Butterbeans & Susie
Butterbeans & Susie
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||Ballin' the Jack||Butterbeans & Susie||2:04||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Get Yourself a Monkey Man||Butterbeans & Susie||2:57||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||There'll Be Some Changes Made||Butterbeans & Susie||2:38||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Construction Gang||Butterbeans & Susie||3:07||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I've Got the Blues for Home Sweet Home||Butterbeans & Susie||3:43||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||A Married Man's a Fool||Butterbeans & Susie||2:43||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||When My Man Shimmies||Butterbeans & Susie||2:39||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Deal Yourself Another Hand||Butterbeans & Susie||2:38||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Street Piano||Butterbeans & Susie||2:29||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Until the Real Thing Comes Along||Butterbeans & Susie||5:18||$0.99||View In iTunes|
Butterbeans & Susie's only LP was recorded at three sessions during the spring of 1960, many years after their heyday as African-American vaudeville's definitive husband-and-wife team. This modern stereophonic recording is actually the best way to appreciate and understand their delightful approach to humor, which is particularly well represented by "Construction Gang" and "A Married Man's a Fool." Even while Butter cuts up nicely during his portion of "Until the Real Thing Comes Along," the unwavering love and affection that these two people shared throughout their lives comes across beautifully. This very enjoyable album is perfectly prefaced by more than 60 recordings from the years 1924-1930 that attest to their youthful skill and popularity. On those early OKeh sessions, they were accompanied by pianists Clarence Williams and Eddie Heywood, Sr., as well as cornetists Louis Metcalf, Louis Armstrong, and King Oliver. Interestingly, the pianist on Butterbeans & Susie's "comeback" album was Eddie Heywood, Jr., who, with bassist Leonard Gaskin and drummer Jimmy Crawford, teamed with trumpeters Sidney DeParis, Joe Thomas, and Dick Vance, trombonists Benny Morton and Dicky Wells, clarinetist Gene Sedric, and saxophonist Earle Warren to provide the elderly vocalists with ample support. It would be their last recorded collaboration, for Susie Edwards passed away on December 3, 1963, and her husband, Jody Edwards, died on October 28, 1967.
Years Active: '30s