Gospel Boogie Friday: Red Foley and his Log Cabin Quartet

It’s always a pleasure when a researcher introduces us to a new tune. These two sides by the great Red Foley are some prime sacred boogie. Featuring members of his band from the 1940s, including Zeb Turner (born William Edward Grishaw, he renamed himself after a favorite piece of music, “The Zeb Turner Stomp”), the group adopted the style of popular African American jubilee gospel quartets. Foley was an extremely versatile musician, moving through old-time, country, blues, and pop with ease, however always maintaining the mellow smoothness that made him a country music star. Enjoy these clips of “Everybody’s Gonna Have a Wonderful Time Up There” and “Ride On, King Jesus” from call no. 78-6737.  See you next week. 

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