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Boogie Disease

Boogie Disease

Isaiah "Ike" Ross (1925 – 1993) was a true one-man band, playing harmonica, acoustic guitar, bass drum, and hi-hat simultaneously. His music harkened back to the itinerant country-blues players during the early years of the 20th century. Left-handed, Ross played the guitar upside down with the treble string on top and the harmonica with the bass end on his right. He acquired the nickname “Doc” because he carried his harmonicas in a doctor’s medical bag. This collection of his music is from a series of sessions recorded in Memphis, TN between 1952 and 1954.

Track Listing

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Boogie Disease Dr. Ross 2:36
102
Going To The River Dr. Ross 3:31
103
Good Thing Blues Dr. Ross 5:01
104
Turkey Leg Woman Dr. Ross 2:36
105
Country Clown Dr. Ross 2:38
106
My Bebop Gal Dr. Ross 2:44
107
Memphis Boogie (Juke Box Boogie-Take 1) Dr. Ross 2:55
108
Shake 'Em On Down Dr. Ross 2:51
109
Down South Blues Dr. Ross 3:05
110
Shake A My Hand Dr. Ross 2:34
111
Little Soldier Boy Dr. Ross 3:03
112
Mississippi Blues (Cat Squirrel) Dr. Ross 2:28
113
Going Back South Dr. Ross 2:35
114
Dr. Ross (Chicago) Break Down-Take 2 Dr. Ross 3:02
115
Taylor Mae Dr. Ross 2:51
116
Texas Hop Dr. Ross 2:50
117
Chicago Breakdown-Take 3 Dr. Ross 3:02
118
Juke Box Boogie-Take 2 Dr. Ross 3:03
119
Feel So Sad Dr. Ross 2:33
120
Polly Put Your Kettle On Dr. Ross 3:06
121
Industrial Avenue Boogie Dr. Ross 4:24
122
Downtown Boogie Dr. Ross 2:32

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