Neale-

Bass

Nick-

Bari Sax

Barry-Vocals

& Trumpet

Claire-

Piano

Alex-

Tenor Sax

Kevin-

Guitar

Paul-

Drums

Remember the Alabama Slammers? This page tells their story..

The Alabama Slammers began in July 1998…the lazy peace of a summer evening in a tranquil Essex backwater was unexpectedly shattered as the rough-edged raw beginnings of a new band exploded into life…..”We’re gonna Dig the Boogie and Rock the Joint” was their message…

 

6 months on, there was more of them, more music, they’d all got the same clothes… the dance floors were jumpin’ to the rockin’ rollin’ swingin’ jivin’ stompin’ good time boogie sound of the hottest new band on the scene…the ALABAMA SLAMMERS!

 

A big, big sound….take a solid beat of drums, double bass and piano, flavour with guitar, saxes, harmonica and trumpet, top with high energy vocals, and shake up a cocktail of Rythmn’n’Blues, Rock’n’Roll, Swing Jive’n’Boogie….thats Slammin’!

 

 

A whirlwind four years saw the Slammers well established on the U.K. Jive/Rock’n’Roll scene, with three CDs released on Pollytone Records :-

We're Slammin' CD (1999)

 

Boogie Woogie Country Girl

Maybe Baby

Cat Scratchin’

Caldonia ♫

Swing Thing

Crossfire

Fridgidaire

Rockin’ Robin

Shake Your Hips ♫

Ubangi Stomp ♫

Latch On

Slammer Boogie

20 Flight Rock

Jam Up

Driftin’

Feel Like Rockin’

 

“A Mightily Impressive CD” – Harry Dodds in ‘Now Dig This’ Magazine

Gimme Some More CD (2000)

 

Ella Mae ♫

Slow Down ♫

So long, That’s All

Gimme Some More

Get Tough

Ballroom Baby

Don’t Happen No More

Lock In

Back Beat’n Boogie

Jump for Me, Baby

Ain’t Over You

Lovin' Machine

Knock Me a Kiss

Walk Right In

Can’t Call Her Sugar

Say Mama

 

“Highly Recommended” –

WildCat Pete in ‘Southern Rock’ Magazine

 

Rag Moppin’ CD with

Wee Willie Harris

(2001)

 

Be My Guest

Bloodshot Eyes

Riot in Cell Block No.9

Kokomo

Rockin’ Pneumonia ♫

Rag Mop

Kansas City

Lollipop Mama

Ain’t Nobody Here but us Chickens Good Times and Mighty Fine RnR

Rockin’ at the 2 Is ♫

Smack Dab in the Middle

Mojo Workin’

 

 

“A Highly Entertaining and Infectiously Cheerful CD” –

Chris Woodford in ‘Now Dig This’ Magazine

Short Clips of tracks marked ♫ can be downloaded in Windows Media Format.

 

Live highlights included tours with the Original Comets, gigs in Amsterdam, Paris, Italy, Germany and Bahrain, live and studio work with Wee Willie Harris, and numerous weekender appearances; Hemsby, the Rhythm Riot, Skegness, and Pollytone Teddy Boy and Swing/Jive weekends.

 

2003 brought some turbulance, and, unsettled by line-up changes, the Alabama Slammers decided that their 217th gig at the Essex Real Music Festival would be their last.

 

So where are they now? What happened to the Alabama Slammers? The news is good, in fact its twice as good! -

 

Two hot new bands have now emerged from the “old” Slammers – click on the band names below to find out more!

        

A giant thank you from the Alabama Slammers to all who supported us – we all had a great time, hope to see y’all soon!