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Offline Johnm

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Re: Favorite singers
« Reply #150 on: March 31, 2017, 06:20:52 PM »
Hi all,
I'd definitely put Frankie Lee Sims in this category.  This singing just seems supernatural to me.



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Re: Favorite singers
« Reply #151 on: March 31, 2017, 06:35:00 PM »
From personal experience: Henry Johnson, John Cephas - they could SING!!

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Re: Favorite singers
« Reply #152 on: April 01, 2017, 01:23:51 AM »
Big Maceo Merriweather had a great voice, as well as a great name. Jesse James too!


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Re: Favorite singers
« Reply #153 on: April 01, 2017, 01:34:54 AM »
Two words. John Shines. Now we can discuss second place....

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Re: Favorite singers
« Reply #154 on: April 01, 2017, 05:17:38 AM »
Two words. John Shines. Now we can discuss second place....
Nuff said!

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Re: Favorite singers
« Reply #155 on: November 23, 2018, 09:46:41 AM »
Hi all,
A singer I've really been enjoying recently, from listening to the JSP "Detroit Blues" set is Sampson Pittman, who has several cuts on the first disc of that 4-disc set.  He had a slightly husky voice, and a sort of confiding quality to his vocal delivery, a bit like Lightnin' Hopkins had at times, though his voice and phrasing were nothing like Lightnin's.  One nice thing about the set is that for most of Pittman's performances, a separate track is included in which he explains when and how he came to write the song.  He sounds like he may have been an older man when he was recorded.  One of his tracks, and my favorite of his, "I've Been Down In The Circle Before", can be heard in the "Miller's Breakdown" thread, at https://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=10188.msg92465#msg92465 .
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Re: Favorite singers
« Reply #156 on: November 23, 2018, 09:33:34 PM »
Larry Johnson's vocals on the two albums I have of his make it a pleasure to listen to both albums back to back and still be paying attention at the end and wanting more. I could also mention the guitar playing, subtle rearranging and nicely broken time going on.

I'm thankful to have met him at a PT workshop that one time. Larry was extremely talented and a bit of a savant. It's taken me many years to realize it.

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Re: Favorite singers
« Reply #157 on: January 05, 2019, 03:52:35 AM »
So many it's hard to pick just a few but off the top of my head...

Tommy Johnson
Richard rabbit brown
Mississippi bracey
Scrapper Blackwell
Furry Lewis
Frank Stokes
Willie Brown
Son house
Sam Collins
MJH
Blind Percy
Robert Wilkins

 


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