Bill Johnson's Louisiana Jug Band~ Get the "L" On Down The Road (1929)
BILL JOHNSON
Online Video

Jazz music community with review and forums

"...it aint Hokum now....."

Nope. Sure as "L" aint.....hehe!


Thomas A. Dorsey Piano
Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxon Vocals
Bill Johnson Bass
unknown Vocal, Kazoo, Washboard
(THIS SONG IS PUBLIC DOMAIN!)

And this is not exactly a typical jug band song. Considering a piano is in the band (played by Thomas A. Dorsey himself) Apparently Johnson was much more than a little bass slapper in a short lived (?) jug band. I dont think anyone knows who the jug player here is. Is there even a jug played in the song? I hear it but,,,,no one is listed...Who the "L" knows.....But -I only included 1 photo of Johnson (not much else to find- no photos of the actual band available...etc etc ) but there is much more to learn about this man and a few of the people who played on this old cut. Bill Johnson lived to 100 years old. Interesting fact. Jaxon was a female imperonator in his vaudeville days so maybe thats why it sounds as if he is singing with a woman here...? He was a trip (READ more @ Wikipedia)
Just another oddity that I found and I grew fond of and ,,note,,,I did not get the song from the Red Hot & Jazz website. But to learn more about this little band and Bill Johnson ( and a few others here) please feel free to visit the links listed. THANKS for listening.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Manuel_Johnson (informative)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankie_Half_Pint_Jaxon (very interesting! He worked at the pentagon!! haha!)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_A._Dorsey (Awesome,,,as most people know)

http://www.redhotjazz.com/johnson.html

http://www.jazz.com/encyclopedia/johnson-bill-william-manuel

http://fakedukeellington.blogspot.com/2009/10/get-l-on-down-road.html ( a bit of info)



http://www.redhotjazz.com/ljug.html

http://www.redhotjazz.com/jaxon.html (Frankie "Half Pint" Jaxon-vocals)
Share this online video
Added by js more than 2 years ago

Shouts

Please login to post a shout
No shouts posted yet. Be the first member to do so above!

JMA TOP 5 Jazz ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Kind of Blue Cool Jazz
MILES DAVIS
Buy this album from our partners
A Love Supreme Post Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners
The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Progressive Big Band
CHARLES MINGUS
Buy this album from our partners
My Favorite Things Hard Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners

New Jazz Artists

New Jazz Releases

Three Nu Jazz
THE NECKS
Buy this album from MMA partners
Live and Unreleased Funk Jazz
THE BRECKER BROTHERS
Buy this album from MMA partners
All Rise Vocal Jazz
GREGORY PORTER
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Jazz Online Videos

Heliocentrics - Burning Wooden Ship
THE HELIOCENTRICS
snobb· 21 hours ago
Patterns in a Tunnel
ADAM BERENSON
js· 1 day ago
Christoph Beck Quartet - Still Tryin'
CHRISTOPH BECK
js· 2 days ago
More videos

New JMA Jazz Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Jazz News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Follow us