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Offline 78erhortig

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Help needed
« on: September 26, 2012, 10:26:38 AM »
hello

for a future article on cripple clarence lofton, I urgently need a copy of:

Blues World # 32, July 197o, page 19

kind regards
mike

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Re: Help needed
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2012, 04:16:12 AM »
Thought I might have it, but all my Blues Worlds have disappeared. Will have to start a major search - in the meantime, perhaps Bunker Hill can come to the rescue.
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Re: Help needed
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2012, 02:53:54 AM »
Found my (relatively few) copies of Blues World and sadly the one you are looking for is not one of them. Sorry!
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Offline Tom Rushen

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Re: Help needed
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2012, 05:01:48 PM »
I have BW #32, and page 19 says this in the "Blues Forum" section conducted by Bob Groom:

205. Louise Johnson

The identity of the pianist on Louise's four Paramount sides continues to be a source of controversy. Rob Heath suggested in BW 29 that Louise accompanies herself on at leat one title while two of the four are quite definitely by Cripple Clarence Lofton. John Crosley makes the following comment on female blues pianists: Though Memphis Minnie, as well as a few other guitarists of my knowledge, played a quite masculine guitar, I have yet to have heard the same hold true in the case of the piano. Perhaps one of the best examples of a masculine-sounding pianist would be the Texas gal, Dot Rice, whose accomplishments on disc are admirable. Still, I simply cannot accept (after a lengthy listen) that she played with that powerful, reckless abandon characterised by a long list of male blues/boogie pianists who left no doubt as to their sex. Another example can be cited whose works are more readily obtainable than those of Dot, Hociel Thomas. Of the two Dot was certainly the more dominately male-sounding stylist. Not too many femalse were involved in the style of piano playing that could be readily associated with what we've learned to term 'funky, whorehouse'.

It seems unlikely that the argument will ever be resolved. Son House was indisputably present at the session but time can cloud the memory. Lofton apparently recalled the session in conversation with Crosley, but other evidence of his presence is non-existent. Even though Louis is known to have played piano, aurally I doubt that the pianist is the singer on these sides, but whether the pianist was Lofton is another question.


I am happy to make a pdf scan of this page and email it to you privately if you wish to have it.

I also trust you already have BW #29, the aforementioned Rob Heath article. It's a one-page analysis of the Louise's recordings. If you don't have it, let me know, I also have that one and can make it available to you.

Cheers!
« Last Edit: October 03, 2012, 05:18:53 PM by Tom Rushen »

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Re: Help needed
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2012, 08:41:34 PM »
Great work there TR

Offline 78erhortig

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Re: Help needed
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2012, 12:10:52 AM »
thanks folks for your help. in the meantime Ive got both articles and work on the article has already started.I hope to get it ready until the end of november, so it may be issued in the first half of 2o13.

thaks from austria
mike

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