Tonight I'll have the pleasure of spinning some Foot Stompin' mid-century music down at Dig A Pony. I can't wait to unleash George "Wild Child" Butler on SE Portland! If your butt can't shake to this one, well there's no hope for you in this Age of the Butt.
Butler grew up in Alabama where he taught himself to play harmonica (upside down) but relocated to Chicago as part of "The Great Migration." It was there that he recorded a couple of singles for Jewel Records with legendary sidemen Willie Dixon, Jimmy Dawkins, and Cash McCall. It's been said that Butler described his own style as "swamp blues." With Willie Dixon's involvement as songwriter, possible producer, and lead vocalist on this track, I guess we can hear what happens when Chicago blues wades in the swamp. Nothing gets bogged down here! So dive into the swamp with me tonight and dance to this one. Before you know it, you'll find yourself up to your eyeballs in pure polyrhythmic hoo doo blues.
DJ Action Slacks
I'm excited to highlight some of my favorite records in a variety of genres (soul, R&B, classic country, rockabilly, oldies, garage rock, etc). These won't all necessarily be "dance" records per se. They will all be records that I believe deserve a special listen. I simply love good music, rare or not. Hopefully you will spend some time here and love music right along with me! Lets give this a shot!