Organ Grinder and Recap
Posted in Honey on 11.03.05

Recap of October 2005 !

1. Mose Andrews – 10lb Hammer
2. Big Mama Thorton and Johnny Ace – Yes Baby
3. Pete Johnson – Roll ‘Em
4. Ethel Waters – Get Up Off Your Knees
5. Tom Darby and Jimmie Tarlton – Lonesome Frisco Line
6. Freddie Spruell – Low Down Mississippi Bottom Man
7. Holy Ghost Sanctified Singers – Jesus Throwed Up A Highway For Me
8. Billie Holiday – Don’t Explain
9. Richard Swift – The Novelist
10. Roosevelt Graves – Woke Up With My Mind On Jesus

Eva Taylor might me best known for being Clarence Williams’ wife and recording her first record for his Black Swan label, one of the first black owned record labels. Historical importance aside she had a great voice and wonderful phrasing. Her take on Organ Grinder with the Clarence Williams Jug Band is a mostly humorous take on the song – done and a very tongue in cheek – vaudeville style. There is some really good work by the band hidden under everything which make s it a nice and light listen.

Eva Taylor – Organ Grinder


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By Geoffrey Smith on 11.05.05 12:52 pm

I just love your site
I can’t wait to see what’s new each day when I get home from work
I live for pre-war music
I do have a request and I do hope you have it
I would like to hear Frankie (Half Pint) Jaxon’s version of WILLIE THE WEEPER
Thanks for a great site

By Ejler Svendsen on 11.05.05 5:38 pm

This site is a must for me,too.
I have collected some blues books through the years, – and now I really have a chance to hear the voices and the lyrics.
At the website “Not Dark Yet” you can download a very good version of Dylan doing “Blind Willie McTell” (Hamburg 24-10 2005)

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