WEED SMOKER'S DREAM

Latest update on 06/03/2018

Artist: Harlem Hamfats
Author: Joe McCoy
Label: Decca
Year: 1936

Half New Orleans jazz, half Mississippi string band, with brothers Joe & Charlie McCoy. Written by Kansas Joe McCoy, the ex of Memphis Minnie. This early jump band was created by Chicago producer J. Mayo Williams, founding later successes for Louis Jordan's combo, who would soon make his first Decca recordings with Mayo.

Covers:

1941:

Lil Green [as Why Don't You Do Right; with Big Bill Broonzy on guitar]

1942:

Benny Goodman [vocal by Peggy Lee; Top 5 US; also in film Stage Door Canteen the year after]

1960:

Barbara Dane [with Art Hodges]

1961:

Julie London

1961:

Della Reese

1965:

Fats Domino

1978:

Alternative TV

1980s:

Viktor Lazlo

1988:

Amy Irving [voice of Jessica Rabbit in film Who Framed Roger Rabbit]

1989:

Backsliders [as Why Don't You Do Now?]

1991:

Big Joe Louis & His Blues Kings

1991:

Saffire

1992:

Kiri Te Kanawa

2008:

Eden Brent

2009:

Gramophonedzie [hit B & NL]

2010:

Carolina Chocolate Drops

2013:

Hugh Laurie

2018:

Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa [all as Why Don't You Do Right]

Harlem Hamfats, Lil Green, Kansas Joe, Memphis Minnie, Fats Domino, Viktor Lazlo, Big Joe, all names for a mob infested speakeasy, which in fact is what it's all about.

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