Buffalo Nickel Band


This six-piece swing ensemble has delighted audiences at folk festivals, concerts, and dances with their inventive and easy-going style since 1986. Versatile mandolinist Tom Mindte demonstrates that his chosen instrument is quite at home in swing; his playing is reminiscent of the great Jethro Burns, and Tom is a featured vocalist on this recording as well. Bob Rubin's lyrical guitar workmakes it clear why he is one of the most in-demand players in the D.C. area.

The band's drummer is Bill Mason, a consummate professional and a jazz player since the 1930's; his musical resume includes the U.S. Army bands who backed jazz legends such as Louis Armstrong during overseas tours. Marv Reitz contributes vocals and a swinging style on saxophone and clarinet. Pete Hinz skillfully complements the other strings with his violin, and Kathy Reitz does a fine job on the big bass fiddle. For this recording, the Buffalo Nickel Band has selected an enjoyable mix of tunes ranging from Benny Goodman to western swing, and has included both vocal numbers and instrumentals for your listening (and dancing) pleasure.

Pete Hinz - Fiddle           Bill Mason - Drums
Tom Mindte - Mandolin & Accordion        Kathy Reitz - Bass
Marv Reitz -Sax & Clarinet         Bob Rubin - Guitar

  I've Got the World on a String *  I Can't Believe That You're in Love With Me *
  Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby *  Miss Molly *  Choo Choo Ch' Boogie *
  Autumn Leaves(.ra) *  It's All Right with Me *  Palm Springs Jump *
  They Can't Take That Away From Me *  Stars Fell on Alabama *  A Smooth One