ALL ABOARD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THE FROST TRAIN !!!
Folks, let’s start this year with some deep blues shall we !
He called himself Boy Blue, but his real name was Roland Hayes.
He played harmonica and delivered the blues with a powerful rasp!
The tune "Joe Lee's Rock" involved the misfortunes of his drummer, whose hard-drinking girlfriend evidently was a two-timer !
"Joe Lee's Rock" & the seminal reading of John Lee Hooker's "Boogie Chillen" are part of a treasure trove of recordings made in the Deep South (The American South, not the French South ^_^) by the legendary folk music collector Alan Lomax
So Boy Blue laid down "Joe Lee's Rock," a composition by his drummer, on Oct. 1, 1959 :
"By nine o'clock the stereo machine was sitting on the bar," Lomax recalled.
"Forrest City Joe and his two-piece orchestra, Boy Blue and his two accompanists, along with their girlfriends and other connoisseurs of the blues, were lapping up the liquor and the music. No New York technician would have approved of the acoustics. Between takes the place was a bedlam. . . . The crowd danced during all the playbacks."
A Good start for 2008.
Boy Blue, Willie Jones, Joe Lee :
* Joe Lee's Rock *
* Boogie Children *
And, that goes without saying, thanks again.
Oh Yeah. Thanks.
And oh, I almost forgot.
I've recorded this one two weeks ago, on the 31th of December at...3am.
I just wanted to thank you.
Our neighbours didn't say thank though, I don't know why.
Rev. Tom Frost :
* Thank You *
Rev Frost (found on Google)