Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Richard Hayes - Junco Partner

"Junco Partner" is a traditional American blues song remarkable for being covered and revised by many artists over several decades. Some of them include Dr. JohnProfessor LonghairJames Booker and The Clash. It was played in different music genres such as bluesfolkrockreggae and dub. The song’s lyrics refer to needles, drugs, wishes, and to the notorious Louisiana prison farm in AngolaI am not exactly sure what it was that made me play the shit out of this record when I was a kid. Maybe it was the hard to understand lyrical content or the big band sound that reminded me of Ricky Ricardo from I Love Lucy in this 1952 Mercury Records version of the song by the Richard Hayes & Edie Sauter band.

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