Label: CBS - 88630 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Compilation, Reissue, Mono Gatefold • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Blues •
Junker Blues is a piano blues song first recorded in by Champion Jack Dupree. The song was written sometime in the s Why I Died Wide Eyed - Various - Screams From Across The Ocean Willie Hallknown as "Drive 'em Down" Hall, a blues and boogie-woogie pianist from New Orleans.
Hall never recorded nor received credit for Vol. 2 song. Ina different version of this song, Junker's Blues, penned by Dupree himself, and which focuses on the allure of hard drugs. Fats Domino attracted Junker Blues - Various - The Story Of The Blues attention to the song Junker Blues by varying the tune, changing the lyrics and calling it " The Fat Man ".
The song, an example of early rock and rollfeatures a rolling piano with Domino doing " wah-wah " vocalizing over a fat back beat. The recording sold over a million copies,  and is widely regarded as the first rock and roll record to do so. According to some sources, the original version, Junker Blues, served as a template for the song, " Junco Partner ". Other sources however claim that " Junco Partner " was the 'national anthem' of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola ; and that with each inmate being required, as a rite of passage, to contribute, there are more than 3, verses to " Junco Partner " .
Smiley Lewis 's "Tee-Nah-Nah" was yet another close copy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Junker's Blues. Retrieved Vol. 2 December Archived from the original on Joop's Musical Flowers. Retrieved 16 September Da Capo Press. Pelican Publishing. Rough Guides; 1 edition. John ". Categories : Blues songs Okeh Records singles.
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