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Offline Blue in VT

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Lipscomb Disk suggestions
« on: September 13, 2006, 11:26:39 AM »
There seems to be a large number of Mance Lipscomb CDs to chose from.  I am really starting to love his style and singing and would like to start acquiring some....so any suggestions of the best 2-3 to start with?

Thanks all,

Blue
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Offline Bunker Hill

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Re: Lipscomb Disk suggestions
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2006, 11:38:38 AM »
There's certainly some truth in that statement.:)

Have a look here http://www.wirz.de/music/lipscfrm.htm

Offline Blue in VT

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Re: Lipscomb Disk suggestions
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2006, 11:47:41 AM »
Thanks!!! what a great resource.....now I'm totally baffled?!?!   ;D

So many to chose from!

cheers,

Blue
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Offline uncle bud

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Re: Lipscomb Disk suggestions
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2006, 11:48:28 AM »
I'd recommend the Arhoolie discs, Texas Songster, You Got to Reap What You Sow, and Captain, Captain. Texas Country Blues Vol 5 from Arhoolie is also good. Beware the Texas Blues Guitar disc. It's got great material but is culled from the other Mance releases on Arhoolie, has no notes, and was originally intended as audio for a tab book I think. Fine if you want just one CD with some great Mance material, but if you plan on buying more, best to go with the regular releases and avoid duplicating later.

Also, it's worth pointing out that the CDs are actually cheaper than Amazon when ordered directly from Arhoolie, last I checked, and they have fast and excellent service in my experience. www.arhoolie.com.

Offline Blue in VT

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Re: Lipscomb Disk suggestions
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2006, 11:56:50 AM »
Thanks Bud....nothing like going right to the source.  I wish I had discovered Mance 10 years ago...I lived in Texas, only a few miles from Navasota...oh well better late than never.

Blue
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Offline outfidel

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Re: Lipscomb Disk suggestions
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2006, 01:23:39 PM »
I would definitely start with Mance's first 2 recordings...


...and then expand your collection from there
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Offline Blue in VT

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Re: Lipscomb Disk suggestions
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2006, 11:55:00 AM »
Thanks all...I just placed an order for the 1st three Texas songster albums.. :D

Blue
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Offline Bob B

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Re: Lipscomb Disk suggestions
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2006, 12:08:34 PM »
Hey Blue

You'll love Mance's performances--just great!!

You might be interested in John Miller's online lesson for Mance's "Rocks and Gravel", a great tune with some tricks in the timing.

Best to you from sunny So. Cal.

Bob

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Re: Lipscomb Disk suggestions
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2006, 01:06:31 PM »
Thanks Bob....Ive got Rocks and Gravel...havn't tackled it yet though...Mance's music sounds decptively simply on first listen....but turns out it ain't.  I'm working on his "Rag in G" right now...then perhaps I'll tak on something harder.

Blue
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Offline uncle bud

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Re: Lipscomb Disk suggestions
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2006, 01:19:37 PM »
I agree, Mance's music sounds simple but isn't so simple once you try it.

If you really get into Mance you will want to check out the dvd from Stefan Grossman of Mance in Concert.

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Re: Lipscomb Disk suggestions
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2006, 01:27:11 PM »
Texas songster is my personal favorite of his..


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Offline Pan

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Re: Lipscomb Disk suggestions
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2006, 02:45:46 PM »
Hi Blue in VT and all.

The Reprise CD "Trouble in Mind" is a very fine collection of Lipscomb's songs IMHO. The stereo setting leaves something to desire at times, though: it's a little disturbing to have a Mance Lipscomb sitting on one corner of the room, playing guitar, while another Mance is singing in the opposite corner ;).
Anyway the CD has some wonderfull songs, including "Rocks and Gravel" mentioned earlier.

Yours

Pan

Offline Bunker Hill

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Re: Lipscomb Disk suggestions
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2006, 11:31:47 PM »
The Reprise CD "Trouble in Mind" is a very fine collection of Lipscomb's songs IMHO. The stereo setting leaves something to desire at times, though: it's a little disturbing to have a Mance Lipscomb sitting on one corner of the room, playing guitar, while another Mance is singing in the opposite corner ;).
When the LP (2012) was first released in the late 60s it was mono and therefore none of that was apparent but Reprise reissued it in stereo in 70s (LP 2064) and nearly all reviewers commented on how disconcerting the two channel separation became after prolonged listening.