Bo Dudley- Shotgun Rider
I have been listening to a compilation of black rock’n’roll numbers this week and one of the tracks got me puzzling about who the artists were (especially the crazy steel guitar part).
Anyway, turns out that Bo Dudley was the stage name of Oscar Coleman and the guitarist (who I thought sounded a bit like Earl Hooker) was actually Freddie Roulette. Big Moose Walker plays piano and Mac Thompson is on bass.
The other surpising thing about this track is that it was recorded in 1968 (sounded like a late 50’s track to me).
Freddie is still going strong (in the Oakland area) by all accounts, as this appearance on the Bruce Latimer show confirms, performing Sleepwalk.
I guess Oscar Coleman is doing ok too as he is booked to play the Ponderosa Stomp in New Orleans on the 29th and 30th of April this year.