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Author Topic: Suitcase Full of Blues - Ishmon Bracey  (Read 3731 times)

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Offline uncle bud

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Suitcase Full of Blues - Ishmon Bracey
« on: February 09, 2006, 02:34:13 PM »
Been some time since I posted something to the Back Porch. I've finally had a little time to play in the past couple days. I'd been listening to Ishmon Bracey and this tune came on, reminding me that I'd started figuring it out after the discussions in JohnM's Ishmon Bracey lyrics thread. I subsequently got a half decent take and thought I'd post it. I'm still actually trying to figure out what to do about the Teddy Darby-like riff after the 2nd and 3rd lines of the verses, but what the hey...

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Re: Suitcase Full of Blues - Ishmon Bracey
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2006, 04:16:06 PM »
Only one word for this - Superb!

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Re: Suitcase Full of Blues - Ishmon Bracey
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2006, 04:21:49 PM »
Yeah!! That is mighty fine UB, especially the vocal, which you could get a little closer to the mic with, if you ask me. Sounds very relaxed the way you are singing thru the fist line into the second.Good breath control. Working for those adenoidal resonators, too. Very cool.

And that little "no name" parlor you got from Todd really comes across. Great touch. You're talkin' about the lick with the little slide up at the beginning? I'll have to listen to the CD, but whatever you're substituting for, it sounds good.

You've inspired me. I'll try to get that Fuller tune I've been working on, a slow blues in G, Screamin' and Cryin', up soon.

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Re: Suitcase Full of Blues - Ishmon Bracey
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2006, 05:08:18 PM »
Nice!

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Re: Suitcase Full of Blues - Ishmon Bracey
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2006, 05:25:22 PM »
Thanks for putting this up, Uncle Bud, it sounds great.  I really like your heavy time and the way you dig in on the upbeats.  You sound comfortable singing it, too.  Hearing you do it reminded what a great song "Suitcase Full of Blues" is, and that's the sign of good rendition.  Way to go!
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Re: Suitcase Full of Blues - Ishmon Bracey
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2006, 08:44:53 PM »
Sounds great, very nice UB!

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Re: Suitcase Full of Blues - Ishmon Bracey
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2006, 05:51:47 AM »
UB - great to hear you, well done. 

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Re: Suitcase Full of Blues - Ishmon Bracey
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2006, 07:00:57 AM »
Thanks for the encouragement, gents. Wax, you're right, I'll never be a sound engineer. I had a pair of binaural stealth-style mics clipped to a music stand. Should have raised the stand. Next time. Also had the levels peaking a bit too much which seems more noticeable at the lower bit rate.

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Re: Suitcase Full of Blues - Ishmon Bracey
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2006, 04:42:58 AM »
Really enjoyed that.
That guitaring made me feel good.

Thanks for putting this up.

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Re: Suitcase Full of Blues - Ishmon Bracey
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2006, 11:11:21 AM »
hi uncle b. i like your tune. what kind of guitar is it? thanks. roscoe

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Re: Suitcase Full of Blues - Ishmon Bracey
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2006, 11:54:01 AM »
Hi Roscoe and thanks. The guitar is a no-name parlor guitar, ladder-braced, probably from the 20s, possibly 10s. I got it from Todd Cambio at Fraulini Guitars, www.fraulini.com.

For those who might care, the song is played in Spanish tuning. Bracey played it pitched at A or so, I'm pitched at G or so, and am using an unwound 3rd string.

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Re: Suitcase Full of Blues - Ishmon Bracey
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2010, 05:51:16 PM »
i was just reminded how great this is...

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Re: Suitcase Full of Blues - Ishmon Bracey
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2010, 07:39:48 PM »
Excellent UB! Great singin', you sound like a dude in his twenties! More please, and now let me be the one to push you into video land...UB-O-Vision ! :P
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Re: Suitcase Full of Blues - Ishmon Bracey
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2010, 10:54:37 PM »
Well done, Andrew. However, if Frankie could have just waited a couple more years, it probably would have qualified as a "rediscovery."  :P

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Re: Suitcase Full of Blues - Ishmon Bracey
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2010, 04:31:32 AM »
That was simply wonderful! I can't believe I had missed this one! UB, you should post here more often!

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Pan

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