Sleepy Sunday, Vol. 42

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.

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“Good Rockin’ Boogie,” Sleepy LaBeef, from “A Rockin’ Decade,” 1997.

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