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Offline Rivers

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Joe Callicott
« on: May 20, 2003, 02:05:41 AM »
Posted this on the yapoops site, here it is again I guess.

There's a new page on Stefan Wirz's Blue Goose site, Joe Callicott discography, some nice pics, releases, cover versions:
http://www.wirz.de/music/calicfrm.htm
Anyone got the new Fat Possum Callicott CD http://www.fatpossum.com/callicott.html?

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Re: Joe Callicott
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2003, 06:58:07 AM »
Mark,

Is this different material from the stuff available on Arhoolie? I'm assuming it is but there's no track list at the Fat Possum site.

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Re: Joe Callicott
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2003, 07:01:33 AM »
And answered my own question by clicking on the other link for Stefan Wirz's site. Here's the track list:

- Frankie And Albert
- Fare Thee Well Blues
- Laughing To Keep From Crying
- Lonesome Katy
- Come Home To Me Baby
- Fare You Well Blues
- France Chance
- Roll And Tumble
- Good Time Blues
- Goodbye Baby Blues
- Down To The River Jordan
- Let Your Deal Go Down

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Re: Joe Callicott
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2003, 12:42:26 PM »
I dunno if it's the same session as Miss. Delta Blues Vol 2 Blow My Blues Away on Arhoolie or not. Extra tracks in your list there. It's nice to see new pics of Joe.

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Re: Joe Callicott
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2003, 06:19:18 AM »
Both were recorded Aug. 1967 by George Mitchell according to Wirz's discography.  

I like Joe. That Arhoolie Vol 2 is a great CD.

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Re: Joe Callicott
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2003, 10:38:36 PM »
Hi all,
I just picked up the Joe Callicott Fat Possum CD today. ?Somehow I missed the Arhoolie recordings so I don't know if these are different. ?This new CD is quite good. ?He sings really well, and does pieces similar to Frank Stokes's "What's The Matter", and one which has the same melody as the guitar part to "I Will Turn Your Money Green". ?He played a lot in D, standard tuning, too, which is not something I usually associate with Mississippi players. ?Take care.
All best,
John
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Re: Joe Callicott
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2003, 09:26:16 PM »
Hi all,
I don't know if you can reply to yourself here, but after repeated listenings to the Joe Callicott on Fat Possum, I would say I really under-rated it, despite liking it very much the first time I heard.  His singing was just great.  I never figured I would hear anyone I liked as well as Henry Thomas for this type of material, but I think I like Joe even a little better.  His guitar playing is really nice, too, but his singing is just great.
John

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Re: Joe Callicott
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2003, 12:38:30 PM »
John,

I agree it is a great CD, Callicott's playing has slowed down quite a bit from his earlier recordings, but it's still a great CD. along with his classics; Fare Thee Well and France Chance, I really like his version of Frankie.
see you soon,
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Re: Joe Callicott
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2003, 01:21:42 PM »
I picked this up at the CD store during the workshop after doing Frankie in John Miller's class. It's a great CD. Despite overlap with the Arhoolie disc and a short playing time, it is still well worth picking up. Plus I think the Arhoolie one is actually out of print (it was, at any rate). If you haven't heard Joe, this is one to get. As JohnM says, the singing is superb.

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Re: Joe Callicott
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2004, 09:24:21 PM »
How is the Calicott disc--honestly?  Does it compare with his prewar sides?  I had no idea he was recorded postwar.

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Re: Joe Callicott
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2004, 06:30:33 AM »
How is the Calicott disc--honestly?  Does it compare with his prewar sides?  I had no idea he was recorded postwar.

Hi Montgomery - you can check out a thread on the Calicott disc here: http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?Itemid=47&?topic=41.0

Honestly, it is by far my favorite of the Fat Possum discs I've heard, which are of mixed success IMO. The guitar playing can be a little simple in the style of the boom-chuck variety at times, though there is some nice playing on it as well. But the singing puts this disc waaaay over the top. It is absolutely great. There's a lot of postwar stuff I can take or leave. This disc is essential, IMO.

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Re: Joe Callicott
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2016, 06:48:30 AM »
Hi all,
This thread had not been posted to since 2004, so it seemed about time to remind folks that if you don't have the Joe Callicott on Fat Possum, you need to get it.  Wonderful singing and playing by Joe.
All best,
Johnm

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Re: Joe Callicott
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2016, 07:31:56 AM »
to remind folks that if you don't have the Joe Callicott on Fat Possum, you need to get it.  Wonderful singing and playing by Joe.
I've had this record for quite some time now and think Johnm is right.

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Re: Joe Callicott
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2021, 01:37:23 AM »
For some inexplicable reason I'd taken ages to get round to listening to Joe Callicott's George Mitchell recordings and I agree totally. What a great voice.
And there's good news for people who want to get a copy, it's currently on sale at Fat Possum if you buy directly from them, don't miss out!

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Re: Joe Callicott
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2021, 07:38:04 AM »
This record for free. That's quite a discount!

AIN'T A GONNA LIE TO YOU: GEORGE MITCHELL COLLECTION
JOE CALLICOTT
https://fatpossum.com/products/aint-a-gonna-lie-to-you?variant=1412633539

 


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