Kokomo Arnold, “Sissy Man Blues”

Kokomo Arnold’s left-handed slide guitar playing and his vocals, delivered with the intensity and conviction as a sermon from a Sunday preacher, made his records sound 20-years ahead of their time. Recorded in 1934, “Sissy Man Blues” has a place in gay-music history, with the famous, and perhaps the most lucidly sung phrase on the record, “Lord if you can’t send me no woman/please send me some sissy man.”

Sissy Man Blues (play/download mp3)

Louis Armstrong – “Old Man Mose” (mp3)

Louis Armstrong – “Old Man Mose” (mp3)

A classic recording from the great Louis Armstrong, “Old Man Mose” has a swingin’ beat that will have your feet tappin’. Proving, once again, that jazz is the original American dance music. Enjoy this beautifully remastered song that’s sure to delight a whole new generation of jazz fans.