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Author Topic: Lane Hardin's Hard time blues  (Read 2479 times)

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Offline ryan

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Lane Hardin's Hard time blues
« on: April 18, 2006, 10:42:48 AM »
I came across this artist last week.  You know when you hear something and it makes you stop dead in your tracks.  Maybe because I have a lot going on right now but this song just hit me right.  His voice brought a tear to the surface.  For me personally this is my favorite discovery I have found in awhile.  I was glad to see it on the juke as I haven't heard the second cut yet.  Does he have any other known recordings besides the other one on the juke?  I could only find those on the document website.  Ah yeah!! Twofer Tuesday. my request is next~

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Re: Lane Hardin's Hard time blues
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2006, 10:49:06 AM »
Okay so I love twofer tuesdays on the juke now.  California desert blues was an amazing title as well.  I am surprised I haven't heard more talk about this guy.  IMO he ranks up there with the best of them.  Definately my favorite vocalist I have heard in a long time.  His slide playing is beautiful too.

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Re: Lane Hardin's Hard time blues
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2006, 11:03:58 AM »
Joe Bussard played it for me at his house but I forgot to ask him to play the other side! One of the best country blues songs ever.
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Re: Lane Hardin's Hard time blues
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2006, 11:11:39 AM »
Ryan, for info on other Lane Hardin recordings, check the Forum thread here: http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?amp;Itemid=83&topic=163.30 

I'd recommend requesting Henry Spaulding's Cairo Blues, which is very much in the same vein.  You'll get his only other recording, Biddle Street Blues, as well if you request today.

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Re: Lane Hardin's Hard time blues
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2006, 11:13:45 AM »
I agree with you as "one of the best blues songs ever".  What a great way to hear it at Joe's house!!  I'd love to treat him out to lunch and hear some of his stories. The tv was on in the background and I had no idea what was on in the other room.  All of a sudden I heard this song and I came out and the documentary on Joe was on.   I missed it if he said the title of the song but I made a mental note of the lyrics and tracked down that it was Lane Hardin on the Document website.  Looks like I have to order yet another cd~

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Re: Lane Hardin's Hard time blues
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2006, 11:15:58 AM »
I love Henry Spaulding too!!  He is great.  I only have Cairo blues on the American Primitive vol II cd. I haven't heard the other track you mentioned.  I will request it right now.  Thanks

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Re: Lane Hardin's Hard time blues
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2006, 11:28:18 AM »
California Desert Blues (1935) is side two of the recording, I think. By the way, elsewhere on this site you can download John Miller's audio lesson of  Hard Time Blues. Highly recommended. I've been working on it for more than a year and one day it'll be ready for an outing. Not yet though!

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Re: Lane Hardin's Hard time blues
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2006, 11:38:08 AM »
Gee, how did I forget to mention John Miller's lesson of Hard Time Blues?  One of my favorites.  I couldn't play anything else for two weeks when I got that lesson.  If you're a player, I highly recommend it!

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Re: Lane Hardin's Hard time blues
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2006, 11:40:40 AM »
I am spoiled in that I live in Seattle so I study with John once a week.  I will be requesting to learn that next lesson.  Have a good week~

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Re: Lane Hardin's Hard time blues
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2006, 07:05:52 AM »
I guess the reference in this thread to the Joe Bussard TV programme is to the Australian documentary called "Desperate Man Blues".  I have this on DVD (bought from Red Lick Records here in the UK) and it is one of the most fascinating programmes I have ever seen.  Everyone who sees the DVD is totally transfixed by it - even people who are not country blues fans.

It's worth the cost of the DVD for the first few minutes which shows Joe jigging about to a Kokomo Arnold 78.  The extras on the DVD are amazing as well - you'd never believe how he cleans his priceless old records!

I recommend this to all Weenies.

When my copy arrived in the post, my daughter asked "What's your DVD about, Dad?"  I replied ,"It's about a man who collects 78 records."  To which she replied in complete innocence, and knowing my record-buying habits, "That's not many!"

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Re: Lane Hardin's Hard time blues
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2006, 12:11:45 PM »
When my copy arrived in the post, my daughter asked "What's your DVD about, Dad?"  I replied ,"It's about a man who collects 78 records."  To which she replied in complete innocence, and knowing my record-buying habits, "That's not many!"

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Re: Lane Hardin's Hard time blues
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2006, 12:59:34 AM »
I don't know about the States, but a friend has the DVD on order from Red Lick Records who are awaiting stocks from Australia.  Might be worth trying with Red Lick (www.redlick.com).

Good luck.
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Offline ryan

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Re: Lane Hardin's Hard time blues
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2006, 10:24:44 PM »
you can buy the dvd and the soundtrack here:
http://www.desperatemanblues.com/

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Re: Desperate Man Blues
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2006, 08:23:23 AM »
you can buy the dvd and the soundtrack here:
http://www.desperatemanblues.com/

A warning though, that the DVD is in PAL format, and so North American weenies would likely have trouble viewing it (usually it's the other way around!). I hope they come out with an NTSC version as I would really like to have this.

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Re: Lane Hardin's Hard time blues
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2006, 03:36:47 PM »
Someone told me there was a wawy to convert or somehow enable a DVD player to play PAL formatted DVDs. Does anyone have the slightest idea? Im sure that many of us here would love toknow so we could see this DVD

 


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