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Thursday, 24 September 2009
The Goofus Five (1925-1926)
01.Yes Sir, That's My baby 02.Honey, I'm In Love With You 03.Are You Sorry? 04.I'm Gonna Charleston Back To Charleston 05.Loud Speaking Papa (You'd Better Speak Easy To Me) 06.Sweet Man 07.(Clap Hands) Here Comes Charlie 08.I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight 09.That Certain Party 10.Poor Papa (He's Got Nothing At All) 11.I Wonder What's become Of Joe 12.Ya Gotta Know How To Love 13.Where'd You Get Those Eyes 14.Mary Lou 15.Someone'sLosin' Susan 16.Cray Quilt 17.Sadie Green (The Vamp of New Orleans) 18.HeebieJeebies
The first passage of the sleeve notes on the back of this Lp reads 'Adrian Rollini both guaranteed himself immortality and set up his own ultimate undoing the first time he ever touched a bass saxophone - all by becoming the only major jazz soloist on an instrument with built in obsolescence.' That kinda sums the whole thing up. not that it's anything other than brilliant!! The Goofus Five were just a band that became dated by the late twenties as the string bass moved into prevalence as the main rhythm machine, and if your band is itself named after the instrument (goofus was/is slang for bass sax)..what are you gonna do?? anyway..enjoy (and I apologise for the rubbish Lp photo..best I could do!!)