Floyd McDaniel & The Blues Swingers - Let Your Hair Down Delmark DE-671

Guitarist/ vocalist Floyd McDaniel has been playing for over half a century in an urban hipster's world of jump and jive, of rug cutters, geets and flivvers, all cited in the lyrics of his recordings. Its resources are T-Bone Walker - influenced blues, jazz of every variety with a Charlie Christian shadow, hokum, stage evues, wasboard bands, a long run with the Ink Spots and success in the 1940s and 1950 with the Blazes on United Records. Recently he's been involved with the Blues Swingers, a hard - swinging R&B band led by tenor saxist/arranger Dave Clark with four horns up front and a rhythm section kicked by veteran drummers Kansas Fields (records with Bechet, Mezzrow, BG, Condon, Byas, Bird, etc.) or Hindu Hendersen, a startling if belated discovery. Floyds played the Michigan Ave. bridge, mob joints, the Cotton Club, the '33 World's Fair, the Apollo and now - your CD player.

Song List:
1. Raggedy Ride
2. Blue Mood
3. Mary Jo
4. Strange Things Happening
5. It Don't Mean A Thing
6. I Want A Little Girl
7. St. Louis Blues
8. God Bless The Child
9. Sent For You Yesterday
10. R.M. Blues
11. Christopher Columbus
12. West Side Baby
13. Beale Street Baby
14. Let Your Hair Down
15. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
16. Why's Life Got To Be This Way
17. Caldonia

Floyd McDaniel is also featured on West Side Baby, and with the Four Blazes on Mary Joe.


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MCDANIEL, FLOYD / LET YOUR HAIR DOWN! -CD *DELMARK
Blues JZ-VO CD DELMARK 671

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MCDANIEL, FLOYD / LET YOUR HAIR DOWN -Cassette
Blues Cassette DELMARK 671- Cassette Tape

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