The Madison Shuffle

Buster Brown was the artist on one of the most famous late 78s:  “Fannie Mae.”  In April 1960 his “The Madison Shuffle” b/w “John Henry (The Steel Driving Man)” was issued as Fire 1020.  Billboard’s  “Reviews Of This Week’s Singles” from April 25, 1960 describes this record as, “Brown could click again via either one of these powerful sides.  ‘John Henry,’ the old folk song gets a shoutin’ approach over a rhythmic and danceable ork setting.    ‘The Madison Shuffle’ is an instrumental side that features harmonica over a snappy ork assist.  Both are dual-market sides.”



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