Wednesday, December 23, 2015


Bo-Bo Jenkins • Baby, Don’t You Want To Go • 1957

Bobo Jenkins, vocal/guitar; Robert Richard, harmonica; James “Brer Rabbit” Johnson, guitar; bass; Ted Walker, drums. Detroit, 1957

Pictured: Laika the doggie cosmonaut, from a Russian matchbook cover via Dogster. For more on Laika, see her 
Wikipedia entry.

Christmas Eve thru the first of the year: Leadbelly • Jackie & The Cedrics • The Chosen Gospel Singers • Chuck Berry • Steve Earle • Granpa Joe • George Jones & Tammy Wynette • John Prine with Iris DeMent • El Watson • Judy Roderick • Ann Cole with The Suburbans • Merle Haggard • Richard & Linda Thompson • Richard Thompson (stay tuned)


  1. I'd never heard his version of this - kind of an Elmore James & Jimmy Reed mashup, but a good one. I decided not to subject all three of my visitors to my Christmas Eve nostalgia trip, but I hope to return with a New Year's Eve tunefest.

    Wish you all the best for the Holidays, Frank!

    1. Happy holidays to you too, V.S.!

      "Sweet Home Chicago" has certainly gotten a lot of mileage over the years, hasn't it . . . even if this one's via Detroit.