Fats on Friday — Truckin’

Thanks to Dominick Feri for the You Tube

Truckin’ was recorded August 2, 1935.  The song was written by Koehler and Bloom.  Herman Autrey, Trumpet; Rudy Powell, Reeds; James Smith, Guitar; Charles Turner, DBass; Arnold Bolling, Drums; Fats, Piano and Vocal.  During the late 1960’s,  this song was supposedly the inspiration for Robert Crumb’s poster “Keep on Truckin'”.Crumb said later on he regretted that poster, mostly because it had caught on at the time with the “wrong people.”   Originally, in the 1930’s, it was a dance craze.

About Richard Rollo

I am a retired Community College Instructor. I taught Political Science 1 American Government for 22 years in Southern California. I am originally from Northern Minnesota. My earliest years were spent in the living quarters of a rural Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific Railway Depot. Then my family joined the great 1950's migration to Southern California where I joined up with fellow baby boomers in overcrowded schools.
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