Benny Smith and his Houserockers, Radio Broadcast, 1960s

Title

Benny Smith and his Houserockers, Radio Broadcast, 1960s

Description

In these audio excerpts, Benny Smith and his Houserockers, a rock and roll / blues band, performs live on the Midnight Mover Groover Show, hosted by "Little Walter" (Walter Anglin) on Birmingham radio station WJLD. Other musicians, along with bassist and bandleader Smith, include pianist Robert McCoy. 

These short broadcast excerpts were recorded off the radio by Patrick Cather in the early 1960s. Cather also produced two LP records and two 45 RPM records by McCoy during this era; additonal recordings by McCoy -- both home rehearsals and album alternates and outtakes -- are available for streaming in our archive. 

For additional information on the Mover Groover, Little Walter Anglin, please visit the Birmingham Black Radio Museum

Original Format

Reel to reel tape, recorded from radio broadcast

Duration

10:47

Citation

“Benny Smith and his Houserockers, Radio Broadcast, 1960s,” Southern Music Research Center, accessed June 25, 2024, https://www.southernmusicresearch.org/items/show/709.