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Author Topic: Classic, Essential and the Greatest Country Blues  (Read 24663 times)

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Offline uncle bud

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Re: Classic, Essential and the Greatest Country Blues
« Reply #45 on: September 29, 2004, 08:52:29 AM »
Sorry, I meant find them in my collection. Will send a message.

Offline Wailing Wolf

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Re: Classic, Essential and the Greatest Country Blues
« Reply #46 on: September 29, 2004, 03:23:05 PM »
Here's a few from the East Atlantic Zone of CB afficionado's.? Doing this even with my limited record collection was more like sticking pins in a map than making a stand-out choice. I could probably make up another ten lists no problem.? In no particular order.............

1/.? Mama Let Me Lay It On You No. 2 - Blind Boy Fuller
2/.? Blood Red River - Josh White
3/.? Got the Blues (Can’t Be Satisfied) - Mississippi John Hurt
4/.? Going Down in Georgia on a Horn - John Jackson
5/.? John Henry - Pink Anderson
6/.? Samson and Delilah - Reverend Gary Davis
7/.? Let’s Get Drunk Again - Bo Carter
8/.? Bootleg Rum Dum Blues - Blind Blake
9/.? Cypress Grove Blues - Skip James
10/. Bad Luck Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson
« Last Edit: October 24, 2004, 08:49:59 PM by Slack »

Offline Blue Poodle

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Re: Classic, Essential and the Greatest Country Blues
« Reply #47 on: September 29, 2004, 09:37:06 PM »
Buddy Moss' version of "Meet Me in the Bottom" was called "Oh Lawdy Mama".? Same melody, similar lyrics to the Shirley Griffith version.? Buddy Moss did it in the '30's and again in the '60's (on "Atlanta Blues Legend").
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Offline GhostRider

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Re: Classic, Essential and the Greatest Country Blues
« Reply #48 on: August 22, 2005, 10:28:48 AM »
Hi all:

I'm afraid that I'm going to have to add "Tired of Being Mistreated" - Clifford Gibson.

Thanks so much JohnM.

Alex

Offline GhostRider

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Re: Classic, Essential and the Greatest Country Blues
« Reply #49 on: December 20, 2005, 10:31:06 AM »
Howdy:

Just thought I'd give this one a quick revival so newer members could add some of their fav's.

While I'm here I'll add the (I suspect) most covered CB tune of all time, "Sittin' on Top of the World" by the Mississippi Sheiks.

Alex

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Re: Classic, Essential and the Greatest Country Blues
« Reply #50 on: December 20, 2005, 03:35:59 PM »
I browsed the pages of this post and was surprised to not seen any Lightnin Hopkins or Mance Lipscomb...So I'll nominate the two songs that come to my mind:

Tom Moore Blues - Lightnin Hopkins
Sugar Babe - Mance Lipscomb

Offline Slack

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Re: Classic, Essential and the Greatest Country Blues
« Reply #51 on: December 20, 2005, 03:46:17 PM »
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Just thought I'd give this one a quick revival so newer members could add some of their fav's.

Alex, I'm going to let you cross reference and compile the new list.  And as your payment, I'll include R Johnson's "Preachin' Blues" -- which I deleted off your list the first round.  ;D

Offline Minnesota Dave

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Essential Country Blues
« Reply #52 on: January 24, 2008, 06:46:13 AM »
Has anyone online ever made a list of essential country blues songs with preferred performances? I know blues enthusiasts want pretty much everything they can get their hands on, but there must be certain songs that are more essential than others. This would assist those newbies who download song by song.

Thanks,

Dave

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Re: Essential Country Blues
« Reply #53 on: January 24, 2008, 06:58:03 AM »
Hi Dave,

See this thread: Classic, Essential and the Greatest Country Blues  ;D

http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?amp;Itemid=114&topic=602.0
« Last Edit: January 24, 2008, 06:59:26 AM by Slack »

Offline Minnesota Dave

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Re: Essential Country Blues
« Reply #54 on: January 24, 2008, 07:13:02 AM »
Hi Dave,

See this thread: Classic, Essential and the Greatest Country Blues  ;D

http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?amp;Itemid=114&topic=602.0

Dang. Exactly what I wanted. Thanks!

I guess I could have searched better...

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Re: Classic, Essential and the Greatest Country Blues
« Reply #55 on: January 24, 2008, 10:42:30 AM »
Hi all,
I merged Minnesota Dave's topic with the older one.
All best,
Johnm

Offline Minnesota Dave

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Re: Classic, Essential and the Greatest Country Blues
« Reply #56 on: January 24, 2008, 05:40:52 PM »
I have about 70 of these. Not bad, but I have a ways to go, I guess.
« Last Edit: January 24, 2008, 06:53:09 PM by Minnesota Dave »

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Re: Classic, Essential and the Greatest Country Blues
« Reply #57 on: January 24, 2008, 06:31:17 PM »
Interesting reviewing this thread after a period of time. I'm finding my taste has evened-out to the point that everything I listen to has something going for it, so long as it's really old.

I would just like to add a couple more heavy hitters, Leadbelly's 1943/44 recording of "Where did You Sleep Last Night", and his jam with Josh White on "I've A Pretty Flower" from the same era.

I suspect the Big Bill on Vogue early 50s recordings have some pretty essential performances as well, my pick would be Louise, Louise Blues. OK, if I'm having Louise on my desert island I have to have Baby Please Don't Go as well.

Offline Minnesota Dave

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Re: Classic, Essential and the Greatest Country Blues
« Reply #58 on: January 26, 2008, 01:53:39 PM »
Just got my JSP Paramount Masters box so I picked up a few more of these tracks.

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Re: Classic, Essential and the Greatest Country Blues
« Reply #59 on: January 26, 2008, 07:51:50 PM »
Strange Place Blues-Bukka White
Bole Weevil Blues- Blind Willie McTell
Whiskey Headed Man- Tommy McClennen
You Won't quit me baby- Blind Blake
Bad Luck and Trouble - Lightnin' Hopkins
Big Fat Mama - Leadbelly
Trouble Blues 1& 2- Scrapper Blackwell
Corrinna Blues -BLJ
I am the true vine-RGD
Floating Bridge Blues- Sleepy John Estes
Catfish Blues-Robert Petway
Mamie- BBF
Nobody's Fault but Mine- BWJ
Runnin' Wild-Charlie Patton
Memphis Minnigitis Blues- Memphis Minnie
Sick Bed Blues- Skip James (Live at Newport. I'm not even sure thats the name but you know which one I mean.)
Keep on Drinkin'- Big Bill Broonzy





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