12/15/2004 03:19:34 PM|||peter patnaik|||It's hard to believe that Christmas is next week, I haven't even started/finished my shopping !! Next week I'm going to try to have some blues Christmas songs, I have 5 or so, but if I run out I'll be posting Elvis, so be warned. The new Dust To digital Christmas album shows that apparently there were a lot more blues Christmas songs in the pre-war era that I had realized.

I'm not sure what to say about this track. The Hokum Boys were a loose and ever changing group of blues musicians like Black Rob, Big Bill Broonzy and Blind Blake. They recording in several different sessions (this track is from 1929) and most recorded very risque and dirty blues. That said this track "I Had To Give Up The Gym" is a lot of fun, but I'm not really sure what if anything it is about. It's a lot of fun, regardless of content and features some fun piano and guitar playing.

  • Hokum Boys (1929) - I Had To Give Up Gym
  • |||110314320214898176|||Boy, Do You Wanna Gamble?12/17/2004 11:34:12 PM|||Anonymous|||very nice. seems like dust to digital is gonna be a label to keep watch of. their goodbye, babylon release was pretty monumental. thanks.

    -cb
    blog.ofmirroreye.net12/23/2004 07:32:06 PM|||Anonymous|||If you want to know what it's about, substitute "Jim" for "Gym" and listen again. Top quality innuendo, thanks for posting it :)