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Louis Jordan : Jukebox King! Choo, Choo, Ch'boogie!

‘High brow, low brow, they all agree, we’re the best in harmony
We’re the greatest band around, make the cats jump up and down,
We’re the talk of rhythm town’ (Louis Jordan, Five Guys Named Moe’) 1,412 more words


Highway 61 Blues

“Highway 61 Blues,” a variation of a tune originally written by Roosevelt Sykes, recorded by Gatemouth Moore in 1947.

“Highway 61, longest road that I know” 51 more words


Women & Cadillacs

“Women & Cadillacs” by the Doc Starkes & The Nite Riders, 1954.

James “Doc” Starkes (bass, trombone), Melvin Smith (vocals, baritone sax), Joe Sewell (tenor sax), Harry Crafton (guitar), Harry Van Walls (piano), and Jimmy Johnson (drums). 45 more words


Featured Album - Powerhouse (jump blues)

Powerhouse were a ’70’s jump blues band, started in Washington, DC but based in Boston. I was not familiar with them in their heyday, only learning about them a few years later when I was in a blues band. 376 more words


Love Don't Love Nobody

“Love Don’t Love Nobody,” written by Roy Brown, recorded by Roy Brown and His Mighty-Mighty Men in 1950. Not to be confused with the tune of the same name by the Spinners. 30 more words


Subway Blues

“Subway Blues,” written and performed by Mabel Scott in 1950.


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Comments are welcome if they are on-topic, substantive, concise, and not boring or obscene. 24 more words


Special announcement from Dick "The Poet" Lourie

The Juke Joint 5 will soon be undergoing some changes (like all living organisms), and we are both pleased and sad. We are pleased that John and Gretchen are moving on to travel their own different paths, with our blessing, and we are understandably very unhappy to be losing them. 193 more words