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Author Topic: The Boll Weevil  (Read 17354 times)

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Offline Stuart

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Re: The Boll Weevil
« Reply #105 on: November 14, 2019, 09:19:35 AM »
The folk process meets high culture--It doesn't get much better than this one! Here's the link to the UCSB page:

https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/2000156560/9578-Boll_weevil_blues

It was released both as a cylinder and a 78 record in 1924. The sound is better and it can be downloaded as a WAV file. (Don't everybody do it at once now! We don't want to overload their website!)  ;)

ICYMI: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernon_Dalhart

https://countrymusichalloffame.org/artist/vernon-dalhart/
« Last Edit: November 14, 2019, 02:05:06 PM by Stuart »

Offline eric

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Re: The Boll Weevil
« Reply #106 on: November 15, 2019, 12:57:45 PM »
Geoff Muldaur came through town a couple weeks ago and put on a wonderful two set solo concert, including his Boll Weevil, based on Vera Ward Hall's.  I picked up his CD Penney's Farm at the concert which includes Boll Weevil;  this time with Jim Kweskin, and Suzy Thompson on fiddle.  The whole CD is excellent.

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Eric

Offline Stuart

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Re: The Boll Weevil
« Reply #107 on: November 16, 2019, 10:21:47 AM »
I agree, Eric. I picked up the CD soon after it was released and it is excellent. I don't think those guys have missed a beat in over 50 years. They always had their fingers on the pulse of Americana, knew the good stuff when they heard it, and played it with their own personal touch.

Offline ozrkreb

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Re: The Boll Weevil
« Reply #108 on: November 23, 2019, 07:27:52 AM »
Great stuff!
My hook's on bottom, but my cork's on top

 


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