Musicians

  • Tenor Sax: Brian Magner
  • Alto Sax: Sandy Gordon
  • Trumpet: Wild Bill Rowat
  • Bass: Kurt Walther
  • Guitar: Vince Halfhide
  • Drums: Mark Rehder
  • Trombone/Vocal: Steve Berndt
  • 1992: Aw Shaddup!

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    About the album…
    Aw Shaddup! was recorded live to multitrack in the spring of 1992 at Art’s Court in downtown Ottawa and was the second album made by the original lineup of the band. Aw Shaddup! was engineered by Beat Gerber, mixed by Ross Murray and was mastered in Toronto by George Graves. Aw Shaddup! marks the addition of guitar to the bands’ sound.

    Musicians

  • Tenor Sax: Rob Frayne
  • Alto Sax: Rene Lavioe
  • Trumpet: Wild Bill Rowat
  • Bass: Kurt Walther
  • Keyboards: Peter Kiesewalter
  • Drums: Mark Rehder
  • Trombone/Vocal: Steve Berndt

  • Additional Musicians:

  • Guitar: Vince Halfhide