1950

PAGE BOY SHUFFLE * JOE THOMAS (ACTUALLY TODD RHODES & HIS TODDLERS) * KING * JA

Recorded in February 1950 and originally released in the US on King 4299 backed with Teardrops, seen here on this Jamaican 'boot' it is confirmation (if any were needed) of the type of  earthy Jump Blues saxophone lead instrumentals that were favored by DJs and dancers in Jamaica in the 1950s. 

Although the record was credited, on both the US and Jamaican release, to Joe Thomas; who had been the featured saxophonist and vocalist with The Jimmy Lunceford orchestra and with The Eddie Wilcox band in the1940s before recording under his own name, his first for King was the superb vocal Lavender Coffin King 4296, it was in fact recorded by Todd Rhodes and His Toddlers.


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