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.So, how many other Weenies spent their youth with an old stereo listening to Blind Blake, Rev. Davis, Doc Watson etc. etc. and 16 1/3?Mike
Hi all,I was also introduced to the music of Blind Blake via a Biograph release, Vol. 1, "Bootleg Rumdum Blues" in my case. I can still remember my mind being blown by putting on the record and hearing "Come On Boys, Let's Do that Messin' Round". It's no less amazing now then it was then, but I guess I'm a bit more used to it. Thanks to Arnie Caplin for making that music available, as well as a lot of other great stuff.All best,Johnm
Same here. It was not easy to find old blues records outside London in the 1960s when I first got interested in early blues and lived near Leeds in Yorkshire. "Bootleg Rumdum Blues" was one of my very first albums - along with Robert Johnson, a John Lee Hooker EP and (no comments please!) Françoise Hardy. I remember playing the Blake record to people and, despite my assurances, they found it hard to believe that there was only one man playing guitar. Like quite a few of those US imports, the Biographs had pretty poor pressing quality with quite a bit of crackle in the vinyl (and I don't mean the original 78 crackle).
I think this is off the topic but I bought a Blind Blake album, in 1966, I think, in Dobell's in London. I've long since lost that record (though I have several hundred that I bought at that time) and I've had a lot of fun te3aasing my little sister for years for losing my record.Does anyone know what I might have had? If it helps any I believe I bought a Georgia Tom album in the same series that same day. I remember that Dobell's shipped the records back home to Philadelphia for me.