THAT'S THE BLUES, OLD MAN

Latest update on 18/11/2014

Artist: Johnny Hodges Orch.
Author: Johnny Hodges
Label: Bluebird
Year: 1941

Recorded during a small combo session in Chicago with Cootie Williams (trumpet), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Johnny Hodges (alt sax), Harry Carney (bariton sax), Duke Ellington (piano), Jimmie Blanton (bass) and Sonny Greer (drums).

Covers:

1946:

Duke Ellington Orch. [same riff in Happy Go Lucky Local, Part 2, part of his Deep South Suite for Musicraft; it's about a train moving along through the south (there's the train connection)]

1952:

Jimmy Forrest [the riff in Night Train, n°1 R&B; Jimmy was part of Duke's orchestra in the late '40s]

1952:

Buddy Morrow [idem]

1952:

Wynonie Harris [idem]

1953:

Little Junior Parker [idem]

1956:

Louis Prima [instrumental striptease classic]

1960:

Viscounts

1960:

Ames Brothers

1961:

Richard Hayman

1961:

James Brown

1964:

Bill Doggett

1964:

Ventures

1964:

John Mayall [in medley with Lucille]

1964:

Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames

1964:

Sammy Kaye

1983:

Heartfixers

1983:

Big Jay McNeely

1988:

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

1991:

World Saxophone Quartet

1994:

Guy Forsyth

1997:

Big Jack Johnson [all as Night Train]

Ellington and even Johnny Hodges were too much of a gentleman to sue an ex band member, while they had all the reason to do so: the Night Train riff was duplicated note for note without proper credits.

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