Sunday, June 25, 2017

TROUBLE’S IN MY WAY

The Dixie Hummingbirds—led here by Ira Tucker and Beachy Thompson—really go to town on Tucker’s “Trouble in My Way,” their second Peacock release, from 1952. Just try sitting still to the end of the record. . . .


Dixie Humming Birds • Trouble in My Way • 1952

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Image: Ira Tucker, lower left; Beachy Thompson, top center

2 comments:

  1. Terrific version by the Hummingbirds, BB! A few years ago, I posted the Swan Silvertones version (also released in '52) and it rocks too. I wonder how many other quartets had a go.

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    1. Oh, yeah! I heard the Swans' cover first, somewhere in the mid-70s. Completely sucker punched me . . . I'd only ever heard their later Vee-Jay stuff and this was so wild compared to those. But I really love the Birds' original and Tucker's and Thompson's lead vocals are just sublime. . . .

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