That's Right!

by Brad Kay

Yea, Andrew, that Brunswick "Shake That Thing" and especially "Too Bad" from the same time are also in Go To Hell mode, with Lyman's guys totally sustaining their hotness. By 1926, this wasn't so unusual any more on records, what with a closely competitive "Too Bad" by King Oliver on Vocalion.

But in September of 1922, it WAS unusual. "Those Longing For You, Blues" is a total outlier, a record without which, we would scarcely have a clue about just HOW hot bands could play then. If Lyman was lighting the fuse in distant L. A., you can bet scores of other bands were doing the same thing at the same time.

-Brad Kay

Posted on Jun 18, 2017, 9:49 AM

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