New-Year Resolutions (Of All Kinds)

From ‘I’m Gonna Knock On Your Door’ to ‘I Ain’t Gonna Pick No More Cotton’ , we have mixed 20 ‘Blues, Latin and Soul‘ tunes around the theme of ‘What I’m Gonna Do‘. It has The Five Satins, Hank Penny, Louis Jordan & The Tympani Five, John Henry Barbee and many more.

LINER NOTES
IMAGE : January first Photo by Crystal
INFORMATIONS

Meeker Museum: After all, Eddie Hodges was a kid who got to work with just about everybody of major importance in the entertainment business: Sinatra, Elvis, Lucy, even Joi Lansing . . . the list just goes on and on.

Tom Simon : They called themselves the Five Satins and recorded In The Still Of The Nite in the basement of their local church, St. Bernadette’s. It was first released on the Standord label, and later by Ember. The song entered the top forty later that year, peaking at number 24. While it was on the charts, Fred Parris was stationed in Japan with the Army.

Jim Flora : For one, Jordan spelled his group’s name “Tympany.” For another, the band was usually marqueed as “Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five,” implying six members; Flora depicts a quintet. Moreover, “Five” was a name, not a number, because Jordan’s outfit often included as many as nine players.

The Delmore Brothers : The Delmore Brothers, North Alabama natives who became two of the biggest stars in country music in the 1930s, got Nashville’s highest honor on Oct. 4 when they were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

MSN Music : A strong storyteller and good guitarist, John Henry Barbee learned music playing in various homes throughout Henning, Tennessee as a youth. He worked for a short time with John Lee Williamson (Sonny Boy Williamson I) in 1934, then began playing with Sunnyland Slim.

CMT : While he never achieved the kind of success enjoyed by fellow bandleaders like Bob Wills or Spade Cooley, during the late ’40s and early ’50s Hank Penny ranked as one of the foremost practitioners of the Western swing sound.

Robert Lockwood : From Johnson, Lockwood learned chords, timing, and stage presence. By the age of fifteen, Robert was playing professionally, often with Johnson; sometimes with Johnny Shines or Rice Miller, who would soon be calling himself Sonny Boy Williamson II. They would play fish fries, juke joints, and street corners.

PLAYLIST : Eddie Hodges – I’m Gonna Knock On Your Door (2.04) . The Five Satins – Ain’t Gonna Dance (2.36) . Williamson Brothers And Curry – Gonna Die With My Hammer In My Hand (3.26) . Furry Lewis & Frank Stokes – I Will Turn Your Money (3.10) . Frank Sinatra – I’m Gonna Live Till I Die (1.54) . Marvin Rainwater – Gonna Find Me a Bluebird (2.33) . Louis Jordan & The Tympani Five – I’m Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town (2.52) . Joe Tex – Aint Gonna Bump No More (3.30) . Hank Penny – I’m Gonna Change (2.28) . Chris Connor – I’m Gonna to Go Fishing (3.47) . Gretta Keller – I’m Gonna Lock My Door And Throw Away The Key (3.11) . Lead Belly – I Ain’t Gonna Drink Anymore (2.37) . Willie Dixon – I Ain’t Gonna Be Your Monkey Man (2.59) . Reverend Gary Davis – I’m Gonna Meet You At The Station (4.40) . Robert Lockwood – I’m Gonna Train My Baby (2.59) . The Delmore Brothers – Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar (3.02) . John Henry Barbee – I Ain’t Gonna Pick No More Cotton (4.06) . Jack Teagarden – I’m gonna Stomp Mr Henry Lee (3.34) . Taj Mahal – Going Up To The Country & Paint My Mailbox Blue (3.03) . Fats Waller – I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter (3.28) .

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IMAGE : January first Photo by Crystal
INFORMATIONS

Meeker Museum: After all, Eddie Hodges was a kid who got to work with just about everybody of major importance in the entertainment business: Sinatra, Elvis, Lucy, even Joi Lansing . . . the list just goes on and on.

Tom Simon : They called themselves the Five Satins and recorded In The Still Of The Nite in the basement of their local church, St. Bernadette’s. It was first released on the Standord label, and later by Ember. The song entered the top forty later that year, peaking at number 24. While it was on the charts, Fred Parris was stationed in Japan with the Army.

Jim Flora : For one, Jordan spelled his group’s name “Tympany.” For another, the band was usually marqueed as “Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five,” implying six members; Flora depicts a quintet. Moreover, “Five” was a name, not a number, because Jordan’s outfit often included as many as nine players.

The Delmore Brothers : The Delmore Brothers, North Alabama natives who became two of the biggest stars in country music in the 1930s, got Nashville’s highest honor on Oct. 4 when they were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

MSN Music : A strong storyteller and good guitarist, John Henry Barbee learned music playing in various homes throughout Henning, Tennessee as a youth. He worked for a short time with John Lee Williamson (Sonny Boy Williamson I) in 1934, then began playing with Sunnyland Slim.

CMT : While he never achieved the kind of success enjoyed by fellow bandleaders like Bob Wills or Spade Cooley, during the late ’40s and early ’50s Hank Penny ranked as one of the foremost practitioners of the Western swing sound.

Robert Lockwood : From Johnson, Lockwood learned chords, timing, and stage presence. By the age of fifteen, Robert was playing professionally, often with Johnson; sometimes with Johnny Shines or Rice Miller, who would soon be calling himself Sonny Boy Williamson II. They would play fish fries, juke joints, and street corners.

PLAYLIST : Eddie Hodges – I’m Gonna Knock On Your Door (2.04) . The Five Satins – Ain’t Gonna Dance (2.36) . Williamson Brothers And Curry – Gonna Die With My Hammer In My Hand (3.26) . Furry Lewis & Frank Stokes – I Will Turn Your Money (3.10) . Frank Sinatra – I’m Gonna Live Till I Die (1.54) . Marvin Rainwater – Gonna Find Me a Bluebird (2.33) . Louis Jordan & The Tympani Five – I’m Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town (2.52) . Joe Tex – Aint Gonna Bump No More (3.30) . Hank Penny – I’m Gonna Change (2.28) . Chris Connor – I’m Gonna to Go Fishing (3.47) . Gretta Keller – I’m Gonna Lock My Door And Throw Away The Key (3.11) . Lead Belly – I Ain’t Gonna Drink Anymore (2.37) . Willie Dixon – I Ain’t Gonna Be Your Monkey Man (2.59) . Reverend Gary Davis – I’m Gonna Meet You At The Station (4.40) . Robert Lockwood – I’m Gonna Train My Baby (2.59) . The Delmore Brothers – Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar (3.02) . John Henry Barbee – I Ain’t Gonna Pick No More Cotton (4.06) . Jack Teagarden – I’m gonna Stomp Mr Henry Lee (3.34) . Taj Mahal – Going Up To The Country & Paint My Mailbox Blue (3.03) . Fats Waller – I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter (3.28) .