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Oscar Woods & Black Ace (1930 - 1937)

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Jimmie Davis
Black Ace
Shreveport Home Wreckers
Oscar 'Buddy' Woods


'Jabo' Williams

Jimmie Davis
01 - She`s a hum dum dinger (from Dingersville) Listen

Shreveport Home Wreckers
02 - Fence breakin` blues Listen
03 - Home wreckin` blues Listen

Jimmie Davis
04 - Bear cat mama from Horner`s corners Listen
05 - Saturday night stroll Listen
06 - Sewing machine blues Listen
07 - Red nightgown blues Listen
08 - Davis`s salty dog Listen

Oscar 'Buddy' Woods
09 - Evil hearted woman blues Listen
10 - Lone wolf blues Listen
11 - Don`t sell it - don`t give it away (60849) Listen

Buddy Woods with the Wampus Cats
12 - Muscat Hill blues Listen
13 - Don`t sell it (don`t give it away) (sa-2845) Listen

Kitty Gray and her Wampus Cats
14 - Baton Rouge rag Listen

Oscar 'Buddy' Woods
15 - Jam session blues Listen
16 - Low life blues Listen
17 - Token blues Listen
18 - Come on over to my house baby Listen

Black Ace
19 - Trifling woman Listen
20 - Black Ace Listen
21 - You gonna need my help some day Listen
22 - Whiskey and women Listen
23 - Christmas time blues Listen
24 - Lowing heifer Listen

DOCD-5143 “Black Ace” And Oscar "Buddy" Woods (1930-1937)
Oscar “Buddy” Woods, vocal, bottleneck slide guitar.
“Black Ace”, vocal, bottleneck slide guitar.
Inlcudes; Jimmie Davis, vocal; Ed Schaffer, vocal, guitar; Kitty Gray, piano and others…
Texas / Louisiana country blues.
Bottleneck slide guitar
Informative booklet notes by Kip Lornell
Detailed discography
Oscar “Buddy” Woods, a street singer since 1925, teamed with Ed Schaffer to record two selections for Victor at their May, 1930 Memphis field session. Their record was issued as by the "Shreveport Homewreckers" and featured Schaffer's gritty vocal and kazoo supported by their twin slide guitars. They returned to the studio about two years later for a session almost certainly arranged by Jimmie Davis, who was in Dallas for a session that lasted several days. The duo played on four sides: Saturday Night Stroll, Sewing Machine Blues, Red Night Gown, and Davis's Salty Dog. Davis went on to claim authorship of “You Are My Sunshine” and was twice elected governor of Louisiana. In the early 1930s, however, he was a struggling hillbilly and singer with a taste for the yodelling of Jimmie Rodgers and black blues music. Sewing Machine Blues is a strangely effective, almost eerie blues performance that belies Davis's later political and Christian song-writing career.
Five years after recording with Davis, Woods travelled south to New Orleans for a solo Decca recording session that included his theme song, Lone Wolf Blues. Two more brief commercial sessions for Vocalion followed in 1937 and 1938, this time with a small band - The Wampus Cats. Nothing is known of Schaffer, who seems to have drifted out-of-town in the middle 1930s.
Babe Kyro Lemon Turner spent much of his life about two hundred miles due west of Shreveport in and what is now the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. In the early 1930s Turner temporarily migrated to Shreveport and teamed up with Buddy Woods.
By 1936 he'd moved to Fort Worth and secured work as a musician and broadcast over a local station KFJZ from 1936 to 1941. Known as "The Black Ace" he returned to Dallas in 1937 for a Decca field session that also included pianists Black Ivory King and Alex Moore as well as Blind Norris and Andrew Hogg. The six selections on this CD, most of which are compositions based on traditional themes like alcohol, women and Santa Claus come from this session.
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