Friday, April 4, 2008

Eat To The Beat-The Dirtiest Of Them Dirty Blues

I got a thing about old dirty blues songs that say one thing, and then say another, all within one song.
You could take the songs any which way you'd like.I'm always surprised the censors didn't mess with this
music,and not allow it to be released.But that was a different time, and maybe they were just plain stupid,
and didn't bother with that "type of music".
They called it "race records" or whatever other crude names for it. I'm just glad it's all collected here for us to enjoy. Cudos to Bear Family Records for compiling such an excellent package, large thick book, and fine sounding music from (mostly) 78's. How does one find decent copies of this anymore, and how much would they cost? Don't bother, buy this package. It's worth it, with the cool pictures and race-y lyrics, printed so you can sing along to it! This is the shit! Features: Dinah Washington "Long John Blues", The Treneirs' "Poon-Tang!"
Tom Archia with Pete Brown's Brooklyn Blue Blowers "Fishin' Pole",
Dave Bartholomew & His Orchestra "My Ding-A-Ling",
Screamin' Jay Hawkins "Bite It", Jackie Wilson and LaVern Baker "Think Twice (Version X) ,all, for your next Saturday night party.
Two parts that are separate links-you put them together yourself .

1 comment:

zappahead said...

Great compilation....just when you thought, you heard it all...this comes along....great stuff and thanks for the share....cheers.