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Down the Dirt Road / Re: Other Musical Interests on YouTube
« Last post by Johnm on Yesterday at 10:07:20 PM »
I'm really glad you enjoyed that, Stuart. I should say the band has a whole series of videos up on youtube from that gig, and another gig and the videos are uniformly excellent and entertaining. They're great players, both as soloists in in ensemble.
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Down the Dirt Road / Re: Other Musical Interests on YouTube
« Last post by Stuart on Yesterday at 09:59:59 PM »
Thanks for that, John. You are certainly correct--They really know how to put a song across and Teemu Viinikainen is a great and very tasteful player, that's for sure!
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Performance Corner / Re: Arhoolie 60th Anniversary Concert
« Last post by David Kaatz on Yesterday at 06:03:45 PM »
Eric,
That link goes to the Folkways Arhoolie home page, and I can't find any anniversary concert in my searches there.
However, a Google search brought more joy. This link looks good.
http://arhoolie.org/anniversary/

Dave
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Country Blues Licks and Lessons / Re: Miller's Breakdown
« Last post by Johnm on Yesterday at 05:53:47 PM »
Hi all,
I've got two new puzzlers, and for these ones the only question will be what playing position/tuning was used to play them. The first is from Kid Cole, and it is his "Niagara Fall Blues".  Here it is:



What playing position/tuning did Kid Cole use to play "Niagara Fall Blues"?

The second song is from Georgia Slim, and it is his "Separatin' Blues":



What playing position/tuning did Georgia Slim use to play "Separatin' Blues"?

Please don't post any answers before 8:00 AM your time on Friday, December 4, and please use only your ears and your guitars to arrive at your answers. I hope you enjoy the songs and thanks for your participation.

All best,
Johnm
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Performance Corner / Live show 7 pm PST today
« Last post by Chezztone on Yesterday at 02:37:48 PM »
Hey all -- Sorry for late notice but if you're free tonight you can catch me here: https://www.facebook.com/events/401381621007825
Cascade Blues Society has re-started its monthly meetings, with no agenda except a live performance broadcast from Artichoke Music in Portland. Free admission, virtual tip jar.
I'll do a spiritual or two, some Bo Carter of course, Little Hat Jones, RJ, other surprises.
A recording will be available afterward on YouTube, I'll post that link when I find out.
"See" y'all soon! Thanks.
Steve Cheseborough
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Weenie Campbell Main Forum / Re: Gary Davis's second guitar part on Rag Mama
« Last post by Johnm on Yesterday at 02:33:35 PM »
I've read other quotes from Rev. Davis on Blind Boy Fuller, too, where he was generous and magnanimous, so I don't think he categorically trashed Fuller. I suspect his responses reflected his mood at the time the questions were asked or possibly the manner of the interviewer.
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Who knows, but his playing certainly sounds enthusiastic enough, just way off mike. Maybe the two steel guitars gave them trouble.
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Weenie Campbell Main Forum / Re: Gary Davis's second guitar part on Rag Mama
« Last post by waxwing on Yesterday at 09:35:05 AM »
Isn't it reported that Davis was being difficult, wanting more money, feeling he should be the primary artist at the session, refusing to play blues after the first day, etc.? He was pretty prideful. He later dissed Fuller strongly (as he did many others). Pulling back from the mic may have been his way of giving them what he thought they were paying for? Not sure we need to be speculatively pointing fingers? Seems like it was a tense Gestalt and who knows who was reacting to what? Davis never had another pre war session after this multi day session in July of 1935, which was Fuller's and Bull City Red's first of many.

Sad that he wasn't recorded more clearly, but fortunately, as mentioned by others, the same licks are well recorded elsewhere.

Wax
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Country Blues Lyrics / Re: Leroy Carr Lyrics
« Last post by harry on Yesterday at 07:11:32 AM »
Shinin’ Pistol


Leroy Carr – Vocals, Piano
Scrapper Blackwell – Guitar
Josh White – Guitar

December 17, 1934
New York City – New York

Piano in F#





I'm gonna get me a brand new pistol with a long shiny barrel
I'm gonna get me a shiny pistol with a long shiny barrel
I'm gonna ramble this town over until I find my girl

I'm gonna to go to the station and try to find her there
I'm gonna to go to the station and try to find her there
And if the Lord has not got her she's in this world somewhere

She left me with a head full of trouble and a head full of misery
She left me with a head full of trouble and a head full of misery
And now she's got me crying baby please come back home to me

My mother told me don't you weep don't you moan
My mother told me don't you weep don't you moan
‘Cause son there'll be women here when you dead and gone

When I get through rambling and looking this whole world through
When I get through rambling and looking this whole world through
I won't be dead with trouble you know I died to lose
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Country Blues Lyrics / Re: Big Maceo Lyrics
« Last post by Johnm on Yesterday at 06:25:23 AM »
Thanks for the help, dj. The sound seemed right, but I couldn't make sense of the expression. What you say makes a lot of sense. That's a new idiom to me.
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