IT'S TIGHT LIKE THAT

Latest update on 25/02/2013

Artist: Tampa Red's Hokum Jug Band
Author: Thomas Dorsey/Hudson Whittaker
Label: Vocalion
Year: 1928

With Georgia Tom, alias Thomas Dorsey, the famous future gospel composer. Barrelhouse classic. Melody similar to Papa Charlie's Shake That Thing (see there); the title comes from Blind Blake's Too Tight.

Covers:

1928:

1928:

Walter Barnes

1928:

Louis Armstrong

1928:

Clara Smith

1928:

McKinney's Cotton Pickers

1930:

Mississippi Sheiks [answer song as Loose Like That]

1936:

Tune Wranglers

1939:

Coleman Hawkins

2004:

Asylum Street Spankers

See also: It Hurts Me Too.

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