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If you wanna go to Heaven around the great white throne, you'd better tend to your business and leave mine alone - Golden Gate Quartet, Every Time That I Feel The Spirit

Author Topic: C. C. Rider  (Read 5135 times)

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Offline Pan

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Re: C. C. Rider
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2009, 02:16:55 PM »
Since the song form was brought up, it's interesting to note, that while Rainey's version was 12 bars long (with a verse), many early country blues musicians played this song rather as 16 bars long.

Big Bill Broonzy muddies the waters again, since, according to Bunker Hill's post below, he has claimed to know a musician called "C.C.Rider" who wrote the song.
I have a 1950's European live recording, where Broonzy credits the song to Ma Rainey -and proceeds to play the 16 bars long version.
And on this discussion someone is saying that Broonzy also has said that the 16-bar "See See Rider," not the 12-bar "See See Rider," was the old way of singing it:


Offline uncle bud

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Re: C. C. Rider
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2009, 02:23:52 PM »
Lemon plays a 16-bar form in his Corinna Blues as well.


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