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John had recently flown for the first time and did not like it at all. Pat Sky tried to reassure him, saying it was a pretty safe means of transport and adding, "Anyway, when it's your time to go, it's your time to go." John thought a while and answered, "Yeah, but what if you're on the plane and it's the pilot's time to go?" - from Phil Ratcliffe's Biography of Mississippi John Hurt

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Blind Dawg

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"A".....record
« Reply #60 on: September 27, 2009, 08:08:41 AM »
As we all know a lot of these old cats only recorded "a" record. A couple like Jim Thompkins/Freezone only have a side that was issued. Some like Bobby Grant definitely twek your curiousity. His one record is about as good as them old blues gets. What happened? John D.Fox won't be found in any blues book I have yet his one record...wow! Six Cylinder Smith? Sammy Hill? Henry Spaulding? Kid Bailey? Mattie Delaney? Great stuff but only "a" record. What a shame we don't have more by those and others. Spaulding's.."Cairo"...is a classic. What happened?
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Re: We should have heard more from them
« Reply #61 on: September 27, 2009, 09:01:18 AM »
Thought I'd merge this into our long standing "We should have heard more from them" thread so's youse could benefit from what has gone before, BD.

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Re: We should have heard more from them
« Reply #62 on: October 01, 2009, 12:29:06 AM »
Couldn't resist BD... John D Fox is in Blues and Gospel, he also recorded as Emory Brooks and Alex Monroe. Plus, he also recorded another dozen plus sides as duets with Sam Collins... don't get excited as except all but one seem unissued.

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Re: We should have heard more from them
« Reply #64 on: January 23, 2011, 09:43:48 AM »
Hi all,
Just so that the thread ends up being about the same thing all the way through, the title references Country Blues musicians who lived into the LP era, who were known about by people who could have made it happen, and who for whatever reason, never got the opportunity, or enough opportunities, to record.  We can all think of players from the pre-War era whom we wish had recorded more titles.
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Re: We should have heard more from them
« Reply #65 on: January 23, 2011, 09:50:35 AM »
Whoops, I had missed that.

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Re: We should have heard more from them
« Reply #66 on: January 29, 2013, 08:00:33 AM »
Hi all,
One musician who might possibly fall into this category is Little Hat Jones.  His whereabouts were known as of the '60s, I believe, and he lived into the '70s.  I don't know if he still played, but if he did, and even if he was a bit rusty, it's a shame if his playing in that period went altogether undocumented.
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Re: We should have heard more from them
« Reply #67 on: January 29, 2013, 08:43:46 AM »
Hi all,
One musician who might possibly fall into this category is Little Hat Jones.  His whereabouts were known as of the '60s, I believe, and he lived into the '70s.  I don't know if he still played, but if he did, and even if he was a bit rusty, it's a shame if his playing in that period went altogether undocumented.
All best,
Johnm
A couple of college students interviewed him in mid 60s. Discovery of the published piece told by Robert Tilling "Long Gone and Got Away Lucky", Blues & Rhythm 135 (Xmas 1998 pps 4-8). I had a feeling this had found its way onto the internet but in meantime here's Stefan's discography containing photo. He died in 1981.

http://www.wirz.de/music/jonelhfrm.htm

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« Reply #68 on: January 29, 2013, 09:04:09 AM »
Thanks for that information and the link, Bunker Hill.
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Johnm

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Re: We should have heard more from them
« Reply #69 on: January 29, 2013, 02:40:59 PM »
From the Morris County Texas Cemeteries site:

Morningstar Cemetery
Naples, TX
JONES, George    
Oct 5, 1899
Mar 7, 1981
Sec C, L South Side; FHM

Wish I'd have known, my girlfriend just drove through Naples yesterday.  I've always liked Little Hat's stuff.
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