Sunday, January 10, 2010

Joe B. and Charlie Davis on TNT 9033

Joe B. and Charlie Davis - Shut Your Big Fat Mouth / Mississippi Central (TNT 9033)

"Shut Your Big Fat Mouth"

"Mississippi Central"

Bluegrass meets rockabilly on this 1963 oddity, one of the last releases on the TNT label. TNT's 9000 series was designated for custom pressings, meaning that Joe B. and Charlie paid for this release themselves. Which is not surprising -- what label would have actually thought "Shut Your Big Fat Mouth" had any commercial potential in 1963?

Thanks to Al Turner for the label scan and sound files.


  1. Ernie Cook covered this one in 1964 for Sims. Cook's version also featured a banjo and was far more country-ish.


  2. Do you know Ernie Cook? I'm sitting beside him right now looking at this website. It sure brings back memories. I've heard Ernie's version of "Shut You Big Fat Mouth" and it is great! All of the kids in our family love it and request that he sing it on occasion.

  3. Does anyone know if Joe B & Charlie Davis are still living?

  4. I don't have any info about Joe B. and Charlie Davis.