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Author Topic: Recorded Performances You Think Should Be Famous  (Read 2246 times)

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Offline Lastfirstface

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Re: Recorded Performances You Think Should Be Famous
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2015, 08:10:29 AM »
I put everybody's suggestions in a Youtube Playlist for listening convenience. The only one I couldn't find was the Dennis McMillon record.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLekdhwFI6gbMY83OcW7W2LnoxZRg9lLev

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Re: Recorded Performances You Think Should Be Famous
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2015, 08:33:23 AM »
Great idea!

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Re: Recorded Performances You Think Should Be Famous
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2015, 08:35:28 AM »
Thanks for putting together that list, Lastfirstface.  I'm sorry to hear Dennis McMillon's "Woke Up One Morning" is still not available on youtube, but I attached an .mp3 of it for folks who would like to hear it to the first post in the "Dennis McMillon Lyrics" thread, located at http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=10315.msg89082#msg89082 .  For folks who would like to have it in their collections, it can also be found, along with all of his other tracks, as well as those of the Cedar Creek Sheik, Roosevelt Antrim, Sonny Jones, Virgil Childers, Rich and Willie Trice and Frank Edwards on the JSP set, "Blind Boy Fuller, Vol. 2".
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Offline harriet

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Re: Recorded Performances You Think Should Be Famous
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2015, 08:49:52 AM »
Tom Turner - Gonna Bring Her Right Back Home

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Re: Recorded Performances You Think Should Be Famous
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2015, 02:01:37 PM »
Bo Carter - Nobody Knows My Baby


Offline banjochris

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Re: Recorded Performances You Think Should Be Famous
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2015, 11:31:32 PM »
One I was listening to recently -- Blind Boy Fuller's "Funny Feeling Blues." What a performance!

Offline harry

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Re: Recorded Performances You Think Should Be Famous
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2015, 03:46:11 AM »
One I was listening to recently -- Blind Boy Fuller's "Funny Feeling Blues." What a performance!

One of the rare 12 bar blues with 8 bar breaks.

Offline Lastfirstface

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Re: Recorded Performances You Think Should Be Famous
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2015, 09:37:42 AM »
I'll keep updating the playlist as people add suggestions.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLekdhwFI6gbMY83OcW7W2LnoxZRg9lLev

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Re: Recorded Performances You Think Should Be Famous
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2015, 09:20:11 AM »
Hi all,
One I would definitely put in this category is Sam Collins' recording of "It Won't Be Long".  It's kind of other-worldly, and I think he sings some notes on it that haven't been sung since.  It has one of the most complicated arcs of any performance I can think of--what a ride!
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Re: Recorded Performances You Think Should Be Famous
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2015, 01:04:32 PM »
I'll second that choice, John. Me and my few friends who appreciated such things decided that It Won't Be Long was truly psychedelic when we first heard it on the OJL release in the late 1960s!

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Re: Recorded Performances You Think Should Be Famous
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2015, 01:33:14 PM »
Will Batts, Cheatin? Woman :)
Peg Leg Howell and Jim Hill, Monkey Man Blues :)

Both have sing-along-with quality, plus they sound deceptively "simple". But more than this, the "bounce" that Jack Kelly manages while just varying the same riff that he employs on almost all South Memphis Jug Band titles is just catching me every time. Here the guitar interpleay of Jack Kelly and Dan Sane is just fine and perfect :)

Peg Leg Howell?s voice has the IMO unique quality in which "rough" equals "friendly" and "having fun"; this is different (again, IMO) with Tommy McClennan, here, in my book, "rough" equals "having fun" but without the "friendly" component. Purely my imagination of course but this has haunted me for the past 20+ years. Monkey Man Blues has a shout-out quality of melody line, the composition of slide guitar, strumming power and mandolin sounds just perfect to me here and transcends "string band blues" to "just music" for me :)

EDIT Limiting to one title....it?s Monkey Man Blues for me then-
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You canīt trust your baby when the ice man comes hanging around :D

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Re: Recorded Performances You Think Should Be Famous
« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2015, 02:27:48 PM »
Pigmeat Terry just kills me when he moans--make a poor man leave his home:


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Re: Recorded Performances You Think Should Be Famous
« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2016, 03:06:07 PM »
Hi all,
I was thinking about this thread and some other performances that I think should be famous.  I think pretty much anything by Herman E. Johnson should be famous, but perhaps in particular "Depression Blues", "She Are Looking For Me", "I Am Growing Older" and "She Had Been Drinking".  Likewise, I think anything Rosa Lee Hill did deserves to be famous, with sepcial kudos for "Bullyin' Well", "Rolled and Tumbled" and "Faro".  If you haven't heard them, seek them out!
All best,
Johnm

Offline JohnLeePimp

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Re: Recorded Performances You Think Should Be Famous
« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2016, 08:12:51 PM »


I've made it my personal mission to make this song famous somehow.
...so blue I shade a part of this town.

Offline oddenda

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Re: Recorded Performances You Think Should Be Famous
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2016, 09:16:02 PM »
Not a particular performance, but an artist that I located in the '70s - Henry "Rufe" Johnson. The finest singer/guitarist/pianist/banjoist/harmonicist and probably mandolin player! A once in a lifetime experience - all his recordings are brilliant. Would that he hadn't died when he did, but "we" were lucky to have known him at all. Had he not been working at the Union County, SC hospital, he'd have died well before my meeting him. It's all a crap shoot. Lignite will vouch for his ability, I suspect!

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