I hope all you jumpin' jive fans out there have been following the links to the revised posts of El Enmascarado's 78 rpm discs. With the imminent demise of El Enmascarado's YouTube channel, I've been revamping the posts from last year which featured videos of the records spinning on a vintage Sparton consol.
Our mysterious masked wrestling amigo has been busy ripping mp3s from the shellac ten inchers and you will now find that these cuts on streamed audio have replaced the videos in the new versions of the posts. You may also find that the writing has occasionally been updated too. We here at Be Bop Wino believe in quality, not quantity, so we put in that extra bit of effort on each and every post.
Click on the links on this post and the previous post to experience R&B as it was back in the day!
As El Enmascarado says about the 78 rpm discs: "In 1948, if you liked this music, this is what you bought and listened to. You dressed like an actor in a Film Noir, with a sharp suit and a Frank Sinatra hat. You drank martinis, or maybe a Rock and Rye or a Manhattan, and popped the 78 onto your Sparton. Voila!"
Here are the remaining links to the updated posts:
Jealousy / The Sidewalks Of New York - Tiny Grimes
Let's Make Christmas Merry Baby / Bow Wow - Amos Milburn
Still Waters / Nite-Flite - Lloyd Glenn
Well Oh Well / I Hate You - Tiny Bradshaw
Little Girl Don't Cry / Moosey - Bull Moose Jackson
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