Blythe And Burton – “Block And Tackle Blues” mp3

Here’s a song that tells us know where rock and roll descended from. Right smack in the middle of the tune are two fine gentlemen having a conversation about a party. Then at the end of the song I realized that these same gentlemen are the same two playing the song WHILE they’re talking.
Now that’s rock and roll to me.

Blythe And Burton – “Block And Tackle Blues” mp3

Romeo Nelson – “Gettin’ Dirty Just Shakin’ That Thing” mp3

Here is some raunchy boogie woogie from ’29. I’m sure his style and delivery keeps a bartender busy on a Saturday night. I can only imagine how many women have their own particular memory of shakin’ that thing to a Romeo Nelson rag.

Romeo Nelson – “Gettin’ Dirty Just Shakin’ That Thing” mp3

Albertville Quartet – “Workers For Jesus” mp3

Albertville Quartet – “Workers For Jesus” (mp3)

The Albertville Quartet has that old time sound that reminds us of the advantage of rehearsing. Back in the good old days when there was hardly a distraction to keep us from what we wanted to do. Back before TV and telephone conversations, folks could spend quality time getting their work done. This quartet is working for Jesus.

Cripple Clarence Lofton – “Monkey Man Blues” (mp3)

Cripple Clarence Lofton – “Monkey Man Blues” (mp3)

The Boogie Woogie King has finally made it to PD2ten! And not a second too late, either. Born in 1887 as Albert Clemens, with a limp, his first chosen art was, surprisingly, tap dancing. But later became well versed in the 12 bar boogie-woogie piano genre. He worked with Big Bill Broonzy, and was later to influence Erwin Helfner. And that aint no monkey business, either.