The Doctor Teeth Big Band: Rhythm Is Our Business


Searing jump and jive, with a humorous touch

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I suppose if you had to find a musical label for this dark professor of the dentures and his gangland crew, it would have to be jump and jive. But the Doctor Teeth Big Band call on a wide range of influences as they deliver the goods. Yes, there’s the rolling boogie that goes right back to Louis Jordan, the godfather of the genre, but a great deal more too. The good Doctor’s prescription includes a cocktail of influence which seem to me to encompass everything from 1940s B-movies to The Blues Brothers, via jazz and RnB. And of course, that most desirable quality so noticeably absent from a great deal of what goes on in music these days. In short the six-letter word frowned upon by the so-called intellectuals who like to tell us what we should be listening to. And that, of course, is humour.


One ecstatic reviewer wrote after an Albrighton all-nighter: “Nothing had prepared us for the impact of DTBB. This eight piece almost blew the windows out from the very first note.” Well check your double glazing, lock up your daughters and then – only-then – press play!”

Digby Fairweather


Track Listing

  1. Rhythm Is Our Business
  2. The Show Show
  3. Rock This Joint
  4. Spread A Little Love And Get High
  5. Ruby In The Red Dress
  6. One Woman Man
  7. Bump And Grind
  8. Hey Brother, Can You Spare Some Jive?
  9. Cold Cold Ground
  10. Mr Big Is Back In Town

Musicians Featured

Dr Teeth – Vocals

Simon “The Duke Of” Kemp – Piano/Organ/Harmonica

Clancy D’Ockra – Guitar

Moreton Pinknee – Drums

Chris “The Jive Lobster” Mapp – Upright Bass

Jay “Choo Choo Ch” Moody – Tenor Sax

Mike (Double Meat) Adlington – Trumpet

Simon (Let The Good Times Roll) Robilliard – Trombone

Additional information

Weight 100 g