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Wednesday, 9 September 2009
Washboard Rhythm Kings Vol. 5
01.Kazoo Moan - Washboard Serenaders 02.Washboards Get Together - Washboard Serenaders 03.Teddy's Blues - Washboard Serenaders 04.Tappin' the Time Away - Washboard Serenaders 05.The Sheik of Araby - Washboard Serenaders 06.Dear Old Southland - Washboard Serenaders 07.St. Louis Blues - Washboard Serenaders 08.Black Eyes - Washboard Serenaders 09.Lonesome Road - Washboard Serenaders 10.Nagasaki - Washboard Serenaders 11.Dinah - Washboard Serenaders 12.Yeah Man! - Scorpion Washboard Band 13.Miss Linda Brown, Pt. 1 - The Tramp Band 14.Miss Linda Brown, Pt. 2 - The Tramp Band 15.Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone - Washboard Rhythm Kings 16.One More Time - Washboard Rhythm Kings 17.Walkin' My Baby Back Home - Washboard Rhythm Kings 18.A Porter's Love Song to a Chambermaid - Washboard Rhythm Kings 19.Every Man for Himself - Washboard Rhythm Kings 20.Please Tell Me - Washboard Rhythm Kings 21.You Rascal You - Washboard Rhythm Kings 22.Call of the Freaks - Washboard Rhythm Kings 23.Wake 'Em Up - Washboard Rhythm Kings
Without doubt, the most under-rated jazz band of all time. There was this rather decent (if somewhat poorly designed) collection, a compilation (on the Best of Jazz label) and an entry on that massive 168 cd jazz boxset. And with the exception on the latter, it's all out of print!! So heres Vol. 5. (I'm working backwards so I could post the Vol. with the Washboard Serenaders first). There seems to be very little known about the band, considering it was so prolific. Their personel line up generally contains an awful lot of 'maybes'! I know for sure that the majority of the many varied name changes the band went under were merely studio bands only. But, the Washboard Serenaders are well documented to have been a touring band. It's hard to imagine what British audiences in particular made of this lot in the early 30's as they rampaged their way through an old jazz standard!
Theres some right belting footage that some kindly soul has added to Youtube of the serenaders in action. It boggles your mind that they were even more wild live than on record!! Heres the links..