Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Most of you that follow my blog likely know when we have bad winter weather here where I live that I post some Hawaiian music to help me stay warm. Here`s a great little set with some fun tunes on it. I think the cover art is great too. Stay warm!
Click here to download Hilo Hattie Decca 78 album
Here`s the next Bill Ring Show disc in the series.
Click here to download The Bill Ring Show - #15&16
Here is a couple new discs I have recently acquired to add to the Henry Whitter posts from the past.
Henry Whitter / OKeh 40395
My Darling`s Black Mustache / The Clouds Gwine To Roll Away
recorded April 23/24, 1925 in New York City
My Darling`s Black Mustache is sort of a comic love song. The Clouds Gwine To Roll Away is sort of in the spiritual vein with a comic twist.
Henry Whitter / OKeh 40403
Love Me While I Am Living / Good-Bey, Old Booze
recorded at same session as OKeh 40395
Love Me While I Am Living is sort of a morbid love song. Good-Bye, Old Booze is an old comic song. This particular performance is Henry`s worst side I think. It`s in too high a key for his voice and his voice breaks. It`s worth hearing to hear how awful it is!
Click here to download Henry Whitter on OKeh 40395/40403
How about a little hillbilly humor today? Here is what I believe to be Homer and Jethro`s first LP. The label is Audio Lab, which I believe was a label name used by King, and I`m thinking all the tracks are from King issued 78`s. This is an old one, one of my great uncles gave it to me about 30 years ago and it`s a little noisy. This is one of the original group of records that started the "archive"! Enjoy and laugh!
Click here to download Homer And Jethro - Musical Madness
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Well--- I messed up and accidently posted shows #11&12 twice. So here we are with the real next 2 shows. Enjoy!
Track list #13---
1. Mexican Joe - Bill Ring
2. I`ve Wanted You For A Lifetime - Doc Martin
3. Headin` For The Home Corral - Slim Wilson And The Tall Timber Trio
4. Take Me In Your Arms - Bill Ring
5. Candy Kisses - Speedy Haworth
6. Safe In The Arms Of Jesus - Bill Ring
Track list #14---
1. That`s My Trademark - Bill Ring
2. Room Full Of Roses - Speedy Haworth
3. Somebody Stole My Honey - Sally Briggs
4. A Petal From A Faded Rose - Bill Ring
5. steel solo - Doc Martin
6. Have I Waited Too Long - Bill Ring
Click here to download The Bill Ring Show - #13&14
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Jam-Up and Honey / Dot 1089
Wild Honey Rag / Slew Foot Mama
recorded early 1950`s
Jam-Up and Honey / Dot 1114
Twelfth Street Rag / Holding The Sack
recorded early 1950`s
Here`s a couple real neat discs and as far as I know the only records they made for Dot. Jam-Up and Honey were a black-face type act that were quite famous and popular on the Grand Ole Opry in the 1940`s and into the 1950`s. They also had their own traveling tent show at one time. They were sort of a country version of Amos and Andy. I believe by about 1950 (or possibly earlier) they had quit using black-face make-up. They also had a daily radio show for some time in the 1940`s on WSM radio.
I can`t imagine how they got a recording session in the 1950`s as their comedy and music were quite out of style to sell records at the time. And believe me, I`m not saying the music isn`t good, because it is. The two vocal numbers are novelty type songs which were quite popular in the early 1950`s (such as Bill Carlisle music). The two instrumentals are a couple hot number with a ukulele lead. Contained in the download is also a 45 of Dot 1114 pictured here. Enjoy!!
Click here to download Jam-Up and Honey on the Dot label
Here`s a really neat LP. In crazy times like we have right now some slowing down with this LP is nice. It`s a story telling LP with some songs on it too and is a very pleasant listen. Enjoy!
Click here to download Eddy Nicholson - Folks Ain`t a-Livin` No More