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REVIEW - Wild Bill Moore: "Hey Spo-Dee-O-Dee" - KING 4383; JULY 1950
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DianeE
2021-03-17 15:55:54 UTC
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SPONTANEOUS LUNACY VERDICT 7/10
Sav...@aol.com
2021-03-17 16:06:37 UTC
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The band is a strange mix of individuals, all highly talented but many of whom have little experience with rock, or only sporadic sightings in rock settings, yet they make clear right away that they have absolutely no trouble grasping the requirements of the genre.

The great Milt Buckner has showed up on a handful of rock tracks already and though he’d never become a full-time employee of this firm, the quirky, bald, bespectacled genre-hopper definitely knows how to lock down the track, hammering away on the keys at the outset to set the mood as the hand-claps behind him establish the rhythmic groove.

Because Buckner’s piano is the only prominent instrument during the vocal sections – the bass and drums just contributing modestly in the background – there’s more responsibility on him than might be recommended but he never falters, giving Hey Spo-Dee-O-Dee a propulsive feel and if his later solo spot, replete with cries of encouragement from the others, is slightly undistinguished, it’s only because the main instrumental star, Moore himself, has just rendered anything that follows to be underwhelming by comparison with a sax break that gives a pretty fair indication of how he got his “Wild Bill” nickname.

Moore’s solo starts just before the one minute mark, somewhat restrained at first but quickly picking up steam as he blows with increasing power and verve. When the other horns – Paul Quinchette on the other tenor with Bill Graham’s baritone and Joe Hunt’s trumpet – joining in with a countering riff midway through, it acts like the fuse that sets Moore’s lead off.

The horns are now just creating a drunken racket, Moore weaving all over the road with a smile on his face as the others try and keep him from toppling over. It doesn’t quite get explosive enough to send this over the moon, but that’s okay because when they start singing again we find that’s where the real rocket-boosters are located, as they get even wilder than the instrumental break.

All of it swirls together in a frenzied outpouring of scorching sounds and an insolent attitude… basically the ingredients for every worthwhile party you’ve ever been to, not to mention forming the blueprint of rock ‘n’ roll itself.
Roger Ford
2021-03-17 16:30:14 UTC
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One of the best things about this newsgroup doesn't happen that often
---and happens less and less these days---but when it does it's a real
red letter day! I'm talking about my discovering a GREAT new 1950's
record based on somebody else here giving the heads up on it.

One such happenance was many years ago with the record under review
here---"Hey Spo-Dee-O-Dee" by Wild Bill Moore---which was championed
by Bruce on here and was one of the best discoveries ever revealed on
the group

Judging by its excellent performance in the 1950 Singles Battle I
imagine quite a few others here were turned on to it too! Thanks
Bruce!

ROUND ONE
Post by DianeE
7 Les Paul - Little Rock Getaway - Capitol 1316
13 Wild Bill Moore - Hey Spo-Dee-O-Dee - King 4383
Nice to see Moore with one of my very favorite 1950 entries do so well
here
WINNER : MOORE

ROUND TWO
Post by DianeE
6 The Robins - There's Rain In My Eyes - Savoy 752
12 Wild Bill Moore - Hey Spo-Dee-O-Dee - King 4383
Terrific win for one of the most unheralded gems in the contest!!
WINNER : MOORE

ROUND THREE
Post by DianeE
4 B.B King - B.B. Boogie - RPM 304
13 Wild Bill Moore - Hey Spo-Dee-O-Dee - King 4383
Wild Bill's gem is having a wonderful time in this contest---and
deservedly so!!
WINNER : MOORE

ROUND FOUR
Post by DianeE
9 Little Esther & The Robins - Double Crossing Blues - Savoy 731
9 Wild Bill Moore - Hey Spo-Dee-O-Dee - King 4383
Such is the power of a last minute vote! This draw had Esther leading
narrowly all the way until somebody's last minute vote caused the
draw----that the tie break giz resolves as follows :-

Little Esther - 11 (1) + 12 (2) + 10 (3) = 33
Moore - 13 (1) + 12 (2) + 13 (3) = 38

Thus Moore has it and knocks out the #2 top R&B record of the year!
WINNER : MOORE

ROUND FIVE
Post by DianeE
12 Wild Bill Moore - Hey Spo-Dee-O-Dee - King 4383
7 Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys - Hot Rod Race - Gilt-Edge 5021
Arkie has had a great run as has Moore---whose run will continue even
further
WINNER : MOORE

ROUND SIX
Post by DianeE
18 Hank Williams - Long Gone Lonesome Blues - M-G-M 10645
6 Wild Bill Moore - Hey Spo-Dee-O-Dee - King 4383
A big win for one of Hank's biggest hits
WINNER : HANK
Post by DianeE
SPONTANEOUS LUNACY VERDICT 7/10
GREAT one!!

It's a 9 for me!!

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Sav...@aol.com
2021-03-17 16:43:40 UTC
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ROUND FOUR
Post by DianeE
9 Little Esther & The Robins - Double Crossing Blues - Savoy 731
9 Wild Bill Moore - Hey Spo-Dee-O-Dee - King 4383
Such is the power of a last minute vote! This draw had Esther leading
narrowly all the way until somebody's last minute vote caused the
draw----that the tie break giz resolves as follows :-
Little Esther - 11 (1) + 12 (2) + 10 (3) = 33
Moore - 13 (1) + 12 (2) + 13 (3) = 38
Thus Moore has it and knocks out the #2 top R&B record of the year!
WINNER : MOORE
ROUND FIVE
Post by DianeE
12 Wild Bill Moore - Hey Spo-Dee-O-Dee - King 4383
7 Arkie Shibley & His Mountain Dew Boys - Hot Rod Race - Gilt-Edge 5021
Arkie has had a great run as has Moore---whose run will continue even
further
WINNER : MOORE
Two Monumental wins for a preciously unknown record.
Dean F.
2021-03-21 07:25:47 UTC
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Post by DianeE
SPONTANEOUS LUNACY VERDICT 7/10
I'd give it an 8.

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