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Artist:Bill Doggett
Label:  King
Country:USA
Catalogue:45-4950
Date:Jul 1956
Format:7"
Collection:  I Own It     I Want It 
Community:34 Own
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TrackArtistTitleComposerProducerRating
ABill DoggettHonky Tonk (Part 1)Doggett, Shepherd, Scott, Butler9.0  Rate
BBill DoggettHonky Tonk (Part 2)Doggett, Shepherd, Scott, Butler10.0  Rate


Notes

BB r&b no. 1 for 13 wks.

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mickey rat
18th Aug 2012
 The grandaddy of all rock & roll instrumentals, a huge American hit at the time on both the R&B and pop charts, influencing an awful lot of people, most notably Bill Black's Combo. Still sounds good today, at least to me. Organist Doggett contented himself with fleshing out the rhythm so guitarist Billy Butler could stretch out. And if you like tenor sax, Clifford Scott takes over on part 2. I imagine this got a lot of jukebox play in America at the time. Listen to part 2 at:

 

 
Juke Jules
18th Aug 2012
 
Much recorded number for Doggett
Vocal version on King
James Brown - produced Funky version on King 45-6239
 


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Linked Releases

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UK - Parlophone - 1957

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