Tuesday, April 17, 2007

78s fRom HeLL: Erskine Butterfield and his Blue Boys - Foo-Gee



















Erskine Butterfield was an East Coast pioneer of the cocktail piano, with his earlier efforts being more rooted in Boogie-Woogie and Jazz.

Full of fine and mellow hep-cat lingo, it looks like his song 'Foo-Gee' was first recorded around 1941, with a successful cover version by the Ink Spots following soon after.

Listen to: Erskine Butterfield and his Blue Boys - Foo-Gee (click for audio)

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