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For "Snowing And Raining", both Alec Seward and Louis Hayes were playing out of A position in standard tuning. Slim starts out stating his problem, and Jelly offers no sympathy, as per usual. They worked so well this way, and they continue to alternate verses once they start singing. Most of their cuts are pretty short, and they remind me of episodes of "The Beverly Hillbillies" in that they don't so much end, as they do stop - JohnM, Guitar Slim & Jelly Belly lyrics thread

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Offline lindy

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Cedell Davis Obit
« on: October 01, 2017, 06:53:12 PM »

I encourage y'all to read this. Cedell had polio as a child, got trampled by stampeding customers in a bar when someone pulled out a gun, had a stroke late in life, but continued to perform despite his physical challenges. The polio stopped him from using his right hand to pick, so he learned how to use a knife as a slide with an "upside-down" guitar. Traveled and played with Robert Nighthawk.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/01/obituaries/cedell-davis-bluesman-dies.html?hpw&rref=obituaries&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well

Here's an extended video someone made about him. There's a nice scene at 38-39 minutes with Cedell playing at a house party for a group of dancers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmXgADPjuwg&feature=youtu.be&t=2316
« Last Edit: October 01, 2017, 06:57:15 PM by lindy »

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Re: Cedell Davis Obit
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2017, 12:05:28 AM »
I was introduced to Cedell's work on a now-forgotten vid compilation. What a distinctive sound he had! We shan't hear his like again anytime soon!
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Re: Cedell Davis Obit
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 02:21:08 AM »
T. DeWayne Moore
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