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Got the blues, can't be satisfied - Mississippi John Hurt, 1928, who believed the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation

Author Topic: O' Brother style recordings  (Read 481 times)

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Offline hardtimekillingfloor

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O' Brother style recordings
« on: September 24, 2014, 09:46:34 PM »
Just watched O'Bro where art thou again and I am wondering about the studio.  Where there little road side recording studios like that?  If so were there many of them and do any of the recordings remain?

Offline bnemerov

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Re: O' Brother style recordings
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2014, 05:13:21 AM »
hi hardtime,
It's supposed to be a radio station in the movie....and, yes, lots of early master recordings were made at such stations.
In this case the Coen bros. are accurate.
best,
bruce

Offline Lastfirstface

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Re: O' Brother style recordings
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2014, 07:32:14 AM »
It seems to be directly referencing the real "Pappy" O'Daniel and his association with early Western Swing groups like the Light Crust Doughboys.

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