Saturday Matinee: Hubba inna Jiggawah Rip It Up Pressure Cooker


1959’s “Shombolar” by Sheriff and the Ravels post dated The Chips’ “Rubber Biscuit” by a few years, but had some of the same Hubba inna Jiggawa phrases. Gotta love it. (Watch for the Dick Dale cameo.)

Bill Haley & the Comets’ “Rip it Up” (ripping off Little Richard’s original verision). Awesome jitterbuggin’… Lookee here for mo betta.

1957’s “Untamed Youth.” Scary stuff.

This one’s for Aussie Phil. Ready for some speed blues? Here’s “PRESSURE COOKER.” Clarence Gatemouth Brown was one of the most underrated bluesmen of the modern era.  He was one of those rare folks that if you told him a set of jumper cables was an instrument, he could play ’em.

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4 Responses to “Saturday Matinee: Hubba inna Jiggawah Rip It Up Pressure Cooker”

  1. phil Cordery Says:

    G’day mate
    Thanks for that
    That was top shelf
    Another muso for me to check out
    Hows the size of the fingers on him.
    No wonder he can play anything
    Just loved the Bill Haley clip
    You talk of underated artists.
    Bill haley and the Comets to me had that grett raw rock n roll sound
    Could listen to them all day
    Cheers from down under
    Aussie Phil

  2. jimsmuse Says:

    I love Billy Haley – thank you for posting this! A YouTube spelunker like you who finds so many great songs and videos is a blogger after my own heart. Since I’ve just spent a few hours finding videos to pay tribute to the jazzy & folky wonder that was Schoohouse Rock, watching these is the perfect antidote!

  3. Bunk Strutts Says:


    Gatemouth Brown played guitar, mandolin, fiddle, viola(!) and harmonica, had a successful career as a musician and deputy sherrif. I have two of his albums on vinyl, “Alright Again!” and “One More Mile,” both are excellent.

    Bill Haley had a modest career playing country swing before he started covering R&B songs (“race records”) at a time when white parents wouldn’t let their kids listen to black artists. He and others helped legitimize Rock and Roll in 1954.

    Just two years later, That same year, a white singer from Mississippi was signed up to record because he “sounded black.” Guess who that was.


    Wow. Schoolhouse Rock?! I kinda missed out on that, although some of my friends watched it.

    Thanks for the kudos, guys.

  4. Saturday Matinee – Soupy, The Shining (Beta Version), Muddy Trucks, Haywire McClintock, Gatemouth Brown « Tacky Raccoons Says:

    […] We’re gonna skip the history of country music, bluegrass and blues, and jump right into Clarence Gatemouth Brown’s “Okie Dokie Stomp,” originally recorded in 1954. (Song starts after a brief interview.) Not impressed? Then check out “Pressure Cooker” previously posted here. […]

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