Joe liggins & his honeydrippers drippers' boogie part 1 / drippers' boogie part 2


1950 began as Rupe was in negotiations with Leon Rene for the purpose of purchasing the Exclusive masters many of them featuring Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers. Specialty records #350 is Liggins R & B version of the pop and country hit song "Rag Mop" and it is a good debut for Liggins as the record is a hit seller. His arrangement of the song is covered by Lionel Hampton for Decca. Joe Liggins and his band play a number of "Rag Mop" dances in . In March the second release on Specialty, #355 by Joe Liggins hits the street and again it is a big seller. "Pink Champagne" and "Sentimental Love" in fact are a huge hit across the country, almost as big as "The Honeydripper". The band now features James Jackson Jr. and Willis Jackson on tenors and drummer Peppy Prince. Liggins and his band are set for a three month tour of the South with Camille Howard & Her Trio, Little Willie Littlefield, and Jimmy Witherspoon. Liggins drummer Peppy Prince steps out with his own group The Sugarmen and records "Sugar Man" (parts one and two) for Selective Records. Maxwell Davis, ace session tenor sax player sits in on a recording session for Specialty. Art Rupe decodes to have Liggins re-record his two biggest hits of the mid forties, "The Honeydripper" and "I've Got A Right To Cry" on Specialty #338. The huge hit record of "Pink Champagne" results in the record being heavily bootlegged in Los Angeles. July finds the Liggins unit in Chicago at The Pershing Ballroom. In August the rollicking two parter "Rhythm In The Barnyard" is released on #368. Liggins makes his first appearance in . since "Pink Champagne" became a national hit. He is teamed with Amos Milburn at a show hosted by dj George Oxford in Oakland that draws more than six thousand plus many more turned away. After a Southern tour to promote his latest recordings, Liggins hits the Big Apple and plays a week at the Apollo Theater. He goes back to the coast to end the year and Specialty releases #379 - "Little Joe's Boogie" and "Daddy On My Mind" with vocal by Candy Rivers, his first record on 45rpm.


Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers Drippers' Boogie Part 1 / Drippers' Boogie Part 2Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers Drippers' Boogie Part 1 / Drippers' Boogie Part 2Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers Drippers' Boogie Part 1 / Drippers' Boogie Part 2Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers Drippers' Boogie Part 1 / Drippers' Boogie Part 2

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