First big hit for a rhythm 'n blues combo. With Red Callender on bass. On the label of Joe's discoverer Leroy Hurtz (see also: I Wonder). Remake first for Exclusive, later for Specialty (in 1950). Bass part inspired by folksong Shortnin' Bread (see there). Honeydripper was the nickname of singer piano player Roosevelt Sykes, who cut a (different) Honeydripper in 1936, covered by Kokomo Arnold. As Edith North Johnson's piano player in '29, Roosevelt cut yet another Honey Dripper Blues. Honeydripper is slang for hyperpotency. See also: I Ain't Drunk.
Roosevelt Sykes [cover of this Honeydripper; his own 1936 recording is a different song (see note)]
Oscar McLollie & The Honeyjumps [as The Honey Jump; another Leon René production]
Jimmy Liggins [as Drunk]
Louis Jordan [as The Dripper]
Count Basie [vocal by Joe Turner]
Amos Garrett-Doug Sahm-Gene Taylor [as Drunk]
Buster Poindexter [idem]
Exclusive was the label owned by New Orleans bandleader & entrepreneur Leon René, author of a few R&B standards as Crawfishin' and Route 90 for Clarence Garlow (see there and see also: When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano).