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Son House movie
« on: February 02, 2006, 04:25:53 PM »
Just found a movie of Son House playing Death Letter Blues.
http://www.youtube.com/w/Son-House---Death-Letter-Blues?v=ODEberbcfTw&search=son%20house

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Re: Son House movie
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2006, 04:36:00 PM »
I couldn't get it to load.  Anyway, I thought I'd make sure folks are aware of a great resource for clips of the old time greats.  Stefan Grossman's site has, among many other great items, many videos of the old time greats.  Link here, if I've done this right:  http://guitarvideos.com/dvd/00dvd.htm

If this is the video I'm thinking of, it's on the first DVD listed:  "Legends of Bottleneck Blues Guitar"

John
« Last Edit: February 02, 2006, 04:38:00 PM by Fifthtry »

Offline Hamhound

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Re: Son House movie
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2006, 06:17:45 PM »
On the same site si links to (www.youtube.com) , is also Skip James from 1967 playing Crow Jane (Skip's touching lovesong)  >:D

http://www.youtube.com/w/Skip-James-sings-%22Crow-Jane%22?v=gt21xIKqva8&search=skip%20james

Not sure why Son House wouldn't load for you Fifthtry - IE & Firefox seem to do it ok (from where I sit anyway)

Best to all
H

Offline Roscoe

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Re: Son House movie
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2006, 10:04:23 AM »
hi. here is some trivia for you all. if you have seen the footage of son sitting on a dock of some sort, when they first zoom in you can see a back view of another guitar player. That is philladelphia jerry ricks. if you listen closely you can hear him playing in the background. he is a great player and is still out there touring. here is a link with more about his music. see ya. roscoe.
www.deltaboogie.com/deltamusicians/ricksj/

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Re: Son House movie
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2006, 10:26:59 AM »
Hey, roscoe.

Jerry has taught at Port Townsend several times, so, those of us who attend are very familiar with him. If you keep your eye on the quote box at the top of every page you'll see a few gems from Jerry. Great player.

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Re: Son House movie - Plus Whistler's Jug Band
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2006, 07:48:20 PM »
There is some cool footage of Whistler's Jug Band playing Tear It Down at the same site.

I'd seen this footage somewhere, the Blues TV series or something.

Did they record this on 78? I know it by King David's Jug Band. Anyway, check it out, it's great.

(Thanks to bighollowtwang who posted this over at IGS)

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Re: Son House movie - Plus Whistler's Jug Band
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2006, 11:50:07 PM »
There is some cool footage of Whistler's Jug Band playing Tear It Down at the same site.
That's from Movietone footage shot in Louisville, Kentucky 1930 of which that is just one of four 'stills' which are reproduced in a 1976 book entitled 'Movietone Presents The 20th Century'. In the other three they are seen performing in different settings.

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Re: Son House movie - Plus Whistler's Jug Band
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2006, 08:37:15 AM »
Even this footage looks like it's from at least two takes. There are several moments where the jug players are suddenly all lined up together, having been seconds earlier spread out on the makeshift stage.

Good close-ups of the jug-playing for aspiring jug players, BTW.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2006, 09:09:37 AM by uncle bud »

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Re: Son House movie
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2006, 11:28:48 AM »
Did a little googling and found a way to download these videos.  Go to: http://www.joshkinberg.com/blog/archives/2005/11/greased_google.php

You'll need to be running firefox and install the greasemonkey extension.  It's all described on the site.

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Re: Son House movie
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2006, 12:10:34 PM »
The Whistler's Jug Band footage appears on the Times Ain't Like They Used To Be DVD (Yazoo 512), which is worth owning just for the Cumberland Ridge Runners performance of Goofus. The 78 recording itself can be found on Clifford Hayes & The Louisville Jug Bands Vol.4 1929-31 (Document JPCD-1504-2).

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