MUSKRAT RAMBLE

Latest update on 03/01/2013

Artist: Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five
Author: Edward Kid Ory
Label: Okeh
Year: 1926

B-side of Heebie Jeebies. His first (double sided) smash under his own name. With composer Kid Ory on trombone; variation on his Room Rent Blues. Instrumental originally; lyrics (by Ray Gilbert) were added in 1950.

Covers:

1929:

Charley Patton [in Shake It And Break It (But Don't Let It Fall, Mama) and in '34 in Hang It On The Wall]

1929:

Benny Goodman's Boys [with Wingy Manone, Jimmy Dorsey and Glenn Miller]

1937:

Lionel Hampton

1939:

Roy Eldridge

1945:

Sidney Bechet

1946:

Jack Teagarden

1950:

Jimmy Dorsey

1950:

Rusty Draper

1950:

Dean Martin

1954:

McGuire Sisters

1956:

Butterflies [in Dutch as Dixieland]

1960:

Bing Crosby & Louis Armstrong

1961:

Freddy Cannon

1963:

Chet Atkins

1965:

Joe McDonald & Ed Denson [as I Feel Like I'm Fixin To Die Rag; limited edition only sold at anti Vietnam demonstrations]

1967:

Country Joe & The Fish [idem; march version on Vanguard]

1969:

Country Joe McDonald [idem; solo at Woodstock; that's when Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie Records first saw real money coming in; he was entitled to the publishing since he recorded that first elemental version]

1992:

Harry Connick Jr.

2003:

Original Tuxedo Jazz Band

Title I Feel Like I'm Fixin To Die Rag inspired by Bukka White's Fixin' To Die Blues ('40 - Columbia). Babette Ory, Kid's daughter, sued Country Joe in 2001, much too late and in vain.

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