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Saturday, 12 September 2009
Washboard Rhythm Kings Vol. 4 (1933)
01.Midnight Rhythm - Washboard Rhythm Band 02.Ghost Of a Chance - Washboard Rhythm Band 03.Hustlin' & Bustlin' For Baby - Washboard Rhythm Band 04.Shuffle Off To Buffalo - Washboard Rhythm Band 05.Swing Gate - Washboard Rhythm Band 06.Coming Of H-De-Ho - Washboard Rhythm Band 07.Going, Going, Gone - Washboard Rhythm Band 08.Trust Me for A Hamburger - Washboard Rhythm Band 09.Dinah - Washboard Rhythm Kings 10.Sophisticated Lady - Washboard Rhythm Kings 11.Happy As The Day Is Long - Washboard Rhythm Kings 12.Nobody's Sweetheart - Washboard Rhythm Kings 13.My Pretty Girl - Washboard Rhythm Kings 14.Bug-A-Boo - Washboard Rhythm Kings 15.I Want To Ring Bells - Williams' Washboard Band 16.I Would If I Could But I Can't - Williams' Washboard Band 17.Hard Corn - Williams' Washboard Band 18.Hot Nuts - Williams' Washboard Band 19.Move Turtle - Williams' Washboard Band 20.Mickey Mouse And Turtle - Williams' Washboard Band 21.I Would If I Could But I Can't - Williams' Washboard Band 22.Shoutin' In Amen Corner - Williams' Washboard Band
The Washboard Rhythm Band and the Washboard Rhythm Kings share much the same personnel, only the vocalists differ, with 'Taft Jordan' doing his upmost Louis Armstrong impression. There's a few extra performers with the 'Kings', with 'Dave Page' back on vocals, business as usual with a rather strange take on 'Nobody's Sweetheart', in which Page starts the song in the wrong perspective (I'm nobody's sweetheart now..?), realises the rest of the refrain will make no sense and scats his way to the end! Williams' Washboard Band on the other hand have only trombonist 'John Haughton' in their line-up from the other bands featured. It's a much more hokum based band with the kind of innuendo that never really stood the test of time!! Still, It's all good.