The Crown, Battersea, 102 Lavender Hill SW11 5RD. Ph 20 7738 1122. 7.00 pm to midnight. FREE ENTRY
The Cable Street Rag Band will play two sets, 8.30 pm & 9.45 pm
Old-time, hot jazz, ragtime, swing and blues from The Cable Street Rag Band, a red-hot five piece featuring Ewan Bleach, Dakota Jim and Louisa Jones (Whiskey Moonface). The venue is the lovely independent pub The Crown on Lavender Hill in Battersea. There are great burgers, 5 cask ales, 21 gins (!!), craft beers, comfy sofas, and it’s free entry. And there’e a real piano, always the sign of a great boozer. The Cable Street Rag Band will play two live sets, 8.30 pm and 9.45 pm, featuring the music of The Washboard Rhythm Kings, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, Clarence Williams, Sidney Bechet, Jelly-Roll Morton, Lucille Bogan, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, The Harlem Hamfats The Memphis Jug Band, and across the whole night there’s a playlist of the very finest old-time jazz, country blues, delta blues, barrelhouse styles, swing and New Orleans rhythm & blues.