Jo Jo Adams | Collection of Dr. Daryl Michael Scott | tc263
Jo Jo Adams (far right in the picture) was a rockabilly singer who was born in 1918 and died on 27 February, 1988. He was also a comedian/singer/dancer/emcee and leader of a successful revue. The picture also shows left to right Little Miss Cornshucks, Melvin Scott and Tiny Bradshaw.
In July 1947, “Doctor Jo Jo” as he was sometimes billed, recorded a four track session for Aristocrat Records with Tom Archia’s All Stars, and in early 1948 he was recalled by Archia to sing the wonderful, two-part Cabbage Head – an updating of the ancient British ballad “Our Gudeman”(aka Seven Nights Drunk).
Six recordings made by Adams for Aristocrat were issued under the name of bandleader Tom Archia, with vocal by Jo Jo Adams or Dr Jo Jo. Adams also recorded for a number of other labels including Hytone and Parrot.