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Roots and Rhythms

Roots and Rhythms
Sunday December 13th, 2020 with Retro Renny
"Tubby Fats Original All Star Downtown Syncopated Big Rock Jug Band" better know as THE ORIGINAL SLOTH BAND was Toronto's best jug band/string band. Expect old-timey jazz, hokum, blues country, gospel & fun.

Rhythm King (A Coon & Saunders Night Hawks song)
THE ORIGINAL SLOTH BAND - Whoopie After Midnight - 1973 Troubadour Records Canadian
Mandolin King Rag
THE ORIGINAL SLOTH BAND - Whoopie After Midnight - 1973 Troubadour Records Canadian
Heaven (Red Allen & The Kentuckians)
THE ORIGINAL SLOTH BAND - Whoopie After Midnight - 1973 Troubadour Records Canadian
Get A Job (The Silhouettes)
THE ORIGINAL SLOTH BAND - Whoopie After Midnight - 1973 Troubadour Records Canadian
He's Coming In Glory (Fred Price, Clint Howard, Doc Watson)
THE ORIGINAL SLOTH BAND - Whoopie After Midnight - 1973 Troubadour Records Canadian
I'm A Vulture (For Horticulture) (Jimmy Durante)
THE ORIGINAL SLOTH BAND - Whoopie After Midnight - 1973 Troubadour Records Canadian
The New Heart Break Blues (Gus Cannon's Jug Band)
THE ORIGINAL SLOTH BAND - Whoopie After Midnight - 1973 Troubadour Records Canadian
Buddha's Got The Blues
THE ORIGINAL SLOTH BAND - Whoopie After Midnight - 1973 Troubadour Records Canadian
How Long Blues (Frankie "Half Pint" Jaxon)
THE ORIGINAL SLOTH BAND - Whoopie After Midnight - 1973 Troubadour Records Canadian
(I Just Want To Be) Horizontal (Pat Flowers & His Rhythm)
THE ORIGINAL SLOTH BAND - Whoopie After Midnight - 1973 Troubadour Records Canadian
Temperance Reel (Chet Parker)
THE ORIGINAL SLOTH BAND - Whoopie After Midnight - 1973 Troubadour Records Canadian
Memphis Shakedown (Memphis Jug Band)
THE ORIGINAL SLOTH BAND - Hustlin' & Bustlin' - 1976 Posterity/Woodshed Records Canadian
Tight Like That (Tampa Red's Hokum Jug Band featuring Frankie "Half Pint" Jaxon)
THE ORIGINAL SLOTH BAND - Hustlin' & Bustlin' - 1976 Posterity/Woodshed Records Canadian
Gimme A Pigfoot (And A Bottle Of Beer) (Bessie Smith)
THE ORIGINAL SLOTH BAND - Hustlin' & Bustlin' - 1976 Posterity/Woodshed Records Canadian
Diga Diga Doo (Duke Ellington's Cotton Club Orchestra)
THE ORIGINAL SLOTH BAND - Hustlin' & Bustlin' - 1976 Posterity/Woodshed Records Canadian
Papa De Da Da (Clarence Williams & His Orchestra)
THE ORIGINAL SLOTH BAND - Hustlin' & Bustlin' - 1976 Posterity/Woodshed Records Canadian
Honeysuckle Rose (Fats Waller & Andy Razaff)
THE ORIGINAL SLOTH BAND - Hustlin' & Bustlin' - 1976 Posterity/Woodshed Records Canadian
Little Black Train (The Reverend Robert Ballinger)
THE ORIGINAL SLOTH BAND - Hustlin' & Bustlin' - 1976 Posterity/Woodshed Records Canadian
Cheek To Cheek (Irving Berlin)
THE ORIGINAL SLOTH BAND - Hustlin' & Bustlin' - 1976 Posterity/Woodshed Records Canadian
Shout Baby Shout (Yank Rachell's Tennessee Jug Busters)
THE ORIGINAL SLOTH BAND - Hustlin' & Bustlin' - 1976 Posterity/Woodshed Records Canadian
West Indies Blues (Fletcher Henderson Orchestra with Clara Smith)
THE ORIGINAL SLOTH BAND - Hustlin' & Bustlin' - 1976 Posterity/Woodshed Records Canadian
p.s. Muskrat Ramble (Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five)
THE ORIGINAL SLOTH BAND - Hustlin' & Bustlin' - 1976 Posterity/Woodshed Records Canadian
Both Original Sloth Band albums "Whoopee After Midnight" and "Hustlin' & Bustlin'" can be downloaded for a reasonable price from Ken Whitely's website at https://www.kenwhiteley.com/product-category/the-original-sloth-band/
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Renny G (host)
Hello...tonight some mighty fine hokum from Hogtown.

8:02 PM, December 13th, 2020
Renny G (host)
I listed the bands that did the versions that most inspired the Original Sloth Band. The song "Heaven|" is a bit of a bluegrass standard.

8:07 PM, December 13th, 2020
Renny G (host)
Ben Mink was the fiddler on "Hustlin' & Bustlin'"

8:29 PM, December 13th, 2020
hillbilly
Great stuff! Used to smoke up with Chris Whiteley at the Zanzibar when he played with Mary de Keyzer and Melody Ranch...and Brunswick Tavern ... great days! Thanks!

8:33 PM, December 13th, 2020
Renny G (host)
Tampa Red & Georgia Tom played together as the Hokum Boys and as Tampa Red's Hokum Jug Band. They were so popular for their sex laden songs that dirty blues became known as Hokum. Georgia Tom went on to be the most influential and prolific African American gospel writer in history as Thomas A. Dorsey. I love the paradoxes in old music.

8:34 PM, December 13th, 2020
Renny G (host)
Thanks for listening ya ol' Hogtown hillbilly!

8:35 PM, December 13th, 2020
Renny G (host)
The Original Sloth Band were from the sleepy, steamy swamplands of North York.

8:43 PM, December 13th, 2020
hb
yup. Mel Lastman country! headin north on yonge past Hog's Hollow and passin under the 401...squaresville, Man!

9:02 PM, December 13th, 2020
PaulS
love it. Thanks for digging into this for us all

10:29 PM, December 13th, 2020
PaulS
right up there with the Crazy Rhythm Daddies in terms of CanCon string band funtimes.

10:31 PM, December 13th, 2020