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Author Topic: Waltzes played by CB artists?  (Read 18806 times)

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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #75 on: September 19, 2013, 06:43:50 AM »
Hi Pan,
Dock Boggs' version of "Roses While I'm Living" is also a waltz.
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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #76 on: September 19, 2013, 02:58:08 PM »
Hi Pan,
Dock Boggs' version of "Roses While I'm Living" is also a waltz.
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Thanks John! I added it to the list.

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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #77 on: September 28, 2013, 02:14:53 PM »
more from what is essentially the Mississippi Sheiks:
Walter Jacobs and the Carter Brothers - Dear Little Girl

A very nice tune! Interesting, how they double the tempo, and switch to a 2/4 rhythm in middle of the song!



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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #78 on: October 28, 2013, 05:15:49 PM »
Hi all

Roosevelt Sykes' song "3-6, & 9" appears to be in 6/8 time. I guess this, along with Wesley Wallace's  "No 29", which Johnm posted earlier, are the only boogie woogie type of tunes on this thread, so far.



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Edited to add: as Johnm below points out, the songs time is irregular, not in 6/8.
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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #79 on: October 30, 2013, 09:05:34 AM »
Hi Pan,
I had never heard Roosevelt Sykes' "3-6 & 9" before, and it's a wild one.  Doesn't it seem like his meter is variable, especially in the last four bars, but also in his return to the I chord after the IV chord in the second phrase?  He's also not the same from verse to verse.  This one is eccentric, for sure, and probably inimitable, except to prove a point.
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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #80 on: October 30, 2013, 03:56:19 PM »
Hi Pan,
I had never heard Roosevelt Sykes' "3-6 & 9" before, and it's a wild one.  Doesn't it seem like his meter is variable, especially in the last four bars, but also in his return to the I chord after the IV chord in the second phrase?  He's also not the same from verse to verse.  This one is eccentric, for sure, and probably inimitable, except to prove a point.
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Hi Johnm

Re-listening the song I think you are right. I sure do have a hard time trying to keep track with the song! Someone suggested that it might be in waltz time, and I managed to hear it like this for a moment.  :-\ Thanks for the correction.

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« Last Edit: October 30, 2013, 03:59:55 PM by Pan »

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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #81 on: October 30, 2013, 04:23:50 PM »


 I sure do have a hard time trying to keep track with the song!

Pan

You and me, both, Pan!  I didn't mean to correct you, but just to say that in addition to those clear measures of six, Roosevelt Sykes is mixing in a lot of stuff that is not nearly so clear.
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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #82 on: October 31, 2013, 07:15:27 AM »
Hi all

Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee recorded Maurice Rogers' beautiful waltz "God and Man", on their 1973 studio album "Sonny & Brownie". Not exactly pre-war blues, maybe, but still nice.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_&_Brownie

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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #83 on: October 31, 2013, 07:24:12 AM »
According to Dixon & Godrich, The Carver Boys were a white old time group, who did one record for the paramount's "race" series, and others on their "old time" series. Here's a nice little waltz they did, called "I'm Anchored In Love Divine".
On a side note, Josh White appeared as the guitarist, in their 1929 tune "Wang Wang Harmonica Blues", which I posted yesterday on the YouTube thread.



http://www.yazoorecords.com/2014.htm

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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #84 on: October 31, 2013, 06:04:31 PM »
Hi all

Grayson and Whitter's "Rose Conley" is a nice murder ballad in waltz time. Can you say "nice" in the same sentence as "murder"? Maybe on a Halloween night you can?



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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #85 on: October 31, 2013, 06:16:23 PM »
Another murder ballad in waltz time is Charlie Monroe's "Down in the Willow Garden".



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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #86 on: January 04, 2014, 12:23:49 AM »
Hi all

The North Carolina Hawaiians (a group of unknown musicians) recorded their "Wednesday Night Waltz" in 1928. The tune starts as a waltz, but turns to a double-tempo 4/4 halfway through.



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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #87 on: January 10, 2014, 01:15:42 PM »

   

   * "In A Cool Shady Nook"--Sam McGee


Here it is, freshly on YouTube:



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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #88 on: January 29, 2014, 02:55:30 PM »
Hi Pan,
Furry Lewis does "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" in 3/4 on the Blues Horizon double CD set he shares with Joe Callicott.
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Re: Waltzes played by CB artists?
« Reply #89 on: January 29, 2014, 04:39:55 PM »
Hi Pan,
Furry Lewis does "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" in 3/4 on the Blues Horizon double CD set he shares with Joe Callicott.
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Johnm

Thank you John! I'll add him on the list!



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