Posts Tagged ‘Jump Blues’

EVO’s Album Release Trailer

It’s finally here! Be the first to buy our debut album at the Red Brick Café Album Release Party! Get there early to secure good seats. Here is the trailer for our debut album, “Last Chance To Dance.” We’ll start selling the CDs and Vinyl Albums in September, 2017. It shows footage from the band…

Choo Choo Ch’Boogie

The song “Choo Choo Ch’Boogie” is one of the first songs that Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra learned.  It’s a shuffle and for me it epitomized “Jump Blues” from the late forties.  In fact the recording by ”Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five” was on the R&B charts for 18 weeks in 1948.  I loved the song…

Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry passed away this week. He was 90 years old. I had heard of Chuck Berry, like a lot of my generation, through the Beatles and the Rolling Stones’ covers. I first saw Chuck perform at my very first rock festival called “Pop 69” at Toronto’s Varsity Stadium in 1969.   I had never…

Last Chance to Dance – Live Video

Matty of Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra

We have started adding original songs to our set list, and we’ve recorded a video of one of Matty’s called “Last Chance to Dance”. It should be out in the spring. Here is the song during our latest performance at the Red Brick Cafe. Below is Matty’s comment on how the song grew. “This Could…

Atlantic Rhythm and Blues 1947 1974 Collection

Many years ago, I separately purchased individual volumes of the Atlantic Rhythm and Blues 1947 – 1974 Collection.  I likely started with Volumes 5 and 6.  Growing up in the 60s, the CDs included soul and R& B songs I was familiar with from my teenage years: The Drifters: Up on the Roof, On Broadway,…

Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby?

Is you is or is you ain't my Baby

One of the first songs we learned when we got together as the Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra (EVO) was the song “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby”. It’s a 1944 Louis Jordan song that appears to have gained top ten status on the pop, country and R&B charts. Wikipedia notes that Louis Jordan’s…

If Silence Was Golden, You Wouldn't Raise a Dime – The Music of Mose Allison

Mose Allison

This past week the Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra added the song “Deed I Do” to our set list.  It’s a 1926 jazz standard written by Fred Rose and Walter Hirsch.  I should note here that Fred Rose also wrote “Roly Poly”, recorded by Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys and “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain”…

The first time I got high, I was 8 years old.

Matty got turned on to music listening to these Rock Revival Greats

After my mother had showed me how to put on an LP, I stumbled across a bold yellow and red record jacket with a photo of an old looking machine on the front (a jukebox). The record looked like a McDonald’s commercial to me, and had no ugly people on it, so I thought I’d…

Check out our latest blog about one of our key influences, Louis Jordan!

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As this is my fourth post, I think it’s time I spoke about Louis Jordan.  I mentioned his “Saturday Night Fish Fry” in my last post as an example of humor in songs.  The Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra plays about three or four songs that he popularized in the 1940s.  In Ken Burns’ documentary on Jazz,…