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As a percussion instrument, the humble washboard seems to share a common ancestry with the guiro, a ribbed wooden scraper associated with Afro-Caribbean music and traceable in some form or another to most cultures throughout the world if you dig deep enough. By the end of the 19th century, the rub board was well on its the way to making the quantum leap from the washtub to the gramophone, and during the period between the first and second world wars, records by washboard-driven blues and jazz bands cropped up in the catalogs of regionally and nationally distributed labels. Since the introduction of the compact disc, this type of historic material has been made available ...
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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
As a percussion instrument, the humble washboard seems to share a common ancestry with the guiro, a ribbed wooden scraper associated with Afro-Caribbean music and traceable in some form or another to most cultures throughout the world if you dig deep enough. By the end of the 19th century, the rub board was well on its the way to making the quantum leap from the washtub to the gramophone, and during the period between the first and second world wars, records by washboard-driven blues and jazz bands cropped up in the catalogs of regionally and nationally distributed labels. Since the introduction of the compact disc, this type of historic material has been made available by numerous reissue labels, sometimes being upgraded from 78 rpm originals to the digital format without ever having been pressed onto vinyl LPs. Released in 1996, EPM's The Washboard Story contains 18 examples drawn from the years 1926-1939, beginning with Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wonders and proceeding more or less chronologically with well-chosen titles by the Clarence Williams Washboard Band, the Beale Street Washboard Band, the Chicago Stompers, the Alabama Washboard Stompers, the Washboard Rhythm Kings, and the great Washboard Sam, whose main asset was always his rich and persuasive singing voice. In addition to those already mentioned by name, washboard handlers heard on this excellent collection are Bruce Johnson, Jasper Taylor, Floyd Casey, and Warren "Baby" Dodds. What you get here is an invigorating cross-section of vintage good-time music that includes a snappy version of Fats Waller's "I'm Goin' Huntin'" featuring cornetist Louis Armstrong, and the Clarence Williams band's rock-solid "Cushion Foot Stomp." This collection is greatly enhanced by the reassuring presence of clarinetist Johnny Dodds on "Forty and Tight" and "Piggly Wiggly"; the almost unbridled frenzy of the Alabama Washboard Stompers' "Pepper Steak," and the calm assurance of Washboard Sam, whose Bluebird recordings with guitarist Big Bill Broonzy were such an important ingredient in Chicago's black music scene during and after the second world war. Many options exist for those who wish to study or simply enjoy the sounds of classic washboard units, and EPM's Washboard Story is an excellent place to start. If this little taste leaves you with an uncontrollable craving for similar material, seek out two volumes of Jimmy O'Bryant's Washboard Wonders and the collection Harps, Jugs, Washboards & Kazoos on RST; multiple sets on Collector's Classics devoted to the Washboard Rhythm Kings and Clarence Williams, and seven volumes of Washboard Sam on Document.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/22/1996
  • Label: Epm Musique
  • UPC: 723722362927
  • Catalog Number: 157412

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Little Bits - Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards (3:00)
  2. 2 Ilde Hour Special - Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards (2:55)
  3. 3 47th Street Stomp - Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards (3:01)
  4. 4 Cushion Foot Stomp - Washboard Band (2:57)
  5. 5 PDQ Blues - Washboard Band (2:55)
  6. 6 I'm Goin' Huntin' - Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards (2:55)
  7. 7 Forty and Tight - Beale Street Washboard Band (2:50)
  8. 8 Piggly Wiggly - Beale Street Washboard Band (2:50)
  9. 9 Pigmeat Stomp - Alabama Washboard Stompers (2:39)
  10. 10 Wild Man Stomp - Chicago Stompers (2:48)
  11. 11 Stomp Your Stuff - Chicago Stompers (3:14)
  12. 12 Pepper Steak - Alabama Washboard Stompers (2:50)
  13. 13 Sloppy Drunk Blues - Washboard Rhythm Kings (3:07)
  14. 14 Fire - Washboard Rhythm Kings (2:50)
  15. 15 Warehouse Blues - Washboard Sam & His Washboard Band (3:01)
  16. 16 Booker T. Blues - Washboard Sam & His Washboard Band (2:39)
  17. 17 This Time Is My Time - Washboard Sam & His Washboard Band (2:59)
  18. 18 Block and Tackle - Washboard Sam & His Washboard Band (2:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Big Bill Broonzy Guitar
Buster Bailey Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Frank Melrose Piano
Jimmy Blythe Piano
Teddy Bunn Guitar
Ed Allen Cornet
Joshua Altheimer Piano
Louis Armstrong Cornet
Baby Dodds Washboard
Buster Bennett Vocals
Jimmy Bertrand Washboard
Wilbur Daniels tiple
Ransom Knowling Bass
Horace Malcolm Piano
Herb Morand Cornet
Washboard Sam Vocals, Washboard
Bill Settles Bass
Ben Smith Alto Saxophone
Jasper Taylor Washboard
Carl Wade Tenor Saxophone
Ben Whitted Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Clarence Williams Piano, Track Performer
Washboard Rhythm Kings Track Performer
Floyd Casey Washboard
George Howell Bass
Harold Randolf Kazoo
Alfred Bell Kazoo
Clarence Profit Piano
Frank Benton Vocals
Beale Street Washboard Band Track Performer
Alabama Washboard Stompers Track Performer
Washboard Band Track Performer
Ben Whittet Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Washboard Sam & His Washboard Band Track Performer
Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards Track Performer
Chicago Stompers Track Performer
Bruce Johnson Washboard
Ed Hudson Banjo
Technical Credits
Natty Dominique Contributor
Charlie Henry Composer
Jean Buzelin Cover Design
Arnaud Boubet Liner Notes
John Simpson Composer
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