Delmark 255 (2013)
Chicago Hot (Delmark 253), the first Delmark release from the Fat Babies, was chosen as a top ten album of 2012 by Howard Reich in the Chicago Tribune. 18th & Racinewas recorded at the acoustically gifted Electrical Audio room B as the band swung through a smattering of hot `n’ sweet tunes that have been slaying crowds weekly at their Green Mill and Honky Tonk BBQ performances. The Fat Babies interpret classic styles of the `20s and `30s. Founded in 2010 by string bass player Beau Sample, its members include Andy Schumm, cornet; John Otto, reeds; Dave Bock, trombone; Jake Sanders, banjo and guitar; Paul Asaro, piano; Alex Hall, drums. This release includes “The Stampede”, “King Kong Stomp”, “Liza”, “Mable’s Dream”, “The Chant” and ten more!