Monday, April 4, 2011
Eddie Bo - "I Love To Rock And Roll" - Ace, 1958
After his first recorded performance, a single for Ace Records (Al Collins' "I Got The Blues For You Baby") in '55, Eddie Bo began releasing a steady stream of material - a long streak of music that spanned over 40 different labels and as many years.
Johnny Vincent started Ace Records in 1955 after getting his start at Specialty Records. Headquartered in Jackson, MS, Ace released plenty of important New Orleans RnB and Blues, featuring such artists as Earl King, Frankie Ford, Jimmy Clanton, Huey "Piano" Smith, Joe Tex, Scotty McKay and Bobby Marchan. I believe Ace went under when it's distributor VeeJay did, in '66.
For further reading on Eddie Bo, check out his offical site for the biography, but record hounds need to check this amazing site which illustrates Eddie Bo's discography nicely.
And of course, the clip: