Friday, February 11, 2011
Yes Sir, I Can Boogie-Woogie
Perhaps it was Chas Hodges honky-tonking roof-raiser at The Railway a couple of weeks back, but I've been on something of a buzz for Jump Blues and Boogie doings lately. Louis Jordan, Sunnyland Slim and Frank "Sugar Chile" Robinson have all been beating eight to the bar round at our juke joint..
One tune never that fails to put some zip in your zoot suit or a tap in your spats comes from our old chum Smiley Lewis, writer of One Night (raunch version) and name-checked on the first podcast from Piley and I. (See if you can spot the lyrical connection with Tuesday's Eno post)
Smiley Lewis - Shame Shame Shame
Back in Ye Olde Days of Crocs Sam Butera's Bim Bam was a surefire floor-filler uniting punks, skins and blitz kids in a multi-cult shakedown
Sam Butera - Bim Bam
If you're in the mood for some live jiving, hotfoot it down to The Railway this Saturday where you can swish the night away with a vintage swing night
Chas Hodges: rocking at The Railway.
Liberace: camper than a Christmas cake