Monday, April 10

Zuzu Bollin

“Two 78s in the early ‘50s and a 1989 rediscovery album don’t add up to much of a recorded legacy. But Zuzu Bollin’s contribution to the Texas blues legacy shouldn’t be overlooked – his T-Bone Walker-influenced sound typified postwar Lone Star blues guitar. Born A.D. Bollin, Zuzu listened to everyone from Blind Lemon Jefferson and Leroy Carr (on records) to Joe Turner and Count Basie. He picked up his nickname while in the band of Texan E.X. Brooks; seems he had a sweet tooth for a brand of ginger snap cookies called ZuZus. Bollin formed his own combo in 1949, featuring young saxist David 'Fathead’ Newman. After a stint with Percy Mayfield’s band, Bollin resumed playing around Dallas. In late 1951, he made his recording debut for Bob Sutton’s Torch logo. …”
Spotify, Grooveshark, YouTube: Texas Bluesman (1989)
YouTube: Headlight Blues, Why Don’t You Eat Where You Slept Last Night, Kidney Stew Blues, Stavin’ Chain, Cry, Cry, Cry, Blues In the Dark, Record Release 89 (LIVE), HOW DO YOU WANT YOUR ROLLIN' DONE