Document Records - Vintage Blues and Jazz

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Banjo Ikey Robinson 1929 - 1937

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'Banjo' Ikey Robinson
Hokum Trio
Pods of Pepper
Sloke and Ike


'Banjo' Ikey Robinson
01 - Got butter on it
02 - Ready hokum
03 - Pizen tea blues
04 - Rock pile blues
05 - You`ve had your way
06 - Without a dime

Hokum Trio
07 - I`m havin` my fun (take 1)
08 - I`m havin` my fun (take 3)
09 - You`ve had your way
10 - He wouldn`t stop doing it (take 1)
11 - He wouldn`t stop doing it (take 3)
12 - You`re bound to look like a monkey

Pods of Pepper
13 - You`ve had your way
14 - Get off stuff
15 - Gee I hate to loose that girl
16 - I was a good loser until I lost you

'Banjo' Ikey Robinson
17 - Scrunch-lo
18 - Sunshine
19 - A minor stomp
20 - Swing it

Sloke and Ike
21 - Say pretty mama
22 - Slocum blues
23 - Raggedy but right
24 - Chocolate candy blues

DOCD-1508-2 Banjo lkey Robinson 1929 – 1937 Recordings

Ikey Robinson, vocal, banjo, guitar, clarinet,

Includes: Jabbo Smith cornet; Jimmy Flowers, piano; Charlie Slocum, vocal (Sloke and Ike), Mike McKendrick, guitar, Tressie Mitchell, vocal; Alex Hill, vocal, piano; and others...

Genres: Jazz, Blues.

Informative booklet notes by Jim Williams.
Detailed discography. 

Banjo lkey Robinson played honest music. No tricks. No scams. No pretences. His work on banjo, guitar and a bit of clarinet-playing with his Windy City Five provides evidence of a journeyman player making happy, good-time, energetic and delightfully listenable music.

On this CD lkey demonstrates his single-string solo prowess as he splits a chorus with clarinettist Omer Simeon on the up-tempo Got Butter On lt. Then he provides solid rhythm section work on the rollicking Ready Hokum. And of course, there is the trumpet fire of Jabbo Smith to enjoy as well. Throughout these lively sides Robinson is comfortable either as a soloist or as a rhythm section man, the hallmark of jazz playing competence.

lf you hunger for a screaming kazoo, stomping banjo, piano and some unique Ikey Robinson vocal and scat frivolity, the Pods of Pepper sides, with lkey leading the festivities, are a banquet.

The final Sloke and lke numbers verify Robinson's guitar mastery in a blues setting with Charlie Slocum. These performances document that Mr. Robinson was a masterful performer whether the format was jazz or blues, both as an instrumentalist or as a vocalist.

NOTE: 2 titles by Banjo Ikey Robinson with vocals by Frankie Jaxon on can be found on Document DOCD-5258.

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