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Author Topic: Bo Carter songs in Movies.  (Read 1252 times)

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Offline Dazza

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Bo Carter songs in Movies.
« on: June 22, 2009, 08:05:34 AM »
Hello everyone.
                     I turned on the television recently and was amazed to hear a Bo Carter song being played in a movie. The movie was "Life" starring Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence and the song was playing in the background in a fictional 1930's bar.
        When I checked the credits at the end of the movie I was informed that two Bo Carter songs were credited.
         I am a big Bo Carter fan and it was interesting to hear his songs being used.
         May I ask if anyone has information about any other Bo Carter material used in other visual media.
          Thanks, Dazza.


Offline natterjack

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Re: Bo Carter songs in Movies.
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2009, 08:21:08 AM »
I seem to remember some Bukka White in this one. Don't recall any Bo, but then I probably wasn't paying attention...

Offline Dazza

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Re: Bo Carter songs in Movies.
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2009, 08:38:16 AM »
Hi Natterjack.
                  I didn't catch the start of the movie and the Bo Carter song I did hear was being played in the background in a fictional bar with the actors talking over the music. However it was there and it took me by surprize.
         I am now wondering whether this would have been a likely scenario in the 1930's. Bo Carter music being played in a bar. Did they have duke boxes back then?!!!

Offline GhostRider

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Re: Bo Carter songs in Movies.
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2009, 09:04:33 AM »
Dazza:

They certianly did have juke boxes in the '30's. Elijah Wald even discusses their contents in his Robert Johnson book.

Alex

Offline Dazza

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Re: Bo Carter songs in Movies.
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2009, 09:44:34 AM »
Thanks Alex. I'll check out that book too.

Offline Mr.OMuck

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Re: Bo Carter songs in Movies.
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2009, 02:49:57 PM »
My post from May 31th


Movies w/ Blues or Blues related content
in Weenie Campbell Main Forum


   
Re: Movies w/ Blues or Blues related content
? Reply #79 on: May 31, 2009, 05:00:23 PM ?
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I don't know if anyone's mentioned the film "Life" with Eddie Murphy & Martin Lawrence. The tale of two small time  New York hustlers sent down to Mississippi to do a bootleg run in the mid thirties.I heard Bo Carter singing Banana in your Fruit Basket, someone who I'm pretty certain was Kokomo Arnold and Parchman Farm, the '39? version (Bukka White) with bass, drums and electric guitar added, doing surprisingly little violence to the original.
I didn't get to watch the whole film, but it seemed pretty typical Hollywood fare with the exception of the music and superior set design and camera work,(notable actually).
Re: Movies w/ Blues or Blues related content
? Reply #80 on: May 31, 2009, 05:48:27 PM ?

Not Kokomo Arnold but the redoubtable Casey Bill Weldon. Since they share a Yazoo CD I'll forgive my misattribution.

"Two-Timin' Woman"
Written by Casey Bill Weldon (as William Weldon)
Performed by Casey Bill Weldon
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing


"Banana in Your Fruit Basket"
Written by Bo Carter (as A. Chatmon)
Performed by Bo Carter
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing


"Let Me Roll Your Lemon"
Written by Bo Carter (as A. Chatmon)
Performed by Bo Carter
Courtesy of Shanachie Entertainment Corp.


"Parchman Farm Blues"
Written and Performed by Bukka White
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing

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Offline Dazza

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Re: Bo Carter songs in Movies.
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2009, 06:33:19 PM »
Thanks for your information Mr. OMuck. I didn't see your post of May 31st before. I searched the forum before I posted, but failed to find this thread. Lots of information here.
          Thanks, Daryl.
       
                                       

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