Catfish Keith | Jitterbug Swing

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Eric Clapton Ry Cooder Tom Waits

Album Links
Catfish Keith GreatIndieMusic Nexhit Tradebit MusicIsHere PayPlay Apple iTunes

More Artists From
United States - Iowa

Other Genres You Will Love
Blues: Acoustic Blues Folk: Folk Blues Moods: Featuring Guitar
There are no items in your wishlist.

Jitterbug Swing

by Catfish Keith

Catfish Keith's third album was nominated for a W.C. Handy Award for BEST ACOUSTIC BLUES ALBUM. "Breaking new ground for blues, Catfish Keith is a solo revelation." - The Guardian
Genre: Blues: Acoustic Blues
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
just a few left.
order now!
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. Jitterbug Swing
Share this song!
4:51 $0.99
2. Slap a Suit On You
Share this song!
3:41 $0.99
3. Come Back, Old Devil
Share this song!
4:18 $0.99
4. Blues At Midnight
Share this song!
4:22 $0.99
5. 12th Street Rag
Share this song!
3:31 $0.99
6. Move to Louisiana
Share this song!
3:58 $0.99
7. Gonna Live That Life
Share this song!
2:47 $0.99
8. Preaching the Blues
Share this song!
4:02 $0.99
9. Goin' Down to Memphis
Share this song!
2:48 $0.99
10. Texas Tea Party
Share this song!
4:28 $0.99
11. Oh, Captain
Share this song!
4:44 $0.99
12. Fistfull of Riffs
Share this song!
2:49 $0.99
13. Police & a Sergeant
Share this song!
3:58 $0.99
14. Tell Everybody
Share this song!
4:35 $0.99
15. Takin' My Time
Share this song!
5:20 $0.99
Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.


Album Notes
"Jitterbug Swing" CD (FTRCD002) 1992 Nominated for a W. C. Handy Award for BEST ACOUSTIC BLUES ALBUM, Catfish’s third release is chock full of bottleneck slide National and fingerstyle acoustic guitar, vocals and stomping feet. Featuring four duets with the slinky blues fiddle of Randy Sabien, recorded pure and live in the studio.


"Catfish Keith is one of the best blues entertainers in the USA." -Dave Van Ronk

"Catfish Keith is the new slide king of the National steel guitar."
-Blueprint (British Blues Connection)

"Catfish Keith is a young, astoundingly accomplished steel guitar player originally from East Chicago, individual style...Keith's vocals are impressive; he's not just a guitar player but puts everything into his performance. If you like powerful well-played country blues, this is for you!"
-Norman Darwen, Blues Life (Austria)

"Blues Wizard." -The Boston Globe

"Keith's raging slide guitar, intricate fingerpicking and infectious vocals tab him as one of the idiom's top acoustic revivalists." -Bill Dahl, Living Blues

"Breaking new ground for blues, Catfish Keith is a solo revelation. He makes each song sound new...See him if you can...Catfish was the star of the (Edinburgh Jazz & Blues) festival." -Bob Flynn, The Guardian (UK)

"Catfish sings and plays with grit and a growl, and he obviously has a blast...So do we." -Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, Acoustic Guitar

"Catfish Keith is one of the most exciting and skilled bluesmen of his generation. A man with drive and real swing." -Robert Tilling, Blues & Rhythm (UK)

"There is an excitement that jumps out of the speakers. His slide work is a joy to hear. The tension of the strings with the pleading wail is eerie and touching at the same time -- highly recommended." -Richard B. Kamans, Cadence

"The dynamics and intensity of this new release had me jumpin' . . . a new atmosphere in the blues." -Bob Vorel, Blues Revue Quarterly

"Catfish Keith is a personality kid who takes charge right off...dazzling acoustic guitar work. Growls and falsettos alternate in the same number, as if he's doing duets with himself. Catfish is fearless...he reshapes and recycles the gems he's plucked from the past." -John Douglas, Blues Access

"Catfish Keith is one extremely dynamic, energetic blues performer . . . uncanny blues ability. MY HIGHEST RATING. LOADS OF FUN." -Victory Review

"He's our era's premier exponent of the classic delta blues. Those who saw him were universally overwhelmed with his veritable one-man show on the National Steel Guitar and fingerlickin' cool country blues. -Catalyst

"Keith's brand of delta blues radiates an infectious, life-affirming buoyancy. He tells stories and plays roles through his songs, and his picking displays a rhythmic and harmonic richness not always associated with the blues." -Daily Iowan

"Catfish Keith satisfied a standing-room-only crowd of blues hungry souls. It was DYN-O-MYTE!!" -Louisville Music News


Blues singer, songwriter and bottleneck slide guitarist Catfish Keith has established himself as one of the most exciting country blues performers of our time. Catfish's innovative style of foot-stomping, deep delta blues and American roots music has spellbound audiences the world over.

A two-time W. C. Handy Award nominee for BEST ACOUSTIC BLUES ALBUM, Catfish has ten NUMBER ONE independent radio chart-topping albums to his credit, and packs houses from coast-to-coast with his dynamic stage show. The 25-year veteran has toured the U.K. and Europe dozens of times to wide acclaim, headlining major music festivals, and appearing with legends John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles, Robert Cray, Koko Taylor, Taj Mahal, Leo Kottke, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Johnny Shines and many, many others.


to write a review