Huey ‘Piano’ Smith & The Clowns
So over Mother’s Day weekend I sit down with my dad’s collection of the Billboard top 800 from the 1960′s (don’t ask) and start going through them one by one. When I’m around the 700 mark, my dad blurts out with a lyric from the track! A quick google search reveals not only both the song title and artist, but also a yousendit link to download the mp3. Luck of the Irish, I guess.
1950′s rock ‘n roll // boogie woogie
Following the footsteps of great New Orleans pianists like Professor Longhair, Huey made piano tracks to dance to. In 1957 he signed with Ace Records and formed ‘The Clowns’ with transgender artist Bobby Marchan at the helm. The two saw chart success multiple times, but none of the other records get me screaming along quite like this one. (turn it up!)
A good hearty 1958 rock ‘n roll rag.
Huey ‘Piano’ Smith & The Clowns – Don’t You Just Know It
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