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Offline weelie

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Mama sure don't allow!
« on: February 03, 2008, 02:34:26 AM »
Don't know if this fits the forum. But...

As a big fan of ('70s artist) JJ Cale, I always liked the "Mama don't" song, or... his version of it. And as a kid I had an LP with a Washboard Sam recording of it, from the 30s. But never really heard the many versions that exist, although a dixieland jazz fake book I have has it as "New Orleans traditional, recorded by George Lewis, Punch Miller, etc...".

Until today that is...

Here's a list of some of the old versions of the song (I found on google):
http://www.konxompax.org/hagaga/files/HAGAGA0013.mp3 (a 40 minute MP3 including all the recordings below)
http://hagaga.konxompax.org/hagaga/?p=9

1. Frankie `half-pint' jaxon with Tampa Reds Hokum Jug Band - Mama
Don't Allow No Easy Riders Here (3:13)
2. Julia Lee And Her Boyfriends - Mama Don't Allow It (2:57)
3. Bill Boyd - Mama don?t like no music (2:50)
4. Milton Brown and the Musical Brownies - Mama Don't Allow It (2:48)
5. Alabama Boys - Mama Don't Allow (2:47)
6. Mance Lipscomb - Mama Don't Allow (2:26)
7. Bob Wills - Bob Wills - Mama Don't allow (From Movie) (1:57)
8. Washboard Sam - Mama Don't Allow It No. 1 (2:54)
9. Flatt & Scruggs - Mama Don't Allow (2:27)
10. Hartman's Heartbreakers - No Huggin `No Kissin' (2:40)
11. Leon Chappel - Mama Don't Allow It (2:55)
12. The Stanley Brothers - Mama Don't Allow (2:11)
13. Tampa Red - Mama Don't Allow No Easy Riders Here (2:57)
14. Vern Partlow - Mama Don't Allow (2:06)
15. Washboard Sam - Mama Don't Allow It No. 2 (3:02
« Last Edit: February 03, 2008, 11:02:53 AM by weelie »

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Re: Mama sure don't allow!
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2008, 07:19:08 AM »
heres another one for the list: Papa Charlie Jackson - Mama Don't Allow it (And She Ain't Going to Have it Here)

Offline weelie

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Re: Mama sure don't allow!
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2008, 02:59:46 AM »
Thanks for the addition... but I still haven't heard that one... but I have heard all the above, as that was what the list was, it was the play list to the MP3.  :)

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Re: Mama sure don't allow!
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2008, 06:18:59 AM »
Doc Watson has also recorded this one -- here he is from 1987 Philly Folk Festival

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Re: Mama sure don't allow!
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2008, 12:02:38 PM »
I've probably got a few post war recordings of the song if you want to go down that road. One that comes to mind is Bo Diddley's then topical recording "Mama Don't Allow No Twisting In Here".  ;D

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Re: Mama sure don't allow!
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2008, 12:54:53 PM »
Steve Goodman recorded the definitive version with Martin, Bogan and Armstrong.  oh yeah,  IMHO.

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Re: Mama sure don't allow!
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2008, 02:44:39 PM »
Well BH isn't that just typical that you have the only twisting version, wow what a find  :o

What d'you say if next year we do that Xmas card thing we mentioned earlier, you know with the fifth RJ photo on the front and we fix it to play that Do Biddley twister when it opens up  :P 
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Re: Mama sure don't allow!
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2008, 11:22:28 AM »
Well BH isn't that just typical that you have the only twisting version, wow what a find  :o
It's on a 1963 Pye International LP titled "Bo Diddley" (original huh?) - straight reissue of US 1962 Checker release. But I'm veering into territory non CB...

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Re: Mama sure don't allow!
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2008, 12:56:28 PM »
Makes me wonder what else you might have hidden away that you not admitting to....  :-X
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Re: Mama sure don't allow!
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2008, 02:12:45 PM »
hello friend,
you can add to the list cow cow davenport's "mama don't allow no easy riders here." & though it's really a take on the song "take me back", (the 1st verse or two is in the mama don't allow theme) william harris' "hot time blues" may be worth a listen to you, also. (it's a cool performance, anyway! - so you should)
chris
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