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He'll fix you up a drink, just won't quit, it'll make you fight a circle saw, make you slap the lady down, and make you pick a fight with your pa - Jim Jackson, Bootlegging Blues

Author Topic: SOTM 24 June 2016 Salty Dog  (Read 1034 times)

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Offline Johnm

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Re: SOTM 24 June 2016 Salty Dog
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2016, 10:02:33 AM »
Hi all,
Here is a version by "Red" Willie Smith I found on youtube.  I have never heard or heard of him before.



INTRO SOLO

Goin' downtown, sloppy drunk
You don't like it you can move your trunk
Mama don't let it, Papa don't 'low that --

Salty dog, salty dog
You doggone salty dog

I don't give a devil, what your mammy don't 'low
Gon' have a little fuss, anyhow
Ain't gon' have it, Papa don't 'low that --

SOLO

Don't wanna look, Mama, look at sis
Standin' 'round, y'all, doin' the twist
Mama ain't gon' have, Papa don't 'low --

Mama, give me some bread
So I've done dumped it and it went to my head
Mama ain't gon' have it, Papa don't 'low that --

Hey-hey, hey-hey
Hey-hey, hey-hey

All best,
Johnm
« Last Edit: July 09, 2018, 08:04:25 AM by Johnm »

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Re: SOTM 24 June 2016 Salty Dog
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2016, 11:25:27 AM »
Hi all,
I don't know how many of you have had a chance to listen to the version of "Salty Dog" by Bill Williams that Stuart posted at http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=11140.msg98302#msg98302 , but it is epic, and Bill Williams works up a tremendous head of steam on it, just going like a bat out of hell.  The Ralph Willis version that follows it is interesting, too; he plays it as a 12-bar blues rather than a circle-of-fifths progression.
All best,
Johnm

Offline Old Man Ned

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Re: SOTM 24 June 2016 Salty Dog
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2016, 03:12:41 PM »
Yeah, the Bill Williams version is terrific.  I'm having trouble finding any recordings, apart from on You Tube of Bill Williams as everything I've heard of his I've liked.  Is there anything available?

Sadly the Ralph Willis and the 'Red' Willie Smith versions aren't showing in this neck of the woods.

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Re: SOTM 24 June 2016 Salty Dog
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2016, 03:25:48 PM »
I just added the link to Stefan's Bill Williams page below the YT video.

I don't think that the two Blue Goose LPs were ever released as CDs. I bought the LPs soon after they were released. They were a revelation and I looked forward to seeing him play live at some point, but when the second LP came out and I read of his passing, sadly it wasn't meant to be.

John posted his playing positions and keys:

http://weeniecampbell.com/wiki/index.php?title=Playing_Positions/Keys_for_Bill_Williams%27_Blue_Goose_Albums
 

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Re: SOTM 24 June 2016 Salty Dog
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2016, 07:39:22 PM »
That really is absolutely great playing, and to my ears, immediately recognizable as a non-opposing right hand style. Some might call it down-up strumming, until you hear the bass line that he is often thumbing at the same time. He uses the technique very much like Patton on "Shake It and Break It" or "Some of These Days", but the way he uses his left hand in conjunction takes it a step further. Wow!

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Re: SOTM 24 June 2016 Salty Dog
« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2016, 01:16:48 AM »
Coming from a bluegrass background, have to say that Benny Sims had a wonderfully smooth voice. Makes me wish he'd sang more lead!
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