So, I run into Roy Brown's "Butcher Pete" and...you know, sometimes it only takes a slight breeze to throw me way the fuck off course. "Butcher Pete" was recorded in 1949, right around the time that rhythm and blues was planting seeds for nascent rock 'n' roll (Brown recorded the original version of "Good Rockin' Tonight" just a year earlier). This one's got it all, a two sided song with enough double entendres for a half dozen more sides. Butcher Pete hacks, wacks and smacks and cuts meat all over town, yes, even in jail. That's some crazy shit no matter when it was recorded. At the end of part one, Brown sings "Turn this record over, you ain't heard nothin' yet." Fan-fucking-tastic, just what an easily distracted person needs six and a half decades later. I couldn't flip the record, but I did blow things off to go look for part two.
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Roy Brown - Butcher Pete (Part 1) mp3 at ATumblr
Roy Brown - Butcher Pete (Part 2) mp3 at Brain Release Valve
Roy Brown - Good Rockin' Tonight mp3 at Rocky 52
Roy Brown - Up Jumped the Devil mp3 at Ole Miss Media