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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

100 Records That Shook The World - #99

Choo Choo Ch'Boogie

You reach your destination, but alas and alack! / You need some compensation to get back in the black
You take your morning paper from the top of the stack / And read the situation from the front to the back
The only job that's open needs a man with a knack / So put it right back in the rack, Jack!

Such were the sentiments of many returning home from WW2. Add that to the rhythm that defined what became known as Jump Blues, the great voice of Louis Jordan, backed up by his band the Tympany Five, and you have a monster hit on your hands. In 1946 this song reached #1 on what was called the 'Most-Played Jukebox Race Records' chart by Billboard. The song was written by the same white hillbilly music writers that penned 'Mockingbird Hill' and produced by Milt Gabler, who co-wrote the song and went on to produce Bill Haley's 'Rock Around The Clock'. Haley then recorded his own version of the song for his 'Rock'n'Roll Stage Show.' Enjoy!

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