Monday, July 18, 2016

Joe Cooke "Dish Rag" (Apollo, 196?): NY Night Train Party Platter

This is the continuing series I will post every other day while i'm out of town, thanks to Jonathan Toubin DJ of New York Night Train

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One would think that this is the Joe Cooke of Little Joe and the Thrillers fame. But the voice isn't similar.. Also there's not much out there that indicates this platter exists. It doesn't appear in the Apollo Records discographies - except one that inaccurately lists it as 1953. I'm thinking maybe this is more like 1963? It references the Mashed Potato - which was big in 1962 and "Deputy Dawg" - which also didn't appear on TV until 1962.

If you've been to thee Clap the last couple of years you've probably done the "Dish Rag" to this platter or if you went years back, you may have done the dance to King Coleman's different "Dish Rag" floor destroyer! If you don't know how to do it, Little Joe gives you step-by-step instructions!

graphics by AVI SPIVAK (!

You're listening to my daily addition to the New York Night Train Party Platter playlist. Each track here is recorded directly from my original 45s (no bootlegs, reproductions, etc) to give you an idea of what the real deal authentic vinyl sounds like. COME BACK EVERY DAY FOR A NEW FIX! Because the records pass so quickly at my dance parties, this channel is an attempt to stop and focus on one record at a time in hopes to personally learn more about each one and at the same time turn you on to the artists, tracks, labels, etc. I'm just hipping myself to a lot of these records for the first time as well - so you can view this as our journey to learning more about cool old records together! But mostly I hope this music moves you as much as it moves me.

Get your enjoys,
Jonathan Toubin
Soul Proprietor, New York Night Train

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