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Uptown Drifters

Dallas Country / Swing Band

Uptown Drifters

The Uptown Drifters emerged on the North Texas music scene in 2012. Drawing on a common love of swing music, these musicians have excited crowds with their “feel good” music that takes its listeners on a fun journey through multiple genres and eras of Americana music. Using a strong anchoring rhythm to provide a platform for some of the area’s most talented soloists, this flowing beat begs the dancer in all of us to join in.

Two step to country, lindy hop to big band or groove to New Orleans dixieland. The band’s beginning arose almost out of necessity. After crossing paths a month earlier, band manager Jim Turner asked lead fiddler Brook Wallace Deaton to fill in for a gig in Arlington. The show quickly morphed from Texas Country to Country Swing. Everyone agreed that this needed to happen again. Soon after, Brook suggested adding saxophonist Jon Stutler. This trio immediately began making magic.

The final addition of Nathan Phelps on the upright bass filled out what would become the nucleus of the band. The popularity of The Uptown Drifters extends beyond the listener as the band has become a very popular group for other area musicians when an expanded version of the band is needed. This flexibility becomes evident by the addition of drums, piano and steel guitar for a night of Western Swing.

Add a horn section and piano, and you have an enjoyable evening of vintage swing jazz. The group, along with their most recent CD “Recollections In Swing”, were both nominated by the Association of Western Artists for 2016’s Western Swing Group of the Year and Album of the Year.

Uptown Drifters
Song List

1    After You’ve Gone  (G)
2    Ain’t Misbehavin  (C)
3    All My Exes Live In Texas  (A)
4    All Of Me  (Bb)
5    Amarillo By Morning  (D-E)
6    Angel Flying Too Close  (G)
7    At Last  (G)
8    Big City  (E)
9    Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain (E)
10    Blue Skies  (D)
11    Blues For Dixie  (Bb)
12    Bob Wills Is Still the King (D)
13    Bring It On Down to My House (G)
14    Corrine, Corrina  (G)
15    Deep Water  (F)
16    Does Ft Worth Ever  (A)
17    Exactly Like You (F)
18    Family Tradition  (D)
19    Fly Me To the Moon  (C)
20    Folsom Prison Blues  (E)
21    Fort Worth I Love You  (G)
22    Fraulein  (E)
23    Georgia  (C)
24    Going Away Party  (C)
25    Good Hearted Woman  (D)
26    Heartaches By the Number  (G)
27    Hey Good Lookin’  (Bb)
28    I Can’t Help Falling In Love  (D)
29    I Can’t Give You Anything (F)
30    I Love This Bar  (D)
31    I Think I’ll Stay Here and Drink (A)
32    If We Make It Through December  (C)
33    I’m Gonna Sit Right Down  (G)
34    I’m Pretty Good At Drinkin Beer (D)
35    Is You Is, or Is You Ain’t (G)
36    It Don’t Mean a Thing  (Gm)
37    Jackson  (C)
38    Jaded Lover (D)
39    Jambalaya  (C)
40    Kansas City  (G)
41    King Of the Road  (Ab-A-Bb)
42    L.A. Freeway (A)
43    London Homesick Blues  (F)

44    Louisiana Saturday Night  (C)
45    Luckenbach Texas (G)
46    Milk Cow Blues  (G)
47    Miles and Miles of Texas (A)
48    Minor Swing  (Am)
49    Miss Molly  (G)
50    Move It On Over  (E)
51    My Heroes Are Cowboys  (D)
52    My Wife Thinks Your Dead  (A)
53    Moonlight In Vermont  (C)
54    Old Fashioned Love (C)
55    On the Road Again (D)
56    Only You (E)
57    Pancho and Lefty  (C)
58    Ring Of Fire  (A)
59    Right Or Wrong  (G)
60    Rt. 66  (F)
61    San Antonio Rose  (G)
62    She’s No Lady, She’s My Wife  (G)
63    Silver Wings (D)
64    Six Pack to Go  (Bb)
65    Stay All Night  (G)
66    Stormy Monday  (G)
67    Stray Cat Strut  (Cm)
68    Sweet Georgia Brown  (F)
69    T For Texas  (E)
70    Take the A Train  (C)
71    Tennessee Whiskey  (D)
72    Texas 1947 (E)
73    The Chair  (G)
74    The Cowboy Rides Away  (F)
75    Today I Started Loving You Again  (E)
76    Trouble In Mind  (G)
77    Truck Driving Man  (D)
78    Tulsa Time  (E)
79    Wagonwheel  (G)
80    Who I Am  (E)
81    Won’t You Ride  (C)
82    You and Tequila (D)
83    You Got It  (A)
84    You Never Called Me By My Name  (G)
85    You’re Something Special To Me  (D)
86    Waltz Across Texas  (A)
87    When You Say Nothing at All (D)
88    You Don’t Know Me  (D)

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