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Author Topic: Joe Callicott - Blue Horizon Sessions  (Read 202 times)

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Offline harriet

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Joe Callicott - Blue Horizon Sessions
« on: July 19, 2021, 05:03:02 PM »
Remastered Blue Horizon session. Furry Lewis second artist on the album.  If anyone knows what "get funny" means I'd like to know...

Joe 's Troubled Blues


Dough Roller Blues


Poor Boy Blues


You Don't Know My Mind


Worried in a Tennessee Town
« Last Edit: July 19, 2021, 05:09:39 PM by harriet »

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Re: Joe Callicott - Blue Horizon Sessions
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2021, 08:45:08 PM »
Hi Harriet,

I think he is communicating to the second guitarist that he is going to do something different than the vocal backing, i.e. solo. He also encourages the guitarist to play a certain lick it seems? I'm not sure who is playing what.

I have heard the expression "get funny" meaning alter one's consciousness, with alcohol, weed, cocaine or whatever. As in, "Lets get funny and dance." I don't think this is what he means, but the derivation could be, similarly, to alter the musical perspective, in a way.

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Re: Joe Callicott - Blue Horizon Sessions
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2021, 09:29:51 PM »
Can you tell me what the upper skull of a hippopotamus is doing on a Mississippi blues cover?

At least, I'm pretty sure that's what it is.

Wax
"People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it."
George Bernard Shaw

“Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.”
Joseph Heller, Catch-22

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CD on YT

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Re: Joe Callicott - Blue Horizon Sessions
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2021, 09:35:43 PM »
Suddenly it's looking like a deer? I don't know? My mind just assumed it was a gator until I looked close.

Wax
"People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it."
George Bernard Shaw

“Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.”
Joseph Heller, Catch-22

http://www.youtube.com/user/WaxwingJohn
CD on YT

Offline Stuart

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Re: Joe Callicott - Blue Horizon Sessions
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2021, 10:03:12 PM »
I listened several times and that's what it appears to mean, "do something different," as Wax says.

I tried doing a search--advanced, books, etymology, etc., but no dice there--9.7 million initial hits and counting.
« Last Edit: July 20, 2021, 08:08:57 AM by Stuart »

Offline harriet

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Re: Joe Callicott - Blue Horizon Sessions
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2021, 03:54:43 AM »
Waxwing, I think you're right. Thanks

"Presenting the Country Blues" was a series on Blue Horizons, originally on vinyl.  A couple of covers I found were different old things they found in the swamp and I found this and an old kettle for the Roosevelt Holts vinyl on a search, they also used a lobster in a bucket(Larry Johnson) and a photo of a live fox(Furry Lewis). I thought the Callicott might be a decayed carcass of an alligator.

Stuart, I couldn't find anything online. I got the kindle version of Stephen Calt's book, Barrelhouse Words, and he only references it as meaning gay or sexually off kilter (at the time) from a verse in Kokomo Arnold's "The Twelves" - " I soon found out he was funny that way"

Offline Stuart

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Re: Joe Callicott - Blue Horizon Sessions
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2021, 08:14:06 AM »
Hi Harriet:

"Funny that way" is in several songs, IIRC. I can't remember the specific songs at the moment, though. In any event, the context in this song is music / guitar playing.

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