Roy Hogsed and the Rainbow Riders.
Coast Records - # 262 - 1947
Cocaine Blues / Loafers Song.
Roy gives us a really early version of the song made famous years later by Johnny Cash. Sparse guitar and lashings of accordion (Gene Dewez) which drives the solo. Roy sings this with gusto and you can see where Mr Cash got his inspiration. Top drug tune played with a smile !
20 May 1947 [19:30-22:00] Universal Recorders, 6757 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA – Roy Hogsed (Rusty Nitz [bass], Gene Dewez [accordion]. Producer: Charles Washburn)
001 348/3291 DAISY MAE Coast 261/ BCD-16191
002 349/3292 THE LOAFRS SONG Coast 262/ LP-5015
003 350 RED SILK STOCKINGS AND GREEN PERFUME Coast 261/ BCD-16191
004 351/3289 COCAINE BLUES Coast 262 Capitol 40120 F40274 F1635/ LP-5015 BCD-16191