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Author Topic: New Blind Blake  (Read 7614 times)

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Offline stunasty 55

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Re: New Blind Blake
« Reply #45 on: January 05, 2018, 09:14:39 AM »
Sup fellas!

You ever consider that Blind Blake was just playing ?in character? for Champagne Charlie? The song seems to be about a sleezy guy who gets drunk every night, rambles town to town meeting young ladies, and even takes a bullet in Louisville?

I think the songs perfect!

Also, seeing that no one has replied here in the last decade, if anyone can help me out, which songs of Blind Blake?s are in the key of E?

Thanks fellas hoping to hear back!

Stu

Offline Prof Scratchy

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Re: New Blind Blake
« Reply #46 on: January 05, 2018, 09:29:39 AM »
Depression Done Gone From Me is in E I think?


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Offline oddenda

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Re: New Blind Blake
« Reply #47 on: January 05, 2018, 07:20:45 PM »
     I think that "Champagne Charlie" and "Miss Emma Liza" are merely examples of Blake's non-blues repertoire. They seem to me like vaudeville pieces and can probably be traced back to sheet music of the day.
     In the same way that Luke Jordan's "Tom Brown Sits in his Prison Cell" sits in his repertoire. Remember that these folks repertoire often went beyond 12-bar stuff! The record companies had certain expectations and therefor much non-blues material was not recorded by them. Musicians had to be able to fulfill variable requests to be successful with their main black audience - note that many folks approaches changed over time as they followed their audience's desires, especially if they moved around... country to city being the big one.

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Offline banjochris

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Re: New Blind Blake
« Reply #48 on: January 05, 2018, 11:57:38 PM »
Depression Done Gone From Me is in E I think?


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