(1997) The Washboard Rhythm Kings Vol. 4 - 1933

Washboard Rhythm Kings

... read moreThis fourth CD from Collector's Classics (a subsidiary of Storyville) had three complete sessions from 1933 by three overlapping groups: the Washboard Rhythm Band, the Washboard Rhythm Kings and Williams' Washboard Band. The latter features vocals and trumpet playing by Taft Jordan (a future member...

01:10′:43″ 22 Songs

1
Washboard Rhythm Kings
Midnight Rhythm
3:32
2
Washboard Rhythm Kings
A Ghost Of A Chance
3:54
3
Washboard Rhythm Kings
Hustlin' And Bustlin' For Baby
3:34
4
Washboard Rhythm Kings
Shuffle Off To Buffalo
3:36
5
Washboard Rhythm Kings
Swing Gate
3:24
6
Washboard Rhythm Kings
The Coming Of Hi-De-Ho
3:45
7
Washboard Rhythm Kings
Going! Going!! Gone!!!
3:05
8
Washboard Rhythm Kings
Trust Me For A Hamburger
3:19
9
Washboard Rhythm Kings
Dinah
3:11
10
Washboard Rhythm Kings
Sophisticated Lady
2:57
11
Washboard Rhythm Kings
Happy As The Day Is Long
3:05
12
Washboard Rhythm Kings
Nobody's Sweetheart
3:19
13
Washboard Rhythm Kings
My Pretty Girl
3:06
14
Washboard Rhythm Kings
Bug-A-Boo
2:41
15
Washboard Rhythm Kings
I Want To Ring Bells
3:14
16
Washboard Rhythm Kings
I Would If I Could But I Can't
3:30
17
Washboard Rhythm Kings
Hard Corn
3:21
18
Washboard Rhythm Kings
Hot Nuts
2:32
19
Washboard Rhythm Kings
Move Turtle
3:29
20
Washboard Rhythm Kings
Mickey Mouse And The Turtle
2:31
21
Washboard Rhythm Kings
I Would If I Could But I Can't
2:54
22
Washboard Rhythm Kings
Shoutin' In The Amen Corner
2:44
Released 20 February 1997, ℗ Collectors Classics

Review

This fourth CD from Collector's Classics (a subsidiary of Storyville) had three complete sessions from 1933 by three overlapping groups: the Washboard Rhythm Band, the Washboard Rhythm Kings and Williams' Washboard Band. The latter features vocals and trumpet playing by Taft Jordan (a future member of the Chick Webb and Duke Ellington Orchestras) that are purposely near-copies of Louis Armstrong. Trumpeter Dave Page and singer Cal Clement take the vocals on the second date, while guitarist Ted Tinsley vocalizes on the final recordings. The goodtime music features five horns, piano, guitar, bass and washboard, with pianist Clarence Profit the best known of the sidemen. Highlights of the joyous set (which contrasts greatly with the Depression that was raging at the time) include "Hustlin' and Bustlin' for Baby," "Dinah," "Happy As the Day Is Long" and "Hot Nuts." ~ Scott Yanow