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Offline btasoundsradio

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Re: Electric Guitar in Country Blues
« Reply #45 on: May 06, 2012, 05:58:10 PM »
I FORGOT (maybe these had been mention but:)
Lone town blues (Junior Brooks)
No ridin' blues (Charley Booker)
from Chasin' That Devil Music CD, seriously raw stuff
and anything by Joe Hill Louis and Dr. Ross



BOB LOG!!!
« Last Edit: May 06, 2012, 06:12:54 PM by powerlinehorizon »
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Re: Electric Guitar in Country Blues
« Reply #46 on: May 06, 2012, 07:53:00 PM »
Of the folks I recorded:

          Eddie Kirkland
          Baby Tate
          Frank Edwards
          Henry Johnson
          Robert Lockwood
          Tarheel Slim
          Roy Dunn
          Honeyboy Edwards
          Brownie McGhee (as side-man to Big Chief Ellis)

plenty more unissued.

Peter B.

p.s. - the Lightnin' Hopkins sides for Herald are seriously wonderful.

Peter B.

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Re: Electric Guitar in Country Blues
« Reply #47 on: May 10, 2012, 03:09:04 PM »
I must say I was surprised to hear Mance Lipscomb play an electric guitar on this video:



It was recorded on December 5, 1968 at Mance Lipscomb's house in Navasota, TX by Chris Strachwitz; Mance Lipscomb, voc, g; Frank Lipscomb, b; Wayne Davis, dr

source of information (of course): http://www.wirz.de/music/lipscfrm.htm

Perhaps he felt that the band setting required an electric guitar? Go figure. Anyway, I think he does very well on that track. Not all acoustic players can adopt their technique to an electric instrument very successfully.

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Re: Electric Guitar in Country Blues
« Reply #48 on: May 10, 2012, 04:22:38 PM »
I must say I was surprised to hear Mance Lipscomb play an electric guitar on this video:



It was recorded on December 5, 1968 at Mance Lipscomb's house in Navasota, TX by Chris Strachwitz; Mance Lipscomb, voc, g; Frank Lipscomb, b; Wayne Davis, dr

source of information (of course): http://www.wirz.de/music/lipscfrm.htm

Perhaps he felt that the band setting required an electric guitar? Go figure. Anyway, I think he does very well on that track. Not all acoustic players can adopt their technique to an electric instrument very successfully.

Cheers

Pan

Apparently there's more:



« Last Edit: May 10, 2012, 04:38:33 PM by Pan »

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Re: Electric Guitar in Country Blues
« Reply #49 on: December 24, 2014, 09:11:40 AM »
Hi all,
One of my favorite players who did Country blues on an electric guitar was Andrew Dunham, who recorded out of Detroit in the early '50s--distortion, reverb, he had it all!
All best,
Johnm

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Country blues on electric guitar?
« Reply #50 on: February 26, 2015, 03:12:10 AM »
Hello, I wonder why is it that most people play this style with acoustic guitars? Is it due to respect of the tradition? Or is it due to any kind of sounding posibbilities of the acoustic axe imposible to achieve with the electric one?

Can you give me nice examples of electric country blues?

Thanks!

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Re: Country blues on electric guitar?
« Reply #51 on: February 26, 2015, 06:17:54 AM »
Hello Eduardo,
Welcome to Weenie Campbell!  This thread, "Electric Guitar in Country Blues", has many examples of what you're seeking:  http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=4269.0
All best,
Johnm

 


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