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!

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