Sunday, August 4, 2013

Happy Birthday, Pops!


buzzbabyjesus said...

The first record my parents bought and one I grew up with is "Plays W.C.Handy". It rocks.

steves said...

Pops was an innovator in every way. IMHO, that clip (along with Cab Calloway's "Minnie the Moocher") ranks as the first music video--even though it predates video by about 40 years: As visually captivating as it is musically potent. If it weren't for that sloppy edit around the 1:41 mark, it would have been perfect.