Pony Parthian

Tonight’s Party is brought to you by Unitary Moonbat, who came up with this pun:

where tonight we’ll take a last look – a Parthian shot, if you will – at the recent history of Iran.  


So, in honor of the Unitary Moonbat a little look back at a lesser known singer.

I first heard of Ella Mae Morse when I was getting into Boogie Woogie Piano and listened to some Freddie Slack.



by the way, the EMM  entry mentions Nick Tosches.  Amazing stuff. Highly recommended  The fiction book In the Hand of Dante is kinda pedantic, well no, it’s EXTREMELY pedantic, but amazing nonetheless.  My favorite is probably Where Dead Voices Gather


A tribute to Ella Mae


Cow Cow Boogie was her first big hit, but I don’t care for it, so I’m not going to link to it.  It may have been named for Cow Cow Davenport   http://www.redhotjazz.com/cowc…

who could really bang the ivories, and his Cow Cow Blues  has nothing to do with cows.


His other classic is State Street Jive

Also, ya gotta love this:

Davenport learned to play piano and organ in his father’s church from his mother who was the organist and it looked like he was going to follow in the family footsteps until he was expelled from the Alabama Theological Seminary in 1911 for playing Ragtime at a church function.

Back to Ella Mae

I like this one.  Can’t really say why, it’s kinda schlocky too.  Oh well.

House of Blue Lights w/jive

You may tip Ella Mae, but do not recommend this Pony Party.

There are many excellent Earth Day Essays, along with other great work on the Front Page, read one or two if you haven’t already, then feel free to come back and boogie.

On a side note, I was given  the secret Turing Test code, but ya’know, fuck it, who cares.

George Thorogood did a cover of House of Blue Lights


I learned the tune, and then I usually go right into a more up-tempo version of this:

which I already knew, and one day I realized they were pretty similar tunes.

Pig Foot Pete

The snarky tribute to Jimmy Rushing.  This is just a guess, but it may be the only song with the word avoirdupois in the lyrics.  Someone should research that.

Mr. Five by Five

No Love, No Nuthin

Get Off It and Go


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    • nocatz on April 23, 2008 at 00:26

    Ghost Catchers

    Starring Olsen and Johnson


  1. but will be back shortly and be ready to get down and boogie!!

  2. a great player in the  blues boogie piano style who is at least ninety and still doing a bit of touring……

    Somebody needs to write a “calico boogie”…..

    • brobin on April 23, 2008 at 01:04

    but I just LOVE George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers.

    George plays the meanest slide guitar since Jonny Winter.

    Great videos, nocatz.

    • 3card on April 23, 2008 at 01:40

    If the Flyers stink up the ice like last night I’ll be singing a blues duet with 73V.  Sorry about the Bruins UC.

    • nocatz on April 23, 2008 at 03:04

    okay, this is NOT funny


    • kj on April 23, 2008 at 03:23

    where’s my girlfriend?   sniff!

  3. i thought i could go through and give out ponies, but too many comments!!!

    love you all…  

    • nocatz on April 23, 2008 at 06:53

    back after a late supper..anything happen while I was gone?  No? Good. gnight.

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