Jeff Zima
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Traditional Trash-Blues, Speed Boogie, Stomps, Jump, Old-time New Orleans Jazz and Ragtime,
Yazoo Mambo and Delta Mud comprise the standard repertory
of one of the most astonishing blues guitarists living in Europe today.

Black to the Music - Jeff Zima
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Jeff cut his teeth on the streets of New Orleans as a sideman for the blues master Augie Rodolla, playing alternately lead and rhythm guitar in Augie’s legendary street band the BIG MESS BLUES BAND. For years he travelled between New Orleans and Chicago, playing on the streets of numerous small towns and as a guest at several festivals, such as the Helena Blues Fest, Memphis in May or the Taste of Chicago, to name just a few.

He landed in France in 1990 with the band PIGMEAT, and since then has participated in a number of quality groups: the GLORY HOGS, the BIG MESS BLUES BAND, PIG MAMA, and SPITBALL JONES and the BACKWASH BLUES BAND. In 2002, twelve years and well over 1400 concerts later, Jeff decided to play under his own name, accompanied either by double bass and drums or simply by his steel slide and cast iron foot.

With a commanding stage presence and more than 300 songs of all styles, from New Orleans to Chicago, from the 20’s to the 50’s, from Bessie Smith and Muddy Waters to Louis Jordan, Howlin’ Wolf, Leadbelly, Elmore James and Ma Rainey (as well as his own compositions), Jeff Zima has something to satisfy the most raving blues and jazz freaks, be they bikers or grandmas, as well as the uninitiated, the benighted or just plain folks looking for a good time.

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Black to the Music - Jeff Zima - 2019
Black to the Music - Jeff Zima - Hog Heaven

01 Step it up & go
02 Takin’ my time
03 I’m gonna sit right down and write…
04 Gimme back my wig
05 Is you is or is you ain’t my baby
06 The pork chop stomp
07 Ice cream man
08 Custard pie
09 Stramline woman
10 Black eye blues
11 The bullfrog jump
12 Sleepy Valentine

Black to the Music - Jeff Zima - Pig Mama

01 My eyes (keep me in trouble)
02 Big road Blues
03 Don’t say that no more
04 Cakewalk into town
05 Move on down the line
06 You can’t judge a book by looking…
07 Come on in my kitchen
08 Sunny side of the street
09 Three hundred pounds of joy
10 Mess around
11 Steppin’ out
12 Crazy about you

Black to the Music - Jeff Zima - Lazybones Blues

01 Diggin’ my potatoes
02 What’s the matter now?
03 (Sounds like) Country Blues
04 Downtown Bounce
05 Lazybones Blues
06 Dirty rat
07 Eavesdropper’s Blues
08 Where did you hide my gin ?
09 I Love my whiskey
10 I’m gonna move
11 You Rascal you
12 Sugar in my Tea
13 Shake yer Boogie
14 Laughin’ Blues
15 Sloppy drunk
16 I got my red beans cookin’
17 The sugar Blues
18 Shake it Down
19 Salty Dog
20 (Can’t Lose) Z’s Blues

Black to the Music - Jeff Zima - Short, Fat & Ugly

01 Built for comfort
02 Cedar St. Stomp
03 Decatur St Breakdown
04 My Sweety went away
05 Be at that thing
06 Meet me in the morning
07 Bullfrog crawl
08 $ 100 Hat
09 Stole rag
10 Crazy ’bout you
11 Durf’s Turf
12 Royal and st. Pete
13 Make a little love
14 Early in the morning
15 Big Fat mama
16 Is you is
17 Better by and by
18 I’m going up the country
19 Archtop hop
20 Freckles
21 Short,fat & ugly
22 Sentimental journey

Black to the Music - Jeff Zima - Live in Gaillac

01 Taking my time
02 Hold to your money
03 Diddy wah Diddy
04 Pigmeat papa
05 Keep your hands off her
06 Cedar St. Stomp
07 Everyday I have the Blues
08 Deactur St. Breakdown
09 Shake yer boogie
10 Better by and by
11 Black Drawers
12 Sloppy drunk
13 Mambo Chutney
14 My eyes
15 Sentimental Journey
16 What a life
17 Why don’t you come…
18 Short, fat & ugly

Black to the Music - Jeff Zima - What Life

01 What a Life!
02 Gimme Back My Keys
03 Good Custard Pie
04 My Kinda Woman
05 Go and Be Happy to See Me Some Place Else
06 Smooth and Salty
07 Steam Locomotive Blues
08 Drunk Again
09 Stone Hill Rag
10 Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer
11 Can’t Call Her Sugar
12 Early in the Morning
13 Hill Stomp
14 Knock Me a Kiss
15 Down the Road I Go
16 I Got My Red Beans Cookin’
17 No 1 in the World Can Bake…
18 Black Forest Stomp
19 Kitchen Sink Rag
20 Flip, Flop and Fly
21 Blues for Augie

Black to the Music - Jeff Zima - Kidney Stew

01 Talk to Me Baby
02 8th Ave. Swing
03 I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water
04 When the Saints Go Marching In
05 300 lbs. of Joy
06 Guitar King
07 The Hangover Song (tra lala la bwarg)
08 R18
09 Mess Around
10 Walkin’ My Blues Away
11 Mambo Deluxe
12 Drinkin’ Blues
13 Kidney Stew
14 Diamond Time
15 (Aint That) Just Like A Woman
16 Sippin’ Whiskey

The Black Sunday Live #07 - Jeff Zima (march 2014)

Black to the Music - radioshow 'The Black Music Live #07'

  • Taking my time
  • Hold to your money
  • Diddy wah Diddy
  • Pigmeat papa
  • Keep your hands off her
  • Cedar St. Stomp
  • Everyday I have the Blues
  • Deactur St. Breakdown
  • Shake yer boogie
  • Better by and by
  • Black Drawers
  • Sloppy drunk
  • Mambo Chutney
  • My eyes
  • Sentimental Journey
  • What a life
  • Why don’t you come…
  • Short, fat & ugly