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Author Topic: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips  (Read 174043 times)

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« Reply #1515 on: November 17, 2017, 09:11:58 AM »
Thanks for posting that, great stuff.  I've wanted to hear that LP for a long time, been listening all morning.
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« Reply #1516 on: November 17, 2017, 11:36:05 AM »
Yes, thanks for posting Shirley's album, Dominique.  That opening track, "Shaggy Hound Blues", is about as good as it gets.
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« Reply #1517 on: November 18, 2017, 09:45:22 AM »
I just listened to this again - what a strong player, and a really good selection of tunes.  I didn't know much about Shirley Griffith, so I looked up the liner notes, which were unhelpful, but I did find this great quote from Art Rosenbaum, who also recorded him:

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?I recall one August afternoon shortly after these recordings were made; Shirley sat in Scrapper Blackwell?s furnished room singing the Bye Bye Blues with such intensity that everyone present was deeply moved, though they had all heard him sing it many times before. Scrapper was playing, too, and the little room swelled with sound. When they finished there was a moment of awkward silence. Finally Shirley smiled and said, ?The blues?ll kill you. And make you live, too.?"
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Re: YouTube.com - Interesting Country Blues related video clips
« Reply #1518 on: November 18, 2017, 03:51:38 PM »
Yes, thanks for posting Shirley's album, Dominique.  That opening track, "Shaggy Hound Blues", is about as good as it gets.
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Wow! Thanks for pointing that one out guys. It's been lurking in my collection for years but I'd not studied it closely. I just gave it a spin with guitar in hand and you're right John, Shaggy Hound Blues is perfect. What I picked up on was the equal accenting on each of the 4 beats of the bar for much of the song. Great fun to play, I don't have anything like that in my repertoire but may do soon!

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« Reply #1519 on: November 19, 2017, 10:27:03 PM »
An Internet Archive vid.

I'd heard about this film a long time ago, but never saw it until just now. Ten minute film about Rev Gary Davis, shot in the last apartment he lived in in Harlem, 1963. Followed by street scenes of Harlem that same year. Shows Rev. playing 6-string instead of 12.

https://archive.org/details/BlindGaryDavis

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« Reply #1520 on: November 21, 2017, 03:22:02 PM »
An Internet Archive vid.

I'd heard about this film a long time ago, but never saw it until just now. Ten minute film about Rev Gary Davis, shot in the last apartment he lived in in Harlem, 1963. Followed by street scenes of Harlem that same year. Shows Rev. playing 6-string instead of 12.

https://archive.org/details/BlindGaryDavis

Thanks Lindy. What a great rendition of Death Don't Have No Mercy.

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« Reply #1521 on: December 09, 2017, 10:09:46 PM »
Hi all,
Here is Roosevelt Sykes playing guitar on "A Woman Is In Demand".  How about that!



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« Reply #1522 on: December 16, 2017, 01:56:40 PM »
My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
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« Reply #1523 on: December 18, 2017, 09:44:04 AM »
Never heard the Rev do "Come Around and See Me Some Time" before. I've only heard it on the Georgia Yellow Hammers 78. Thanks for posting, OMuck.

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« Reply #1524 on: January 03, 2018, 09:28:50 AM »



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« Reply #1525 on: January 03, 2018, 02:30:28 PM »
Hi all,
Here's one from George Pegram on banjo and Walter "Red" Parham on harmonica.  What a great backbeat!



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« Reply #1526 on: January 11, 2018, 05:47:58 PM »
Hi all,
I just found Johnny Young and Otis Spann doing "Stealin' as a duo.  What a treat!



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« Reply #1527 on: January 18, 2018, 07:13:16 PM »
Roy Book Binder is going to be on faculty at Port Townsend this summer, so I thought I'd post this 20-minute video he made for Acoustic Guitar Magazine last year. Typical Roy, telling stories as much as playing guitar. Pickin'-wise, he's doing real good for his mid-70s.

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« Reply #1528 on: January 19, 2018, 07:00:00 PM »
I just came across a page on the Smithsonian Folkways website with several fine videos on it.

Here are three links, the first is to a mini-documentary (11+ minutes) about Harry Smith's anthology:

https://folkways.si.edu/smithsonian-folkways-remembers-harry-smith/music/video/smithsonian

The second is Phil Wiggins and Mark Puryear playing Leadbelly's Midnight Special:

https://folkways.si.edu/phil-wiggins-and-mark-puryear-play-the-midnight-special/african-american-music-american-folk-blues/music/video/smithsonian

The third is John Jackson playing Steamboat Whistle Blues:

https://folkways.si.edu/steamboat-whistle/african-american-blues/music/video/smithsonian

There must be more on the Smithsonian website, but these are the ones that fell into my lap today.

Lindy



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« Reply #1529 on: January 20, 2018, 09:16:54 AM »
Lindy,
Thanks for turning me on to the Smithsonian Folkways website. I just spent an hour exploring it and have bookmarked it for more enjoyment.

 


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