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The artist that you're listening to or are in love with, they were usually listening to three or four people within the framework of the style they were in. What you're essentially tryin' to do is play every giant of country blues's music as well as them, every song, in every style. Impossible! Give it up! - Jerry Ricks, Port Townsend 97

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Re: Lesser known players?
« Reply #75 on: February 05, 2013, 11:15:36 AM »
Hi all,
I was thinking that Papa Egg Shell, Lawrence Casey of St. Louis, really qualified in this category.  He had only four solo sides released, and they all showcase a very highly evolved individual guitar style--"high concept" with an interestingly varied use of the thumb in the right hand.  He was a terrific player, and nice singer too, who lived into at least the 1960s, but was never recorded in that portion of his life, as far as I know (he may not have still been playing then). I believe he was known to be a playing partner of the St. Louis pianist, Henry Brown, whom he recorded at least one title with, too.
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Johnm

 


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