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Hokum Blues

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Hokum Blues
Hokum Blues


Chris 'Bad News' Barnes presents his uniquely topical and slightly twisted take on Hokum Blues, the raunchy and humorous song style popularized in the steamy Prohibition era of the 1930s by the likes of Tampa Red and Big Bill Broonzy. Barnes is a well versed musician and satirist whose credits include countless opening slots at the legendary NYC blues club, Tramps, where he would improvise original blues tunes based on audience suggestions, and writing and performing on Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld, and the Carol Burnett Show. Barnes enlisted an all-star cast of his notable friends, all musicians sensitive to a comedian's aesthetics: Jimmy Vivino (Conan OBrien show) on guitar, Will Lee (David Letterman's CBS Orchestra) on bass, Shawn Pelton (Saturday Night Live) on drums, Bette Sussman (Bette Midler's musical director) on piano, and Steve Guyger (Jimmy Rogers Blues Band) on harmonica.


  1. Name
  2. It Hurts Me Too
  3. Let Me Play With Your Poodle
  4. I'm Gonna Get High
  5. It's Tight Like That
  6. I Had To Give Up Gym
  7. Things About Coming My Way
  8. You Cant Get Enough Of That Stuff
  9. Hokum Blues
  10. Somebody Been Using That Thing
  11. Keep Your Mind On It
  12. Let Me Pat That Thing
  13. Caught Him Doing It
  14. Gin Mill Blues
  15. Christmas And New Year's Blues
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