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Title: They should have recorded in the 20s and 30s, but didn't
Post by: outfidel on July 21, 2017, 07:11:22 AM
I'm thinking of country blues artists who were the right age, had the chops and had the repertoire to record in the 1920s and 30s -- but due to luck or circumstance, didn't get the chance until later in life.

Mance Lipscomb
Elizabeth Cotten
Bill Williams

Others?
Title: Re: They should have recorded in the 20s and 30s, but didn't
Post by: Lastfirstface on July 21, 2017, 08:13:45 AM
Shirley Griffith, Babe Stovall, Henry "Rufe" Johnson
Title: Re: They should have recorded in the 20s and 30s, but didn't
Post by: Johnm on July 21, 2017, 08:53:07 AM
Hi all,
I would nominate Ike Zinnerman, Jesse Logan, Arnold Schultz.  Thanks for the interesting topic idea, outfidel.
All best,
Johnm
Title: Re: They should have recorded in the 20s and 30s, but didn't
Post by: outfidel on July 21, 2017, 09:05:34 AM
Thanks John.

I'll add Lesley Riddle to the list.
Title: Re: They should have recorded in the 20s and 30s, but didn't
Post by: harry on July 21, 2017, 09:35:02 AM
Johnny Shines?
Title: Re: They should have recorded in the 20s and 30s, but didn't
Post by: Mr.OMuck on July 21, 2017, 04:12:09 PM
Almost the whole Prestige Bluesville roster and most of George Mitchell's folks.
Title: Re: They should have recorded in the 20s and 30s, but didn't
Post by: Johnm on July 21, 2017, 06:03:52 PM
Just thinking of players I discovered in the course of finding tunes for the Miller's Breakdown thread who were older people when they were recorded in the '60s or '70s and who had not recorded as young musicians:
   * Mott Willis
   * Eddie Bowles
   * Myrt Holmes (Babe Stovall's brother)
All best,
Johnm
Title: Re: They should have recorded in the 20s and 30s, but didn't
Post by: oddenda on July 21, 2017, 07:51:03 PM
I'd slot Peg Leg Sam in there
and, though he did one session, Willie Walker
William Brown (Lomax guy) "Mississippi Blues"

pbl
Title: Re: They should have recorded in the 20s and 30s, but didn't
Post by: eric on July 22, 2017, 07:05:03 AM
Hayes McMullen
Title: Re: They should have recorded in the 20s and 30s, but didn't
Post by: outfidel on July 22, 2017, 02:08:35 PM
Pink Anderson
Title: Re: They should have recorded in the 20s and 30s, but didn't
Post by: DBdust on July 22, 2017, 07:38:23 PM
Fred McDowell?
Title: Re: They should have recorded in the 20s and 30s, but didn't
Post by: lindy on July 22, 2017, 07:46:21 PM
I think Arthur Crudup fits the bill.

I also want to add Hacksaw Harney to this list, but checking Stefan Wirz's discography website, it looks like he played backup on 8 sides in 1927 as part of a duet named "Pet and Can." That is, Pet and Can played backup together to whoever it was whose name the song was recorded under.

But no recordings as a solo artist until much much later.
Title: Re: They should have recorded in the 20s and 30s, but didn't
Post by: outfidel on July 23, 2017, 06:05:36 AM
Etta Baker (b. 1913), possibly?
Title: Re: They should have recorded in the 20s and 30s, but didn't
Post by: oddenda on July 25, 2017, 07:06:18 PM
Blind Willie McTell's friend, Blind Lloyd... he couldn't be bothered at the time.

pbl
Title: Re: They should have recorded in the 20s and 30s, but didn't
Post by: banjochris on July 25, 2017, 10:41:19 PM
I think Arthur Crudup fits the bill.

I also want to add Hacksaw Harney to this list, but checking Stefan Wirz's discography website, it looks like he played backup on 8 sides in 1927 as part of a duet named "Pet and Can." That is, Pet and Can played backup together to whoever it was whose name the song was recorded under.

Pearl Dickson - "Little Rock Blues" and "Twelve Pound Daddy" -- a great record, and the Walter Rhodes "Crowing Rooster" and "Leaving Home Blues," not so great, plus 2 unissued sides by each.
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