Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five - Okeh 8261 (1925) Their First Release!

Gut Bucket Blues
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Yes! I'm In The Barrel
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Mama Blues - Two Great Versions!

Mama Blues by William McCoy - Columbia 15269 (1927)
(My children's favorite 78. Listen closely & you'll see why)

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Mama Blues by Salty Holmes & His Brown County Boys - Decca 46116 (1947)

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Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra - Okeh 8213 (1924)

As I Like It
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Baby Dear
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The Gladiolas - Excello 2101 (1957)

From wikipedia...

Little Darlin' was written by Maurice Williams with both melody and doo-wop accompaniment strongly emphasizing the clave rhythm. It was first recorded by Excello Records in January 1957 and quickly released as a rhythm-and-blues song by Williams's R&B group, The Gladiolas. The song is noted for its spoken recitation by the lead singer ("My Darlin' I need you...").

The Gladiolas, featuring Williams, were from Lancaster, South Carolina, where they had been together since high school. Their original version of the song was on the small Excello label. (Excello primarily recording "swamp blues" songs in Crowley, Louisiana.)

The Gladiolas song peaked at number 11 on the R&B charts in April 1957, but barely dented the hot 100. By 1959, Williams' group became "Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs" with the rock 'n roll- R&B hit Stay.

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