Mardi Gras with Tootie Ma

Happy Mardi Gras! We here at HW HQ have put the COVID downtime to good use learning new tunes. We’ll be introducing them here via links to the original versions. Starting things off is the classic New Orleans tune, “Tootie Ma is a Big Fine Thing”, as done by Tom Waits and the Preservation Hall… Continue reading Mardi Gras with Tootie Ma

Rhythmatic Rhythm by Charles “Hungry” Williams

From the man himself, Charles “Hungry” Williams singin’ about algorithmic ailments. Update 11-18-2021: That video is long gone. Here’s a link to the album it appeared on. It’s a rarity!

Li’l sumpin’ for ya

Here’s sumpin’ for ya – Guitar Slim. We love that slinky stroll-y groove. Listen to the guitar lick behind the sax solo. It’ll knock you out.

Bobby Charles – swamp pop master

First things first – swamp rock and swamp pop are two different things. CCR’s “Born on the Bayou” is swamp rock played by a band from San Francisco. Swamp pop is rock ‘n’ roll played by Cajuns from southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas. Years ago, when Kelli, Mike, and John all played in a zydeco… Continue reading Bobby Charles – swamp pop master