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Hoosier Hot Shots – “Everybody Stomp” – [Proper Records]

Naysayer   4/15/2017   CD, Jazz

Hoosier Hot Shots ??? ???Everybody Stomp/Hot Lips??? ??? [Proper Records]

The Hoosier Hot Shots were a four piece swing, jazz, corn pone, hillbilly country outfit from Indiana. Steeped in the tradition of vaudeville, the group took parts of the U.S. by storm with their weekly radio broadcasts, their stage presence, their prolific recording career and their continued appearance in Hollywood westerns. This collection, ???Everybody Stomp??? is a 4 CD set of 100 Hoosier Hot Shot delights. The guys were multi-instrumentalists, playing a variety of brass instruments as well as guitar, string bass (various), clarinet and some unique handmade instruments including the Zither and the Wabash Washboard. It consisted of a corrugated sheet metal washboard on a metal stand with various noisemakers attached, including bells and a multi-octave range of squeeze-type bicycle horns???. Also, slide whistles are in most numbers. The Hoosiers selected many standards and familiar songs of the time to cover with a jaunty, silly twist. Vocals include conversation between the musicians, with some of the singers using this high pitched kind of hillbilly accent. And don???t forget the penny whistles. Once beyond the goofiness, though, take a listen to the amazing musicianship between the members. It???s quite impressive. A fun addition, fitting many of the styles of our station???s shows.

you heard it 18 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 237 days ago, Lucky Jae played It Ain't Nobody's Biz'ness What I Do
  • 240 days ago, Kimbrosia played That's Where I Meet My Girl
  • 240 days ago, Kimbrosia played Way Down In Arkansas
  • 250 days ago, Bully Demise played The Guy Who Stole My Wife
  • 915 days ago, Dusty Rhodes played Ida (sweet As Apple Cider)
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