EARLY ROOTS OF JAZZ: “WASHBOARD WIGGLES”

The collaborative vibe and the performances by Tiny Parham and his Musicians in 1929 for Victor Records make this recording a timeless classic. The washboard, a common American folk instrument, is introduced to Jazz, and takes a solo.




The washboard and rhythm parts are provided by drummer Ernie Marrero. This recording made in Chicago is one of the 28 sides Tiny recorded for the Victor label. This particular song was written by Hartzell Strathdene, Tiny Parham’s given name.

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Author: Matthew King Kaufman

Husband, Father, I founded and was the chief record producer of Beserkley Records. We had international hits and established the careers of Jonathan Richman, Greg Kihn, The Rubinoos, and Earth Quake. "In the 80's I witnessed the new digital technologies that would change music forever, and then I hoped to enable music lovers worldwide to enjoy more music with these new technologies. I founded Fun Fun Fun Recordings to make more “out of the box” recordings I’ve come to enjoy.