BILL DOGGETT Lionel Hampton Presents Bill Doggett 1977 256+ VBR LAME mp3 Vinyl rip & scans from Who's Who In Jazz WWLP21002
Dig The Thing
Here's a little-known funk-flavoured set by one of the architects of Rock 'n' Roll, Bill Doggett. Famous for penning Honky Tonk, one of the first (and most influential) R'n'R instrumentals from the formative years when R&B and jump blues were morphing into rock, he worked that sucker to death the rest of his career and churned out a new version every couple of years to update it in the current pop musical idiom. One of the earliest proponents of the organ as well, a legion of articles on the man already exist but I'll direct you to excellent write-ups via the Be Bop Wino and bravo juju links below as well as the ever-insightful Funky16Corners.
According to the IAJO, this one might be a reissue of an album from the Tobacco Road label called I Wish You Love since it has the exact same line up - or vice versa. Lionel Hampton has 3 or 4 issues of a record by that name as well but couldn't find much reference to the LP under Doggett's name elsewhere, so I've left it off the discography until the claim is corroborated.
Hampton was big on using unknown cats throughout his career (probably due to the way he got his first big break back in the day) so the rhythm section here is composed of players with little bio info available. The exception is Sam Turner, who played conga for Hamp and other giants over a 30 year span. The horn players are familiar names, especially to readers of this blog who'll recognise Charles Williams due to his LPs on Mainstream records which have appeared at our sister site, the shad shack.
1 Bill's Honky Tonk 2 Pots A Cookin' 3 I Wish You Love 4 Dig The Thing 5 Dug's Pad 6 Midnight Sun 7 Flying Home 8 Charlie's Alley
Bonus Tracks in DL: Honky Tonk/Honky Tonk Popcorn 7" on James Browns' People c/o45digs The Way You Make Me Honky Tonk mash-up of Doggett and MJ c/oVoicedude
1955 Christmas Songsat A Christmas Yuleblog 1955 His Organ and Combo 1955 His Organ and Combo, Vol. 2 1956 Dame Dreaming at EasyMusic 1956 Everybody Dance to the Honky Tonk 1956 Sentimentally Your's 1957 The Doggett Beat For Dancing Feet at Be Bop Wino 1957 Hot Doggett at Be Bop Wino 1957 Moondust 1958 A Salute to Ellington 1958 As You Desire Me 1958 Candle Glow 1958 Dance Awhile With Doggett at Be Bop Wino 1959 Big City Dance Party 1959 12 Songs of Christmas at A Christmas Yuleblog 1959 For Reminiscent Lovers, Romantic Songs 1959 High and Wide 1959 Hold It 1959 On Tour 1959 Swingin' Easy 1960 3,046 People Danced 'til 4 A.M. at thehookandsling 1960 Back Again with More Bill Doggett 1960 Bonanaza of 24 Songs 1961 Band with the Beat 1961 The Many Moods of Bill Doggett at Schadenfreudian Therapy 1962 Bill Doggett Swings 1962 Oops! 1962 Prelude To The Blues 1963 Fingertips 1963 Impressions 1963 Plays American Songs in the Bossa Nova Style 1963 Prelude to the Blues 1965 Wow! at bravo juju 1966 Honky Tonk a la Mod 1967 Honky Tonk Harmony 1969 Honky Tonk Popcorn 1970 The Nearness of You 1977 Lionel Hampton Presents Bill Doggett at Soundological 1978 Midnight Slows Vol 9 1978 Midnight Slows Vol 10 1980 Mister Honky Tonk 1991 The Right Choice After Hours 1994 I Don't Know Much About Love 1995 Bluesiana Hurricane