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"You can't play no blues unless you have some hard times. Young people today, I don'y care whether they're black or white, they didn't come up like Muddy and me, they come up too easy" - Howlin' Wolf to Peter Guralnick, Feel Like Going Home.

Author Topic: SOTM November 2016, Trouble in Mind  (Read 1548 times)

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Offline Lignite

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Re: SOTM November 2016, Trouble in Mind
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2016, 05:34:48 PM »
One of my favorite versions was a rewrite recorded by Cliff Carlisle in 1937 as Trouble Minded Blues;

Offline Pan

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Re: SOTM November 2016, Trouble in Mind
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2016, 10:24:50 AM »
Thanks for the additional versions, JRO and Lignite, much appreciated, especially when I've seen no mention of the Carlisle rewrite before!
I added them to the playlist.

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Pan

Offline Lignite

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Re: SOTM November 2016, Trouble in Mind
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2016, 08:37:33 PM »
I just remembered about another country rewrite also from 1937; Jimmie Davis Jimmie's Travelin' Blues 

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Re: SOTM November 2016, Trouble in Mind
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2016, 08:14:58 AM »
Added to the playlist, thanks Lignite!
Keep them coming, folks!

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Pan

Offline David Kaatz

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Re: SOTM November 2016, Trouble in Mind
« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2016, 04:03:07 PM »
Great post, Pan.
As far as the lyrics by Thelma La Vizzo, I'm hearing on the verse:
Trouble in mind, trouble in mind,
It's just the nervous and blue kind

The rest of that version I hear the same that you have transcribed.

Dave

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Re: SOTM November 2016, Trouble in Mind
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2016, 04:55:33 PM »
Thanks Davek, I made the changes to the lyrics as you suggested!

Anyone else care to take a listen to the parts with question marks at the verse and the 2nd chorus?

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Pan

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Re: SOTM November 2016, Trouble in Mind
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2016, 06:26:31 PM »
Hi all,
I dug up the attached version of "Trouble In Mind" from my old Rounder record, "Let's Go Riding".  I played it there as a duet with Russ Barenberg. 
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Offline Pan

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Re: SOTM November 2016, Trouble in Mind
« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2017, 02:08:39 PM »
Hi all,
I dug up the attached version of "Trouble In Mind" from my old Rounder record, "Let's Go Riding".  I played it there as a duet with Russ Barenberg. 
All best,
Johnm

A nice change, to hear a faster version of the song, John! Thanks for sharing!

Stefan Wirz has added Larry Johnson's version on his YouTube channel. Coincidentally, it too is faster than most versions on this thread.



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Pan

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Re: SOTM November 2016, Trouble in Mind
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2017, 10:36:23 AM »
Via Stefan Wirz:

The Orange Blossom Jug Five - Trouble In Mind
rec. 1958; Dave Van Ronk, voc, g; Sam Charters, cornet, g; Russel Glynn, jug; Ann Danberg [later Ann Charters], washboard; Len Kunstadt, kazoo

... this recording originally released on and taken from Lyrichord LP LLST 773 (US 1958) "The Orange Blossom Jug Five: Skiffle in Stereo" --- Never released on CD !

Dave Van Ronk discography at http://www.wirz.de/music/vanronk.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z10TSTxUcJQ&feature=youtu.be

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Pan

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Re: SOTM November 2016, Trouble in Mind
« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2019, 08:04:04 AM »

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Re: SOTM November 2016, Trouble in Mind
« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2019, 01:28:12 PM »
This is how I hear the lyrics with  underlined bold italics where I differ from Pan's transcription.

Quote from: Trouble In Mind
Verse:
Trouble in mind, trouble in mind,
It's just the nervous and blue kind.
Sleep at night while thinking
All the things I have to go through.
I never had no trouble,
Until that black cat crossed my path.
Trouble in mind, I'm blue,
How long will it last?

Choruses:
Trouble in mind,  I'm blue,
But I won't be blue always,
'Cause the sun's gonna shine
In my backdoor some day.

My left eye keeps-a jumping
And my heart is pumping low.
Never had so much trouble.
In my life before.

Trouble in mind, I'm blue,
I have almost lost my mind.
Sometimes I feel like living,
Sometimes I feel like dying.

I'm gonna to lay my head
On some lonesome railroad iron,
Let the two-nineteen
Satisfy my mind.

The only really important change is lonesome railroad iron. I'm sure this is what most Black blues artists sang right up to Big Bill in 1951.

 


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