Last week, Sleepy LaBeef, national treasure, was loose as a goose in the studio. He remains so this week.
Sleepy hijacks “Good Rockin’ Tonight” — written by Roy Brown in 1947 and made famous by Wynonie Harris in 1948 — and rips through it in less than 2 minutes, turning it into a boogie-woogie piece.
This was recorded on May 2, 1977, at Singleton Sound Studio in Nashville. Sleepy name-checks guitarist Cliff Parker and pianist Terry Duncan during the proceedings.
“Good Rockin’ Boogie,” Sleepy LaBeef, from “A Rockin’ Decade,” 1997.