7/31/2007 Dig Up The Roots

 

Fast loud horns, pianos pounded so hard it's a wonder they've still got all the keys. Vocals with a fury that couldn't just be sung, they needed to be shouted! Jump blues came bubbling over the top of the stew pot that was post WWll America. A feeling that we all wanted it now and that still wasn't fast enough.

We heard songs regarding movement, alcohol, cars, money and romance. Come to think about it - what else are pop songs about? Big names and big men like Joe Turner, Illinois Jaquet and Jack McVea graced the stage with lesser knowns like Stomp Gordon, Hal Singer and Jack Cooley. A large percentage of this shows material came from a 4 CD set called Ham Hocks and Corn Bread: The Pounding, Pulsating Roots of Rock 'N' Roll on JSP records.

Playlist Tracks: 
Illinois Jaquet - Flying Home
Album: Jump Blue: Rockin' the Jooks; Label: Blue Note
Eddie Chamblee - Walkin' Home
Album: Ham Hocks and Corn Bread; Label: JSP
Tiny Bradshaw - Walk That Mess
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Felix Gross - Walkin' The Floor
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Fats Noel - Rocket Flight
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Ike Carpenter Orchestra - Pachuka Hop
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Joe Turner - Jumpin Tonight
Album: Jump Blue: Rockin' the Jooks; Label: Blue Note
Joe Turner - Sweet 16
Album: Atlantic RB V1 1947 - 1952; Label: Atlantic
Joe Turner - Shake Rattle Roll
Album: Atlantic RB V2 1952 - 1954; Label: Atlantic
Joe Turner - Wine-O-Baby
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Marvin Phillips - Wine Woogie
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Stick McGhee - Drinkin' Wine Spoo-Dee-O-Dee
Album: Atlantic RB V1 1947 - 1952; Label: Atlantic
Wild Bill Moore - Hey Spoo-Dee-O-Dee
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Andrew Tibbs - Drinkin Ink Splink
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Jimmie Joe Liggins - I Ain't Drunk
Album: Jump Blue: Rockin' the Jooks; Label: Blue Note
Peppermint Harris - I Got Loaded
Album: Jump Blue: Rockin' the Jooks; Label: Blue Note
Roscoe Gordon - T Model Boogie
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Joe Dysin Orchestra - Merc-O-Matic
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Paul Bascomb - Pink Cadillac
Album: Atlantic RB V2 1952 - 1954; Label: Atlantic
Jack Cooley - Dyna Flow
Album: For Jumpers Only!; Label: Delmark
Hal Singer - Rock Around The Clock
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Eddie Cleanhead Vinson - I'm Gonna Wind Your Clock
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
King Perry - Keep A Dollar In Your Pocket
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Jack McVea - Inflation Blues
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Little Willie Littlefield - Happy Pay Day
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Percy Mayfield - Baby, You're Still A Square
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
David Van Dyke - Dyke Takes A Hike
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Stomp Gordon - Damp Rag
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Pinocchio James - Your Mouth Got A Hole In It
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
BigJay McNeeley - Insect Ball
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Goree Carter - I'm Your Boogie Man
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Herman Manzy - I'm Your Rockin Man
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Jimmie Forrest - Night Train
Album: H.H.C.B.; Label: JSP
Air Date: 
July 31, 2007

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