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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Companions of Fats Domino

just because, well it IS Saturday!


On this day in music history: October 27, 1956 - “Ain’t Got No Home” by Clarence “Frogman” Henry is released. Written by Clarence Henry, it is the debut single and first hit for the New Orleans, LA born singer and pianist. Issued on Chess Records’ Argo imprint, the song quickly establishes Henry’s music career, and make him a staple of the Bourbon Street strip in his hometown. The rock & roll classic peaks at #3 on the Billboard Rhythm & Blues chart and #20 on the Best Sellers chart in January of 1957. “Ain’t Got No Home” become a pop cultural touchstone, later being featured in several films including “Diner”, “The Lost Boys” and “Casino”, and has been covered by numerous artists over the years including a version by The Band.

See what I mean . . . . . . . .just because it's Saturday here's one that encapsulates the Nawleans Novelty record that they did so well [Rockin' Pneumonia and The Boogie Woogie Flu anyone?] and Clarence was no exception but a R 'n' B artist and then some 

thanks to the most excellent Jeff Harris' blog 'Behind The Grooves  On this day in Music History

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