Mining the Annette Hanshaw and Ruth Etting catalogs of ghost pop, folk blues, and novelty songs circa 1916, Miss Rose & Her Rhythm Percolators played at First Hill's Sorrento Hotel Fireside Room on Saturday night.

The band plays the first floor lounge about once a month, which isn't nearly enough. Consider this an editorial call for Miss Rose and her muted-trumpet, stand-up bass, ukulele-strumming, and piano-tinkling gang to take up a weekly residency at the cozy historic First Hill hotel.

And I don't usually go in for specialty drinks, but check out this list:



































Terry Ave.
360 Sorrento lemon vodka, honey syrup, lavender bitters, grapefruit juice
$9
Aqua Peche
Plymouth gin, Luksosowa vodka, moscato, peach bitters
$10
900 Madison
Crater Lake vodka, St. Germain, splash of cranberry, Lucien Albrecht Brut Rose
$11
Aperita
Cazadores Anejo Tequila, triple sec, lime juice, orange juice, Aperol float, applewood smoked salt rim
$11
I Lay Manhattan
Bulliet bourbon, Luxardo Maraschino, sweet vermouth, with a Laphroig scotch rinse
$12
Alessandria
Pendlton whiskey, Calvados Apple brandy, Aperol, Vanilla Dry Soda
$10
Seamonster
Bacardi Rum, mint syrup, lime juice, cucumber Dry Soda
$9
Flor Amarga
Correlejo Repasado Tequila, Campari, lemon juice, honey syrup
$11

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I had the 900 Madison, which helped me catch up to the chatty crew I met there midway through the set. The thing I like most about Ms. Rose's gigs is that you can shift between rapt attention to her 78-RPM serenades and boisterous splash-of-cranberry conversations, also going at about 78-RPMs.



Percolatin' pianist Fred Van Doren, Saturday night at the Sorrento.
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