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Posted in Honey on 08.10.05

Oops. By the time I got ready to post it was already after five, so I called it a day. This may or may not relate to not posting yesterday, but the new Green Tea Frappacino at Starbucks is the best summer drink around. There is a great project going on that’s trying to establish a Paramount exhibit in Grafton, Wi (Where most of the famed Paramount recordings took place) as well a music festival and a book on the dance bands of the era. The site is sort of hard to navigate, but there is some really great photos in the gallery.

I was thinking about that Woody Guthrie song again today and my mind immediately jumped to this great Frank Stokes track. Frank Stokes was an early Memphis blues performer who played with a number of string and jug bands, but I think his solo work is his most interesting. He has a really powerful voice and driving guitar style, something that even comes through when he’s singing something as silly as this track “Chicken You Can Roost Behind The Moon,” which he sings “Chicken Chicken” about thirty some times. It’s a really fun and silly track that has just a little bit of anger hidden beneath all the “chicken talk.”

Frank Stokes – Chicken You Can Roose Behind The Moon

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