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Author Topic: Waltzes played by CB artists?  (Read 18805 times)

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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #45 on: March 28, 2009, 07:06:35 AM »
Hi all,
Emry Arthur's "In The Heart of the City That Has No Heart" is in 3/4.
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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #46 on: April 17, 2009, 10:22:22 AM »
Seems to me that Blind Roger Hays' "I Must Be Blind, I Can Not See" is in 3/4 too. It's on DOCD-5106, Sinners and Saints, the CD with Pink Anderson and Lonnie Coleman.

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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #47 on: April 18, 2009, 02:56:36 PM »
Seems to me that Blind Roger Hays' "I Must Be Blind, I Can Not See" is in 3/4 too. It's on DOCD-5106, Sinners and Saints, the CD with Pink Anderson and Lonnie Coleman.

Thanks mr mando, I'll add it to the list.

You can listen to the song at: http://fakingit.typepad.com/faking_it/2007/02/whats_it_like_t.html

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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #48 on: May 16, 2009, 10:24:01 AM »
Hi all,
On the John Hurt "Library of Congress Recordings, volume 2" he does two songs in 3/4 not previously listed here, "Waiting for You" and "Looking This Way".
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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #49 on: May 16, 2009, 02:27:57 PM »
Hi all,
On the John Hurt "Library of Congress Recordings, volume 2" he does two songs in 3/4 not previously listed here, "Waiting for You" and "Looking This Way".
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Johnm

Hi Johnm and thank you again.

I added "Looking This Way" to the list.
We do have "Waiting for You" listed as a "Last Sessions, Vanguard" recording. Since I personally have neither of them, could you (or anyone ?) clarify if this is a different take from the  "Library of Congress" one? Of course, all of them should be listed, but I'd like to be clear, if there are numerous takes? Otherwise, maybe we should just list both recordings after the title without further comments?

I must get around to check these recordings, thanks for the reminder!

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Pan

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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #50 on: May 16, 2009, 02:38:42 PM »
Hi Pan - They are indeed two different recordings.

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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #51 on: May 16, 2009, 03:01:11 PM »
Hi Pan - They are indeed two different recordings.

Thanks uncle bud -I added the info on the list.

Pan

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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #52 on: May 18, 2009, 04:43:48 PM »
Hi Pan,
Sorry to be slow getting back to you about the take of "Waiting For You" on the John Hurt Library of Congress recordings, and thanks, uncle bud, for answering Pan's question.  Incidentally, I think it's great, Pan, the way you have included discographical information on the various songs in 3/4 in the list.  It makes the information offered there considerably more complete and the list of greater value as a result.  I wish we had done that with some of the other "list" threads, like "Adventures in Spanish", "Adventures in Vestapol", and others of that ilk.  Good work!
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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #53 on: May 20, 2009, 03:53:32 PM »
Hi all,
The great Old-Time religious singer, Alfred Karnes, recorded "Where We'll Never Grow Old" and "When They Ring the Golden Bells", both of which he played in 3/4.  Both songs can be found on the JSP set, "Mountain Gospel".
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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #54 on: May 29, 2009, 07:05:00 AM »
Hi all,
On the recently released "Rev. Gary Davis--Live at Gerde's Folk City, February, 1962" 3-CD set put out by Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop, Rev. Davis does two songs in 3/4 not previously put on the list, I think.  They are "Soon My Work Will All Be Done", played out of G position, and a very unusual version of "I Am A Pilgrim", played in E minor.
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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #55 on: March 02, 2011, 05:36:08 PM »
Hi all,
A couple of songs in 3/4 turned up on recent purchases I made from Document:
   
   * "Lightening [sic] Express"--Frank Hutchison
   * "In A Cool Shady Nook"--Sam McGee

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Johnm

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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #56 on: March 02, 2011, 08:07:34 PM »
Not to mention the first part of Sam McGee's "Knoxville Blues," which in later years I believe he recorded separately as "Guitar Waltz" and "Little Texas Waltz."

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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #57 on: March 03, 2011, 06:56:35 AM »
Thanks guys, I'm glad to see this thread re-surface and grow from time to time!

Here's the Knoxville Rag, banjochris mentions above:



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Pan

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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #58 on: April 13, 2011, 06:35:08 AM »
I might be stating the obvious here, but most of the early versions of "The House Of The Rising Sun" appear to be done in waltz time.

Clarence Ashley did a very nice version:



I suspect the Georgia Turner version could be seen as a waltz too, although without an accompaniment it is a bit hard to say:



And of course Leadbelly:



Got any additions?

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Pan

Edited to add: Apparently the song was also known as "Rising Sun Blues", and in Leadbelly's case "In New Orleans", which adds to the confusion of the origins of the song. Leadbelly apparently recorded several versions, and not all in waltz time.
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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #59 on: April 13, 2011, 04:52:54 PM »
Gayle Dean Wardlow posted on the Blindmans' Blues Forum to say that Roy Acuff recorded the Rising Sun in November 1938 for Vocalion.
You can hear it at 2:37 on this video:



Cheers

Pan

 


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