Daily Archives: December 26, 2008

THE WASHBOARD SERENADERS GET HOT!

The first clip, merging DARK EYES and ST. LOUIS BLUES,  is from 1936 and features Jerome Darr (guitar), Bruce Randolph (kazoo), Arthur Brooks (piano), Len Harrison (spoons), Harold Randolph (kazoo), Derek Neville (alto sax), and Bruce Johnson (washboard).

In this 1933 clip (very brief), the Serenaders treat us to a wild “A SHANTY IN OLD SHANTY TOWN.”

They didn’t have the finesse of the great bands of the period, but they are incendiary in their own fashion.  Thanks to the wondrous singer and musical thinker Melissa Collard for pulling my coat to these YouTube clips.

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