The Jazz Butcher
The Jazz Butcher Lyrics Big Saturday


Big Saturday
The weather's grim though spring is on its way
I heard it said there's going to be a holiday
But I didn't think of that when I saw you
It doesn't mean I'd die for you

Hey King, I hope you have a good weekend

King Rolo McGinty , that is
I hope you get things done the way that you intend
Cause you know how things get done
And not everybody does that

I call you
You call me
I ask you
Why ask me
You drive me
Quite crazy
What is this
You tell me

We went through Saturday
And not everybody did that

Hey girl, please don't think me rude
But I owe you some kind of gratitude
I don't know how these things are done
Ooh but I shan't forget you

Cause you made it Saturday
Ooh and I shan't forget you

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Sex And Travel
Having exhausted the initial stick of JB songs, I was obliged for the first time to write about my life as it was at the time. I think that now we had started to learn about actually creating recordings rather than just recording the sound of a bunch of pals fooling around. This one I'd actually defend at length if I had to.
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The Jazz Butcher and his group are not in the business of belonging; they are too old and too obstreperous to conform to some attention-seeking image or commercially viable formula. Rather, they bring their not inconsiderable talents to bear on whatever happens to be in the way at the time. The results can only be described as essential.
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Draining The Glass
Glass Records era compilation.
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Featuring ‘Bath Of Bacon’, ‘A Scandal In Bohemia’, ‘Sex And Travel’ and ‘Distressed Gentlefolk’.
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Pat Says

The Butcher Says..
Easter Saturday 1983, fact fans.
The climactic opposite of Pineapple Tuesday , definitely a Nordic vibe to this one. Except for the middle instrumental, which always makes me think of people hang-gliding in the Alps: I think it may have been a Martini commercial that I once saw on TV. Source: Unconditional liner notes

Live Stats

47 documented performances (click to explore)
1985 5 (JBC)
1986 9 (JBC)
1988 3 (JBC)
1989 10 (JBC)
1990 2 (JBC)
1991 2 (JBC)
1992 1 (JBC)
1994 1 (JBC)
2012 3
1 (Pat Solo)
2 (JBC)
2013 1 (JBC)
2019 4 (Pat Solo)
2020 2 (Pat Solo)
2021 4
3 (Pat Solo)
1 (JBC)


6 Recorded Live Performances
2013-06-17 The Cake Shop - New York, USA
Credit: John Leon
2012-03-06 The Constitution - Camden Town, London, England
Credit: Raj Patel
1989-11-06 J.C. Dobbs - Philadelphia, USA
Credit: Brian Kelly
1989-11-17 Lounge Ax - Chicago, USA
Credit: David Whittemore
1988-06-12 Odd Rock Cafe - Milwaukee, USA
Credit: Douglas Buege