Hot Jazz, Washboards, Jugs & Pre-War Victrola Buck N' Wings!
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Washboard Rhythm - Decca AH55
01. Little Bits - Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards 02. Idle Hour Special - Jimmy Bertrand's washboard Wizards 03.47th Street Stomp - Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards 04.Cushion Foot Stomp - Clarence Williams' Washboard Band 05.P.D.Q. Blues - Clarence Williams' Washboard Band 06.I'm Goin' Huntin' - Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards 07.Forty And Tight - Beale Street Washboard Band 08.Piggly Wiggly - Beale Street Washboard Band 09.Pigmeat Stomp - Alabama Washboard Band 10.Wild Man Stomp - Chicago Stompers 11.Stomp Your Stuff - Chicago Stompers 12.Pepper Steak - Alabama Washboard Stompers
Released on Decca in 1963 on the 'Ace Of Hearts' label (AOH was for re-issuing American artists and the 'Ace Of Clubs' division was for British). It's a nice little compilation of early washboard hot jazz, featuring the familiar clickety-clack of Jimmy Bertrand's washboard. 'Johnny Dodds' features on clarinet on track 1 and 'Louis Armstrong' belts out his cornet on track 6. The Alabama Washboard Band are another incarnation of the 'Washboard Rhythm Kings' with all the maniacal kazoo solos you would expect!! Decca later issued a similar LP entitled 'Jugs & Washboards' (AH163) which featured the 'Georgia Washboard Stompers' on one side and the 'Alabama Jug Band' on the other. It's a better album, but both bands already have their complete output on this blogspot, so I opted for this...enjoy!