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Roots and Rhythms

Roots and Rhythms
Wednesday October 11th, 2017 with Retro Renny
Sibling rivalry jump blues style: Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers versus Jimmy Liggins & His Drops Of Joy.

Jump blues combo Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers had a string of hits in the postwar years. Joe also had a younger brother whose band, Jimmy Liggins & His Drops Of Joy, also recorded on Joe's label, Specialty Records. Tonight they go toe-to-toe, tune for tune, song for song, to battle it out.
Shuffle Shuck
JIMMY LIGGINS & HIS DROPS OF JOY - Jimmy Liggins And His Drops Of Joy - '50 Specialty Records/ '90 Ace Records
Dripper's Boogie, Part 2
JOE LIGGINS & HIS HONEYDRIPPERS - Roll 'Em: Boogiology - '46 Exclusive Records/'13 Proper Records
NIte Life Boogie
JIMMY LIGGINS & HIS DROPS OF JOY - Jimmy Liggins And His Drops Of Joy - '47 Specialty Records/'90 Ace Records
Shuffle Boogie Blues
JOE LIGGINS & HIS HONEYDRIPPERS - Joe Liggins And His Honeydrippers - '51 Specialty, unissued/'90 Ace Records
Drunk
JIMMY LIGGINS & HIS 3-D MUSIC - The Specialty Story - '53 Specialty Records/'94 Specialty Records/Fantasy Inc.
Pink Champagne
JOE LIGGINS & HIS HONEYDRIPPERS - Blues Masters, Vol. 14: More Jump Blues - '50 Specialty Records/ '90 Ace Records
I Ain't Drunk
JIMMY LIGGINS - Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' - '53 Aladdin Records/'96 Capitol Records
Whiskey, Gin & Wine
JOE LIGGINS & HIS HONEYDRIPPERS - Joe Liggins And His Honeydrippers - '51 Specialty Records/'90 Ace Records
Careful Love
JIMMY LIGGINS & HIS DROPS OF JOY - Jimmy Liggins And His Drops Of Joy - '47 Specialty Records/'90 Ace Records
The Honeydripper
JOE LIGGINS & HIS HONEYDRIPPERS - The Specialty Story - '50 Specialty Records/'94 Specialty Records/Fantasy Inc.
Cadillac Boogie
JIMMY LIGGINS & HIS DROPS OF JOY - Jimmy Liggins And His Drops Of Joy - '47 Specialty Records/'90 Ace Records
Rag Mop
JOE LIGGINS & HIS HONEYDRIPPERS - The Specialty Story - '50 Specialty Records/'94 Specialty Records/Fantasy Inc.
Saturday Night Boogie Woogie Man
JIMMY LIGGINS & HIS DROPS OF JOY - Jimmy Liggins And His Drops Of Joy - '50 Specialty Records/ '90 Ace Records
Rhythm In The Barnyard
JOE LIGGINS & HIS HONEYDRIPPERS - Joe Liggins And His Honeydrippers - '50 Specialty Records/ '90 Ace Records
Boogie Woogie King
JIMMY LIGGINS - Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' - '54 Aladdin Records/'96 Capitol Records
Going Back To New Orleans
JOE LIGGINS & HIS HONEYDRIPPERS - Joe Liggins And His Honeydrippers - '50 Specialty Records/ '90 Ace Records
The Flying Dutchman
JOE LIGGINS & HIS HONEYDRIPPERS - Joe Liggins And His Honeydrippers - '51 Specialty, unissued/'90 Ace Records
No More Alcohol
JIMMY LIGGINS - Jumpin' Like Mad: Cool Cats & Hip Chicks Non-Stop Dancin' - '54 Aladdin Records/'96 Capitol Records
Interactive CKCU
Renny G (host)
Welcome to the show. Jump blues tonight.

8:05 PM, October 11th, 2017
Renny G (host)
Tough audience....

8:16 PM, October 11th, 2017
IanJ
Cool theme. Not sure who's gonna come out on top after this fight.

8:27 PM, October 11th, 2017
Renny G (host)
Jimmy, he was a boxer.

8:30 PM, October 11th, 2017
IanJ
What did Joe do?

8:33 PM, October 11th, 2017
Renny G (host)
He was an erudite band leader, he took music theory at school and worked as an arranger in a club for years.

8:35 PM, October 11th, 2017
Renny G (host)
Apparently Jimmy was a brute in comparison.

8:36 PM, October 11th, 2017
Renny G (host)
If one of the Drops screwed up, he'd take them out back and mess them up and they wouldn't screw up again.

8:38 PM, October 11th, 2017
IanJ
Rule with an iron fist!

8:41 PM, October 11th, 2017
Renny G (host)
He went through four bands in three years.

8:48 PM, October 11th, 2017
IanJ
Quite a contrast to the joyful music.

8:50 PM, October 11th, 2017
IanJ
Great show, Rennie. Thanks!

8:57 PM, October 11th, 2017