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Author Topic: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips  (Read 217553 times)

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Offline bnemerov

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Re: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips
« Reply #1725 on: November 25, 2021, 07:31:20 PM »
Hi John & Lightnin',
Sally Jo was written by Doug (and brother Rusty, I believe). They were stars on the Louisiana Hayride and had joined the Opry in 1957. Doug was kicking around Nashville playing odd jobs and the Opry while waiting to go into military service in early '58. Monroe was aware of the Kershaws and their popularity and hired Doug for a session at the end of 1957. The three tracks he played guitar on, Sally Jo, Breaking In a Brand New Pair of Shoes, and A Lonesome Road to Travel filled out the Knee Deep album. Sally Jo and Brand New Shoes were released on a single as well. Brand New Shoes has a heavy beat too.
Kershaw's rhythm reminds me of Monroe's guitar rhythm on the original recording of Muleskinner Blues from 1939--very much pre-R&R
best,
bruce

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Re: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips
« Reply #1726 on: November 26, 2021, 05:57:40 AM »
Thanks, Lightnin' and Bruce, for the additional information and insight as to how Bill Monroe came to record "Sally Jo" and employ the unusual personnel in his band (Doug Kershaw on guitar). It's nice to get the context filled out a bit.
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Johnm

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Re: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips
« Reply #1727 on: November 27, 2021, 10:12:46 AM »
Hi all,
Here is a wonderful in-performance version of "Rocks And Gravel" by John Jackson. The filming of his picking hand is really instructive. Note how he opens the song doing down-up brush strokes with his index finger of the Lemon Jefferson A lick up the neck. Lots of fantastic thumb lead playing, too. Boy, was he under-rated, he's doing precisely what he's trying to do and just killing it.



All best,
Johnm

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Re: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips
« Reply #1728 on: December 10, 2021, 04:16:00 AM »
This is well worth a watch and listen:


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Re: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips
« Reply #1729 on: December 10, 2021, 05:03:33 AM »
i demand a finger count!

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Re: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips
« Reply #1730 on: December 10, 2021, 06:56:29 AM »
Nice!
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Re: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips
« Reply #1731 on: December 10, 2021, 07:32:31 PM »
A sporting right hand! Excellent singing too.

Cheers,

Pan

 


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