Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Day 4 - 'Dig That Crazy Santa Claus' - Oscar McLollie and his Honey Jumpers

You really think I’m that shallow that I’d put a record on the calendar just because the group has an excellent name? .....oh, alright then – you know me too well.

You’ll be pleased to know I’d have included this regardless though. Pre-dating  rock ‘n’ roll, McLollie was a hybrid Swing /  R‘n’B / Jump Blues performer who surely found himself suddenly at the cutting edge in the mid-fifties – notice how this must have influenced Bill Haley? – even though he didn’t garner too much of the adulation at the time. Originally release in ’54, any Hep Cats out there will just love this one.

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