Discussion in 'Fortean Culture' started by skinny, May 10, 2015.
what a cacophony
blues educational series proceeds apace ... my concession to electric blues a single howlin wolf track and one by rl burnside ... everything else was the early forms
two crazy old decks, lots of skip james and charlie patton, some son house and elizabeth cotten
early muddy, news to me
^ Thanks for bringing the thread back into line.
Lonnie Johnson plays a mean guitar.
Big Bill Broonzy ~ Trouble in Mind
For whisky time, just after sundown.
reading the blues, material for my immersive blues nights
How ya truckin'?
Resonator guitar blues:
Some youtuber has adjusted the old RJ recording timings. Slowed this one down and it sounds exactly right.
That's a strange one - it doesn't sound much like the rest of his recordings either in the playing style or voice. I even doubted it was him til I looked it up.
Good old Nappy Brown doing "Don't be Angry". Songs like this just help the day go by.
This is worth a watch. Blues America on iplayer. Part 1 - early years of the blues. Available for 29 days. Further parts to follow.
Sorry hunck was looking forward to it. However only works in U.K, dang.
oddly, never really liked robert johnson, perhaps because he was so lauded, or just something about the voice ...
ive been busy buying up early vinyls like mad for my blues nights, including a bunch of spoken word and field recordings ...
have come across a unaccompanied sung version of dark was the night, cold was the ground appears to be by blind willie johnsons wife angeline ... cant find a ref to it online, doesnt seem to exist digitised on youtube etc so cant link you to it but its incredible
right now im so immersed, i feel like i got the old time religion !
It must've been shown before because it's on uchoob. Probably not so hi def as the BBC but what the hey.
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BTW for those unfamiliar with the late - great blues singer Nappy Brown " famous for a number of blues hits in 50's"
Man, that's one big sound from that resonator.
Don't like Robert Johnson? Hand in your badge & i.d.card immediately.
So have you got this recording of Dark Was The Night? What record does it appear on - any chance you could post it online somewhere?
its somewhere in the stack of vinyl that just arrived from the US ... pirate radio shows, lectures, field recordings ... ive never uploaded to youtube, probably should give it a try
The wonderful Kent DuChaine is touring around the UK this year. There's a little info about dates and such on his website.
I was lucky enough to catch him in a tiny little Devon pub a few weeks back. A real treat, whether you're a big blues fan or not, to witness a performer with such passion and skill.
That guitar has a few miles on it!
The guitar, "Lead Bessie", is apparently 84 years old. Kent often chats between songs, sometimes about the instrument's history.
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