Friday, January 12, 2007

Our National Anthem (Parts 1 and 2)

















"Over 10,000 sold in 8 days in New Orleans- 7,000 in Phila. -6,000 in Memphis- and spreading everywhere"

That's what the trade ad for this record said. Huey Smith learned that he had a hit while out on the road with Smiley Lewis and Shirley and Lee. These were the pre-soundscan days of regional radio hits. The wild stage act for this band featured Bobby Marchan, their cross-dressing singer that Huey found singing with The Powder Box Revue at the club Tijuana. He's heard on this recording and on his updated 1967 "Boogaloo Flu".

Rejoice.















REAL GONE














REAL GONE




















REAL GONE

3 comments:

stevepick said...

Ted,

Great, great blog! These records jump out of the speakers. There ain't nothing like the original 78s.

I'll be checking back often.

tb said...

thanks steve, gald to hear they sound good on the other end of the wire. i'm still figuring this thing out.

michael said...

Great stuff! Ive never heard this version of Rockin Pneumonia before! Terrific blog. I shall make a link to mine.