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Offline Théo

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Searchin for Barbecue Bob
« on: March 18, 2018, 01:28:12 PM »
Hello everybody !

My name is Th?o, I'm blues fan from France,

I'm doing some research on Robert Hicks aka "Barbecue Bob", because I would like to do a radio programm on his life and music.

I would like to find more information than what I could find on the Internet.

For example : the Tidwell's restaurant (where he used to work) does it still exist ?

If anybody know a "specialist" of Barbecue Bob I would be really glad to talk to him.

I'm really sorry for my bad english and I really hope I could find some help here !

Thanks you a lot !

Offline jostber

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Re: Searchin for Barbecue Bob
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2018, 02:45:26 PM »
Maybe you can check with Jas Obrecht?

The Atlanta Bluesmen: Barbecue Bob and Laughing Charley | Jas Obrecht Music Archive

http://jasobrecht.com/atlanta-bluesmen-barbecue-bob-laughing-charley-lincoln/


Offline Théo

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Re: Searchin for Barbecue Bob
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2018, 11:55:59 PM »
Thanks you Jostber,

I already saw his website but I will try to contact him by e-mail !
« Last Edit: March 19, 2018, 12:19:03 AM by Th?o »

Offline blueshome

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Re: Searchin for Barbecue Bob
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2018, 01:52:00 AM »
See also the notes to the Abram Lp. Try  www.wirz.de

Offline Parlor Picker

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Re: Searchin for Barbecue Bob
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2018, 03:07:32 AM »
See also the notes to the Abram Lp. Try  www.wirz.de
Do you mean "Agram" Phil? I have that one - it comes in a nice box with a booklet and fine illustrations by one  Dave Moore.
"I ain't good looking, teeth don't shine like pearls,
So glad good looks don't take you through this world."
Barbecue Bob

Offline BanjoThomas

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Re: Searchin for Barbecue Bob
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2018, 03:22:50 PM »
Oral history interview of Willie Mae Jackson (Barbecue Bob's sister)
http://album.atlantahistorycenter.com/cdm/singleitem/collection/LAohr/id/97/rec/1

Tidwell's barbecue doesn't exist anymore, look at page 11 in this interview
http://www.buckheadheritage.com/sites/default/files/Buckhead%20Heritage%20Oral%20History%20Project%2C%20Eleanor%20Eidson%20Foster.pdf

Thomas

Offline oddenda

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Re: Searchin for Barbecue Bob
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2018, 06:54:54 PM »
It had been said to me by those who were there in the day that Savannah "Dip" Weaver taught both her son Curley, and the Hicks brothers to play guitar. Curley's approach to that instrument changed after he left Newton County to go to Atlanta (where he met McTell, a.o.).

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Offline Théo

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Re: Searchin for Barbecue Bob
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2018, 04:18:16 AM »
Thank you everybody, I'm really happy to see how helpful you are !

I will keep on my research !

If you have any other informations don't hesitate to tell me !

Offline oddenda

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Re: Searchin for Barbecue Bob
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2018, 09:36:18 PM »
Theo -

          Bruce Bastin's book RED RIVER BLUES from The University of Illinois Press, 1995 in paperback, is still the bible for information on blues from the southeastern states. Also, there is my piece in BLUES UNLIMITED -  ?Some Cold, Rainy Day ? part 5: Robert and Charlie Hicks? ?  Blues Unlimited No. 103,      p. 15 (1973) Sussex, UK. Long out-of-print, but worthy!

peter b. lowry

 


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