Even if you are not a music historian, as soon as you hear this piano pounding, guitar strummin‚Äô song, you know you‚Äôre listening to the epitome of blues and boogie. The Graves brothers were accompanied by Cooney Vaughn on piano, creating the trio Mississippi Jook Band which recorded about four songs in all. The Graves Brothers were mostly blind, but that didn‚Äôt keep them from creating historical blues songs which have been commemorated in the Mississippi Blues Trail. A special treat in this 1938 recording of ‚ÄúSkippy Whippy‚Äù is that one of the brother‚Äôs Graves shouts out some calls half way through the song, energizing the trio‚Äôs finale!
Mississippi Jook Band – “Skippy Whippy” (play/download mp3)