Eight O'Five Jive - I Won't Wear Flats (To Your Funeral)
I Won't Wear Flats (To Your Funeral) - 2:48
Songwriter: Bois, Mosser, Scheinman, Shropshire, Spencer
Publishing: Red Rudy Too Tunes, BMI
Originally penned by bassist, Bill Bois, vocalist and lyricist, Lee Shropshire took this tune and ran with it, amending the lyrics to fit her personal take on a love affair gone wrong. Given the fact that Bill is over six feet tall, the songs imagery of elegant gowns, and a closet full of stiletto-heeled shoes suits Miss Shropshire in a much more favoring light!
This is a blues number with a hilarious twist, and a favorite from the new CD, Swing Set, by Nashville jump/blues band, Eight O’Five Jive. That they’ve won several times in the ‘Best Of’ categories in the Nashville Industry Music Awards, and have taken top prize two years in a row in the Nashville Blues Challenge, proves that Blues listeners are ready for an upbeat and humorous style that is reminiscent of bygone artists such as Louis Jordan and Ruth Brown. It is fair to say they bring the past forward with their energetic and playful sound.
Lee Shropshire: Vocals
Andy Scheinman: Guitar
Patrick Mosser: Sax
Bill Bois: Bass
Duane Spencer: Cocktail Drums