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Squirrel Nut Zippers’ Jimbo Mathus Enlists Lilly Hiatt, Andrew Bird for New ‘Incinerator

Jimbo Mathus says he never planned to make money playing music. That’s a good thing, because by the time the first lineup of his band Squirrel Nut Zippers folded, it was all gone.

The Zippers’ unlikely 1996 hit, “Hell,” a wildly horn-driven, Dixieland jazz romp, earned them a Platinum record for their album Hot. But to their dismay, they were mistakenly swept into the retro-swing fad popularized by the movie Swingers, stamping an unfortunate commercial expiration date on the band’s greasy, brassy brand of vintage Americana.

When the juju

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