OH, DIDN'T HE RAMBLE

Latest update on 11/12/2018

Artist: Arthur Collins
Author: Will Handy
Label: Edison Gold
Year: 1902

Derived from a fronteer favorite about fertility symbol The Ram Of The Derby, an English ballad popular with soldiers at the birth of the American nation. Became a New Orleans jazz funeral standard. Once the body buried, the Grand Marshall turns his sash (from dark to colourful), the snare drummer removes the muffling handkerchief from his tom, rolls the drum loudly and the whole band starts to play Didn't He Ramble. Jazz literally rose from the death.

Covers:

1902:

Don Quinn

1929:

Charlie Poole [as He Rambled; he also recorded Arthur Collins's Moving Day (as It's Moving Day)]

1931:

Fiddlin' John Carson

1939:

Jelly Roll Morton

1940:

Sidney Bechet

1942:

George Lewis

1942:

Louis Armstrong

1944:

Kid Ory

1955:

Max Collie

1955:

Teddy Buckner [in film Pete Kelly's Blues]

1956:

Kossoy Sisters with Erik Darling [as The Darby Ram]

1961:

Judy Hart [Judy Henske produced by Jack Nitzsche]

1961:

Pete Fountain

1992:

Dr. John

1992:

Harry Connick Jr.

1999:

Debby McClatchy [as Charlie Poole's Ramble]

2009:

Loudon Wainwright III [on High, Wide & Handsome - The Charlie Poole Project]

In New Orleans death is considered as a relief, birth as a burden.

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