Ohh Ooh can I play??? Sorry I'm late to the party folks. See, my folks were both from the south, Dad was from rural Georgia, mom was from rural North Carolina. One thing about Dad was he loved his music, mostly Gut Bucket Blues on 78's that sounded more like bacon than music but through him and these records I learned about Louis Jordan and his Tympani 5, Big Maybelle, Sun House and strangely enough Carl Perkins. He loved to listen to Carl's version of "Blue Suede Shoes" on an old Atlantic lable 78. etc.... Mom was about 18 years his Junior from her I learned about "Big" Joe Turner, Sam Cooke, Ray Charles and a very young Harry Bellafonte (Matilda she take me money and run Venezuela). So as a result I came to the music of my own era kind of late. I've always been kind of dawdling in the past. I love road house and gut bucket up tempo blues, I like a Texas two step and some Texas Swing. I thank god for Achmed Ertegun every day and when I'm laid to rest I want the Church dancin' to Tommy Ridgely's "Jam Up". This thread is a wonderful waste (not really) of time during the work day. Thanks for starting it.