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Title: KC RR Blues-Baxters
Post by: poymando on November 05, 2006, 10:57:27 AM
Hi folks.
Here are the first of a few fun samples for your consideration. Sorry about the quality. Just trying to keep the file size small.
Here is the KC RR Blues from my duet the Columbia County Sheiks.

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Title: Re: KC RR Blues-Baxters
Post by: Pan on November 05, 2006, 11:08:15 AM
Hi there

Enjoyed it very much, thank you. The fiddle, guitar and those high-pitched, sort of plaintive vocals blend together really nicely.

Yours

Pan
Title: Re: KC RR Blues-Baxters
Post by: Dr. G on November 05, 2006, 12:07:58 PM
Hey poymando,

This is great stuff! Is the whole collection available?!!

Dr. G
Title: Re: KC RR Blues-Baxters
Post by: rbuniv on November 05, 2006, 12:15:14 PM
Thanks for posting all these tunes! Always love the Mississippi Sheiks and you guys did a swell job. One of my old bands,The Keystone Ramblers worked out a bunch of their numbers but I'm not sure if we recorded any of that or not.

Was your band "The Red Birds" the same band that played with Michael Hurley?

RB
Title: Re: KC RR Blues-Baxters
Post by: Slack on November 05, 2006, 01:27:25 PM
Terrific stuff!  Thanks for posting!
Title: Re: KC RR Blues-Baxters
Post by: Deluge on November 08, 2006, 01:54:41 PM
That?s terrific! 

You know, I love what modern musicians can bring to some of these old numbers!  Songs like the K.C. Whistle, K.C. Moan, or Steamboat Whistle Blues, what ever you want to call it, can live on if we sing them.  You brought a big breath of fresh air into a song that has been sung a long time!  I love it!  The first version I had heard of this song was of course done the Memphis Jug Band (which is by the way my favorite version) then I heard variants of the song done by Charley Patton, John Jackson and even Bob Dylan.  I think it?s a keeper!

I recorded a version two years ago in my kitchen and I have since then played it in steady rotation solo or with my groups the Floorbirds and Hollow Pine.  I am a young musician and I offer you a simple version of an old song.  I hope you enjoy it! 

Listen to it here...
www.myspace.com/daniel72 (http://www.myspace.com/daniel72)

...also feel free to stop by at
www.myspace.com/thefloorbirds (http://www.myspace.com/thefloorbirds)
www.myspace.com/thehollowpine (http://www.myspace.com/thehollowpine) 
Title: Re: KC RR Blues-Baxters
Post by: Blue in VT on November 09, 2006, 10:05:54 AM
VERY NICE!!!

I've been trying to convince my wife to play fiddle with me...she is a classically trained violinist...maybe I can convince her by playing these tunes!!!

Cheers,

Blue
Title: Re: KC RR Blues-Baxters
Post by: MotMot on November 09, 2006, 06:48:27 PM
Boy howdy that's good.  Strikes me as being very close to the Baxters' version, but fresh all the same.  Thanks for posting it.
motmottom
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