Howard Armstrong – Chinatown – YouTube

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This is a different version than is on the CD. Howard Armstrong is playing mandolin here instead of fiddle. For those who don’t know Howard Armstrong was one of the great musical geniuses of America. He spoke a half a dozen languages. He was a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and instrumentalists. His band, Bogen, Martin and the Armstrongs was rediscovered by Steve …

Flat Feet Floogie – Slim and Slam

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This song,  written by Bulee  “Slim” Gaillard, Leroy “Slam” Stewart and Bud Green is played here by Slim and Slam. It is one of my favorite songs of all time.  Slim plays guitar, vibes and sings, and Slam plays the bass and sings.  Slam had a unique (at the time) style where he would play the bass with a bow and harmonized …