"Shorty's Got To Go"
by Lucky Millinder And His Orchestra
on Decca 18867 A
released in 1946
Above: Photo of Lucky Millinder.
The Lucky Millinder Orchestra was formed in 1940 and became one of the most rhythmically exciting bands on the swing circuit. He gradually shifted away from swing and more toward early rhythm & blues as the 1940's progressed. Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Wynonie Harris, Paul Breckenridge, and Annisteen Allen were all featured vocalists with his band.
Above: Label image of Decca 18867 A recorded in February 1946 and released in April 1946. This song was also done by The Cats And The Fiddle (1946) and Bill Johnson And His Musical Notes (1947).
Shorty was one of those legendary blues characters (e.g. Jody or Kilroy) who took your place with your girlfriend while you were gone, whether off to war (during WWII) or off to prison.
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