Be Bop Wino Pages

Joan Selects - the complete Joan Selects Collection

Big Ten Inchers - 78rpm rips by El Enmascarado

Attention Mac Users!

Mac users have been experiencing problems in unpacking the WinRAR archives used on this blog. Two solutions have been suggested.

1. Use The Unarchiver - - see comments on Little Esther Bad Baad Girl post for details.

2. Use Keka - - see comments on Johnny Otis Presents post.

Monday 15 October 2007

Todd Rhodes - Dance Music That Hits The Spot!

This is a re-up of a post I originally put on rockhall. I have replaced the scan of the front cover (which was pretty dreadful) with a new much-improved scan.
A mix of jazzy jump blues and punchy R&B instrumentals. The earliest sides were recorded for Sensation and Vitacoustic in 1947/8, the rest for King in 1951-54. "Blues For The Red Boy" was used by Alan Freed as the theme for his Moondog radio show in 1951 in Cleveland.

Ripped at 320 kbps from vinyl. Password = greaseyspoon

1. Blues For The Red Boy
2. Pot Likker
3. Teardrops
4. Beet Patch
5. Blue Autumn
6. Specks
7. Echoes
8. Chicken Strut
9. Bell Boy Boogie
10. Rocket 69
11. Feathers
12. Thunderbolt Boogie
13. Red Boy Is Back
14. Snuff Dipper
15. Silver Sunset
16. Gin Gin Gin

If you dig this album then you should buy this excellent CD which has been issued by Ace -

CDCHD 856. Todd Rhodes' early r&B recordings in superb sound quality. Far better than the compressed mp3s ripped from some 1980s bootleg on offer here at Be Bop Wino! Plus a great information booklet is included in the usual exemplary Ace packaging.