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Author Topic: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips  (Read 215879 times)

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Offline lindy

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Re: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips
« Reply #1695 on: August 19, 2021, 08:05:23 PM »
Smithsonian Folkways has recently released an LP/CD with recordings made in the West Coast folk music scene in the 1960s. This cut from Fred McDowell is on it. I think the same song appears on a couple of other live Fred Mc recordings, this is a nice one.


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« Reply #1696 on: August 22, 2021, 03:10:36 PM »
There's hope for the future.



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Re: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips
« Reply #1697 on: September 03, 2021, 07:56:46 PM »
The only reason I'm putting this video in this thread is because it's based on a John Jackson tune, "Going Down In Georgia On a Horn." I was refreshing my memory on how to play it, and wondered whether or not we had ever figured out its origins. While doing a search I came across this:



Here's John's original for comparison:



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Re: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips
« Reply #1698 on: September 09, 2021, 06:56:04 AM »
Hank Kilroy? 1948, and with a pronounced Peetie Wheatstraw influence!

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« Reply #1699 on: September 09, 2021, 08:21:48 AM »
Great find Prof. Talk about obscure. Recorded only 2 songs.

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« Reply #1700 on: September 14, 2021, 06:18:46 PM »
From a long-time friend of the workshop and the country blues . . .


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« Reply #1701 on: September 14, 2021, 06:43:46 PM »
Hey Professor!  A really nice blues - I'm always a fan of not letting your hambone spoil.

Thanks for posting this Lindy!  I've often wondered about Mick, I kinda keep up with Fiona via fb.  Glad to see he is still playing and that his timing is as superb as ever.

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Re: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips
« Reply #1702 on: October 05, 2021, 10:09:17 AM »
Hi all,
Here is a cut from Doug Quattlebaum, originally from South Carolina, I believe, who had one LP for Prestige Bluesville in the early '60s, "Mr. Softee's Blues", the cover of which showed him operating his good humor ice cream truck in Philadelphia. This recording, "Come Over Here", is from an album that he recorded for Pete Welding on Testament and which I was fortunate to find in a CD version. I don't actually know if it was ever released on vinyl. Anyway, he accompanies himself out of Vestapol, and his wonderful singing shows a very strong Gospel influence--not surprising, because like another East Coast blues musician, Tarheel Slim, he had stints singing in Gospel quartets. What it must be like to open your mouth and have a sound like this come out when you sing! I love his comment at the end of the take.



INTRO

Woooh, come over here, where I am,
To see, what's goin' on
Come over here, over here, where I am, I need you, darlin'

I'm so all alone,
And I need you, darlin', I need you just to call my home, so
Come over here, come over here, where I am, wooh, yeah

Says you're gonna drink, from a fountain
That never, never, that never runs dry
Come over here, darlin', I need you just to come over here, we---ll, yes

Nobody but you, just you and I
So, darlin', we can get together and real-realize
Come over here, woooh, come over here, where I am

(Spoken) I need you, darlin', every day with me
So the things I do, be much brighter, you see
Just come over here now, let's get together, (Sung) where I am, woooh, yes, where I am

Just come over here, these goin' on
Yes it is, darlin', we'll never, never go wrong, just
Come over here, wooh, I need you, I need you every hour, come on over here, mmm-hmmm

(Spoken: I mean I was just making' that up right then, you know) 

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Re: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips
« Reply #1703 on: October 05, 2021, 01:05:30 PM »
That man could sing, couldn't he!

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I don't actually know if it was ever released on vinyl.

Nope, it never was.  The CD was its first release, except for one cut which appeared on a Danish Storyville LP way back when.

Doug Quattlebaum also recorded 3 songs in 1953 for the Gotham label.  Two sides were released as a single at the time, though one was edited to shorten it and the other was speeded up.  All 3 tracks have since been reissued, at correct speed and length, in various places.

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Re: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips
« Reply #1704 on: October 06, 2021, 02:12:07 AM »
Hey Professor!  A really nice blues - I'm always a fan of not letting your hambone spoil.

Thanks for posting this Lindy!  I've often wondered about Mick, I kinda keep up with Fiona via fb.  Glad to see he is still playing and that his timing is as superb as ever.

Great to see my old friend Mick Knight up here on the Weenie. He moved back to his home town of Hastings on the English south coast a couple of years back. I must catch up with him again, as he can only be about 12 miles from me. This has prompted me to make an effort!
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« Reply #1705 on: October 09, 2021, 11:54:45 AM »
Hi all,
I don't know how many of you have had a chance to listen to the George Mitchell Collection on Fat Possum but the performances by the Robert Johnson he had there, with his three daughters singing back-up, made an unforgettable impression on me when I first heard them. Here is their rendition of "Hold My Body Down", and boy, is there something to be said for unison singing sometimes!



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Re: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips
« Reply #1706 on: October 09, 2021, 03:51:25 PM »
FYI: There's a chapter devoted to Robert Johnson in George Mitchell's book, Blow My Blues Away.

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« Reply #1707 on: October 15, 2021, 06:05:19 AM »
Hi all,
This early recording by Louisiana Red, recording as Rocky Fuller, came up on my youtube feed. I had never heard anything from this early in his recording career. I know that a number of you were able to study and spend time with him at the EBA Blues Week or Port Townsend. He was a really nice man and was always scrupulous about giving other musicians credit for their ideas in his teaching, like "Here's how Robert Nighthawk played this lick, here's how Muddy did it", etc. And he was a wonderful singer, right to the end. Here is "Soon One Morning":



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Re: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips
« Reply #1708 on: October 15, 2021, 08:17:20 AM »
There is a documentary about Louisiana Red in his later years. He lived in Germany as he felt he could make a better living there than in the US.


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« Reply #1709 on: November 02, 2021, 02:22:29 PM »
Hi all,
Here is Dad Crockett, from 1929, playing "Sugar Hill". I have always loved this tune and performance--it just seems perfect, like Bunt Stephens' "Sail Away Ladies":



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