My Baby Rocks Me
Posted in 1930s,Female Blues,Honey on 12.27.06

Thanks for all the well wishes over the holidays, and all the requests for out of print blues songs, I’m busy searching the depths of Honey H.Q. for some of these numbers, but it should be a fun few weeks as I start posting my findings. Also thanks to the poster who let me know that there are a few more Sam Collins tracks not on the Yazoo record I posted, I’ll get those songs up this week sometime.

This track is a request for one of Trixie Smith’s last recordings, and it’s a good one. My Daddy Rocks Me is a sexy and assured number from Trixie and doesn’t fall into the violent or minstrel styling of some of her work. Trixie is back by Sidney Bechet on clarinet and Sammy Price on piano. Unfortunately, she would only release one more song after this session, and would die without the body of work she deserved.

Trixie Smith – My Daddy Rocks Me (1938)
Trixie Smith – My Daddy Rocks Me No. 2  (1938)


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By Javi on 01.02.07 4:54 pm

i´d like to invitate you to listen / watch my songs in my blog :
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thank you! and happy new year..
great blog!!!
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By karl on 01.10.07 5:24 pm

This song was recently redone by no-one less than the great Bob Brozman as ‘One Steady Roll’. He used two baritone national guitars on it, and put it in a intriguing 2/3 rythm. It’s on his ‘Blues reflex’ cd, but also on the great ‘audio’ catalogue for national resophonic instruments. He did change the ‘daddy’ into a ‘baby’, mind you.

Thanks for this version of this song!

It’s not in my edition of Arnold Rypens’ anthology ‘The Originals’, and Brozman states its a ‘trad.’, so I was wondering if it is a Trixie Smith song.

By tuwa on 01.16.07 5:33 pm

Well, I like them a lot more than “You’ve Got to Beat Me to Keep Me.”

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