One of my favorites, a hidden gem via MP3 from the voice of Poco, for the L'Man over at andersonlayman where you will find the best in music and much more...
Saturday, September 29, 2012
"Dad, get me out of this!"
Posted by Jetboy & My Dog Skip at 5:01 PM
Sunday, September 23, 2012
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Friday, September 21, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
RIP James "Sugar Boy" Crawford. And, per the good Doctor, the Story behind this New Orleans' classic: The song was written and recorded back in the early 1950s by a New Orleans singer named James Crawford who worked under the name of Sugar Boy & the Cane Cutters. It was recorded in the 1960s by the Dixie Cups for Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller's Red Bird Records, but the format we're following here is Sugar Boy's original. Also in the group were Professor Longhair on piano, Jake Myles, Big Boy Myles, Irv Bannister on guitar, and Eugene 'Bones' Jones on drums. The group was also known as the Chipaka Shaweez. The song was originally called 'Jockamo,' and it has a lot of Creole patois in it. Jockamo means 'jester' in the old myth. It is Mardi Gras music, and the Shaweez was one of many Mardi Gras groups who dressed up in far out Indian costumes and came on as Indian tribes. The tribes used to hang out on Claiborne Avenue and used to get juiced up there getting ready to perform and 'second line' in their own special style during Mardi Gras. That's dead and gone because there's a freeway where those grounds used to be. The tribes were like social clubs who lived all year for Mardi Gras, getting their costumes together. Many of them were musicians, gamblers, hustlers and pimps.
Posted by Jetboy & My Dog Skip at 7:15 AM
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Some mighty fine funk right here boyz. No better, no way, no day...
Posted by Jetboy & My Dog Skip at 8:35 AM
Saturday, September 8, 2012
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Monday, September 3, 2012
A repeat performance of "Back to the Blues." Don't think that I will ever get tired of this one. Thanks ALB.
Posted by Jetboy & My Dog Skip at 7:53 AM