Maximum Rhythm and Blues

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Harlem Hamfats - Harlem Hamfats, Vol. 1 (1936)

Covered by Count Basie, The Ink Spots, Blind Willie McTell, Howlin' Wolf, and even Jessica Rabbit, these guys were no Hamfats (second rate jazz players) - nor were they from Harlem.  Some of the backing musicians for Memphis Minnie got together and formed this Chicago classic.  A mix of blues, swing-jazz, and dixieland that  you just may recognize.  Give the Weed Smokers Dream a spin...

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