Friday, February 22, 2008

The Original (and the best) Sugar Babes

Some of you will have heard of a band called the Sugarbabes...yes? They've been called the most successful female group of the 21st Century (thank God there's still a few years to go to change all that). Anyway, you may well think their name is very of the now and original. Not so. Back in 1928, 70 years before the copycat Sugarbabes formed, there was a band called the Louisiana Sugar Babes. The great Fats Waller played organ, James p. Johnson, the composer of the Charleston, played piano, Garvin Bushnall played clarinet and either Joe Smith or Jabbo Smith played trumpet - no one can quiet remember. It all goes to prove there's nothing new under the sun.

1 comment:

Ellee Seymour said...

Sounds my kind of music, but I bet it sounds 100 times better in Louisiana.