Monday, November 24, 2008

Recent Acquisitions From The Fluville Museum of American Song

Here's something to be thankful about as you baste and bake your Thanksgiving dinner. This may be the greatest collection of songs ever assembled under one post here at the Boogie Woogie Flu. No turkeys. All certified Grade A meat.

Hear The Reverend Satchel Mouth Armstrong ask the musical question: "What kind of church is this?" Well, it's the kinda church where the parishioners smoke Louis Armstrong Special cigars. "More power to you, boys," says the Reverend.

Hear Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup take an early stab at a song that later became "That's Alright, Mama," long before the Tupelo Flash got his hands on it.

Hear Bill Monroe sing Jimmie Rodgers and The Stanley Brothers sing Bill Monroe.

Hear Tampa Red demonstrate what the Stones would've sounded like if they hired a clarinetist as a sideman on Beggars Banquet.

Hear Bo Diddley have his way with a violin and make it sound like a blues harp.

Hear all this and more, with at least three sides featuring the late great Earl Palmer on drums, including two by Professor Longhair with his Blues Scholars, the band he hired to replace The Shuffling Hungarians.

Glory, Hallelujah!


"The Lonesome Road (El Camino Solitario) " mp3
by Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra, 1931.
available on 1931-1932

"St. James Infirmary" mp3
by Hot Lips Page, 1947.
available on Jump For Joy!

"The Honeydripper" mp3
Roosevelt Sykes, 1943.
available on The Honey Dripper

"If I Get Lucky" mp3
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, 1941.
available on 22 Greatest Songs

"Blue Yodel #4" mp3
Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1947.
available on All the Classic Releases 1937-1949

"Blue Moon of Kentucky" mp3
The Stanley Brothers, 1954.
available on The Stanley Brothers and The Clinch Mountain Boys: The Complete Mercury Recordings

"New Bad Luck Blues" mp3
by Tampa Red, 1946.
available on Complete Recorded Works, Vol. 13, 1945-1947

"Tollin' Bells" mp3
by Lowell Fulson, 1956.
available on The Complete Chess Masters

"The Clock Strikes Twelve"
by Bo Diddley, 1958.
available on I'm a Man: The Chess Masters, 1955-1958

"Boogie Uproar"
by Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, 1953.
available on Dirty Work at the Crossroads 1947-1954

"Jump Children" mp3
by Dave Bartholomew, 1954.
available on 1950-1952

"Heeby-Jeebies" mp3
by Little Richard, 1956.
available on The Georgia Peach

"In The Night" mp3
by Professor Longhair and his Blues Scholars, 1953.
available on New Orleans Piano

"Tipitina" mp3
by Professor Longhair and his Blues Scholars, 1953.
available on New Orleans Piano


Unknown said...

This is a particularly wonderful post: great selection, great pieces. Thanks!

Ted Barron said...

You're welcome!

Anonymous said...

As always, brilliant music!

Thanks man.

Juke said...

A quantum leap followed by a paradigm shift followed by a rain of excitement followed by boogie uproar?
Boogie Uproar!
Thanx man thanx.

C. said...

Fantastic, Ted. Have a great Thanksgiving.


Duncanmusic said...

Do you have a regular guy you go to who just says, "Hey, Ted, comeon over, I got some sides you gonna like" or are you pouring over lists from the 'Good Rockin' Tonite'sales lists looking for what ails ya?

As usual you post incredible tunes with the greatest accompanyimg pix of the labels, which I love. Those really make it when I lilsten to what you've posted...I can almost smell the dust and mould.
I recently picked up 2 (count the two) working ELECTRIC 78 players. One is a small one switch (on-off) tube player with built in speaker from the Carron Mfg Co of Chicago and the other another anonymous one switch with tubes and speaker built into what looks like a handmade flip top cabinet with 78 storage underneath that stands about two and a half feet tall...both for $20 from an antique dealer friend who didn't want to have to hang on to them loneg than he did...he saw me coming, but I sweetened the pot with some custom CDs to play in his shop for period sounds.

Now I can once again listen to MY 78 selections acoustically and dream about finding the catch you just posted here.

Robert M. Lindsey said...

Great selections today! Thanks. said...

A thangsgivin' thanks goes out to Ted. I needed a dose of Professor Longhair.

Mike said...

A friend just told me about your blog, so I wandered over here. Incredible. You are posting some great stuff. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Great selection - if we celebrated Thanksgiving on this side of the pond, I'd raise a glass to you. Oh, well - I'll raise one anyway...

Anonymous said...

Always so good! I don't want to gush but I love Boogie Woogie Flu and every post brings me something new. This one generously proves my point from start to finish. Absolutely great. The record labels are such a great touch, too. Thank you!

Ted Barron said...

Thank you everyone, the pleasure is mine - have a lovely Thanksgiving.

sroden said...

holy holy crap, that lowell fulson track is unbelievable... thanks for posting that gem!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

oh man...the Roosevelt Sykes got me...

but i gotta say you deserve a kiss for the really nice copies of Fess...[i'm a girl, if that matters]...

thank you..


The Curateur said...

Love the finds...just spent some time in New Orleans and haven't been that inspired by a music scene in a while. This post brings back some great memories and I'm still kicking myself for missing out on a Louisiana Music Factory stop.

Anonymous said...

Great work! thanks maaaan..

Anonymous said...

i love fess. but i see NO connection between him and dr john-i just don't get dr john-ick!