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Author Topic: Peetie Wheatstraw Photograph  (Read 1622 times)

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mississippijohnhurt1928

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Peetie Wheatstraw Photograph
« on: July 17, 2007, 08:49:11 AM »
Has anyone here seen this photograph of Peetie Wheatstraw before?


Offline Bunker Hill

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Re: Peetie Wheatstraw Photograph
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2007, 10:05:36 AM »
This is driving me nuts. It was taken long after Wheatstraw died and I'm sure it's one of the many "rediscoveries" of the 60s. Possibly Teddy Darby? Dunno but I'll worry away at this like a dog with the proverbial bone. Grrrrrr....

Offline Prof Scratchy

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Re: Peetie Wheatstraw Photograph
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2007, 10:31:37 AM »
It's a miracle! His ears have shrunk!!

Offline Bunker Hill

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Re: Peetie Wheatstraw Photograph
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2007, 10:35:55 AM »
It's Shirley Griffith. Cropped and reversed. The original can be seen on page 92 of 1969 edition of Paul Oliver's Story Of The Blues. The photo next to it is of Wheastraw so some I guess some internet dumb arse has misread the caption and now misleading internet users. Grrrr again.

mississippijohnhurt1928

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Re: Peetie Wheatstraw Photograph
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2007, 10:36:06 AM »
It's a miracle! His ears have shrunk!!

Yeah, I noticed that too....

I found this in the booklet included with the 4-Disc set "Century Of The Blues"

mississippijohnhurt1928

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Re: Peetie Wheatstraw Photograph
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2007, 10:42:11 AM »
It's Shirley Griffith. Cropped and reversed. The original can be seen on page 92 of 1969 edition of Paul Oliver's Story Of The Blues. The photo next to it is of Wheastraw so some I guess some internet dumb arse has misread the caption and now misleading internet users. Grrrr again.

What a foolish mistake, thanks for the information!

And even worse, it wasn't on the internet, it was in a Great CD set's booklet!!

Offline Bunker Hill

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Re: Peetie Wheatstraw Photograph
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2007, 11:03:29 AM »
Quote from: mississippijohnhurt1928
And even worse, it wasn't on the internet, it was in a Great CD set's booklet!!
Oh Lordy, there's no hope.... :'(

EDIT: You can see the original photo on the reverse of the Flyright Indianapolis Jump compilation here:

http://www.wirz.de/music/grifffrm.htm
« Last Edit: July 17, 2007, 11:11:47 AM by Bunker Hill »

Offline Johnm

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Re: Peetie Wheatstraw Photograph
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2007, 11:41:36 AM »
Hi all,
The photo in question was used for the front cover of Shirley's Prestige Bluesville album, "Saturday Blues".
All best,
Johnm

mississippijohnhurt1928

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Re: Peetie Wheatstraw Photograph
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2007, 11:44:26 AM »
Quote from: mississippijohnhurt1928
And even worse, it wasn't on the internet, it was in a Great CD set's booklet!!
Oh Lordy, there's no hope.... :'(

EDIT: You can see the original photo on the reverse of the Flyright Indianapolis Jump compilation here:

http://www.wirz.de/music/grifffrm.htm

I see.... Reversed.

 


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