Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Oh When The Saints




First of all, a big shout to bigrockcandymountain and fire of love, keep up the good work partners....
AND TODAY THE WINNER IS...PAPAAAA LIGHTFOOOOOOOT !!!(applause)
Damn me, I have to quote Wand Dang Dula Again...here we go:
« Alexander alias George "Papa" Lightfoot was born in Natchez, Mississippi, in March of 1924. This absolutely rough-sounding blues-harpist, washboardist, radio DJ and entertainer started playing in the late 1940's with a group called the Gondoliers, recorded for Aladdin, Sultan, Peacock, King, Imperial and Excello labels, and toured with stars like Champion Jack Dupree, Fats Domino, Dinah Washington, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Smiley Lewis all through the 1950's. Papa also appeared in the obscure fifties short film "Spooky Loot", but even tho' he didn't became a star himself. In the late 1960's he came back in the spotlights, and recorded maybe the rudest delta-blues album that has ever been done. Unfortunately, in 1970, soon after the record was released, Papa died of respitary/cardiac arrest, and never got the sufficient homage of his unimaginable great and immortal music. »
So When there's no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth .
(Don't worry I don't quote the bible, I quote Dawn of the dead).

Papa George Lightfoot - When The Saints Go Marchin' In

2 Comments:

Blogger bigrockcandymountain said...

fan fucking tastic song. 'course i'm obsessed with mississippi blues...

2:13 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

An absolutely great song-love it and your site. Thanks for the link-have returned the favor on my site. I hope it brings the crowds breaking down your proverbial door!
From Keep The Coffee Coming

11:55 PM  

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