12/22/2004 02:25:01 PM|||peter patnaik|||
So apparently if I mention a non-blues artist (how come document or yazoo records don't read my blog?)I get put on press release lists.So I'm wondering how many times it takes before I get some free cds to review?

(Frankie Jaxon on top of the piano)

Today's Christmas track came as a bit of a surprise when I received it a few weeks ago from one of Honey's contributors Bob Linn. Frankie "Half Pint" Jaxon was quite the character and a true entertainer. Jaxon was a skilled dancer, singer , set design and as a blues singer. I had always known him as singing what were called "hokum" songs, basically dirty blues with ragtime style instrumentation. This track Jaxon recorded with Ernest Miller as the "Cotton Top Sanctified Singers" and is a nice simple track recounting the Christmas story. It's a whole lot of fun, and Jaxon's very odd voice is on full display.

  • Cotton Top Sanctified Singers (Frankie Half-Pint Jaxon and Ernest Miller) - Early On One Christmas Morn

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