Friday, November 16, 2007

John "Snakehips" Johnson



I was lucky enough to find this in the market today for a couple of quid. I was first attracted by the title "Any Old Iron" which is a good old cockney knees-up number from the music hall days - Peter Sellers did a nice version of it amongst others.
Also on the album a mixture of old and new songs which remind me of Chas 'N' Dave and Joe Brown etc. Great versions of Maybe It's Big Horse I'm A Londoner and End Of Me Ol' Cigar. Not much found on the internet but this CD is still available I think and well worth it if you a fan of cockney songs or blues sung in an East London accent! Also playing on the CD are Tony Ashton - piano and hammond organ, Dave 'Wild Leg' Williams - guitars and mandolin and Dan Brown - bass, euphonium and tuba- amongst others.


John "Snakehips" Johnson - Harem Scarem

John "Snakehips" Johnson - The Lambeth Walk

John "Snakehips" Johnson - Any Old Iron


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5 comments:

eankeen said...

Great stuff. I would love to hear the full album.

wastedpapiers said...

It is a great album and still available online at iTunes and various other places. 13 other tracks as good or even better than these!

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Anna said...

Hi, can anyone tell me where I can find old albums of Snakehips Johnson?
Internet or wherever. Thanks