Big Cheese and The Jive Rats
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BIG CHEESE AND THE JIVE RATS are keeping alive the jump swing tradition of Slim Gaillard, Louis Jordan, Louis Prima and the vout-o-rooney generation. This high-energy, frenetic & comedic novelty bebop show has band and audience alike clucking like chickens, barking like dogs, eating potato chips out of The Big Cheese's hand, and laughing in rhythm.

This combination of talent and savoir-faire is rarely found in one performer yet The Big Cheese has cleverly stumbled upon the magic recipe. His outfits are in a clash by themselves and his show guarantees memories to last a lunchtime.

Some of Big Cheese and The Jive Rats' repertoire:

• An Ass For Every Seat NEW, hilarious and original!
• Potato Chips
• Serenade To A Poodle
• Laughing In Rhythm
• Chicken Rhythm
• Atomic Cocktail
• Yep Roc Heresy
• Dunkin' Bagels
• The Bartender's Just Like a Mother
• Let's Go Get Stoned
• Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens
• What's The Use Of Getting Sober
(When You're Gonna Get Drunk Again)
• I Want To Be A Sideman
• Knock Me A Kiss
• I Want You To Be My Baby
• Federation Blues
• Let The Good Times Roll
• Every Other Day I Have The Blues
• Boip! Boip!
• Popity Pop
• Saturday Night Fish Fry
…and many, many more including standards and  Rat Pack favorites!

*These are hilarious songs rarely heard
and originally made famous by
Slim Gaillard, Louis Jordan and others.


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Photo by Odyssey Photographic

Sample video:
Big Cheese and The Jive Rats Compilation