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Offline bluesSTL

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Clifford Gibson photograph
« on: September 19, 2009, 09:58:35 AM »
There's a real old thread here that asks about any photographs of pre-war St Louis guitarist Clifford Gibson,
so I thought I'd reply in a new thread.

The new book Devil At The Confluence, has a photo of Gibson from the 1960s working in the Gaslight Square
area of St Louis working a crowd with his dog Roughhouse.

There's also photos of Jesse Johnson and his Deluxe Music shop in 1925
and the only picture of Edith Johnson I've seen.


Offline Bunker Hill

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Re: Clifford Gibson photograph
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2009, 10:15:37 AM »
The new book Devil At The Confluence, has a photo of Gibson from the 1960s working in the Gaslight Square
area of St Louis working a crowd with his dog Roughhouse.

There's also photos of Jesse Johnson and his Deluxe Music shop in 1925
and the only picture of Edith Johnson I've seen.
Paul Oliver interviewed and photographed her in 1960. One of the photos can be seen in Conversation With The Blues (1965 edition, facing page 116) and she discusses her late husband Jesse.

Offline dj

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Re: Clifford Gibson photograph
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2009, 11:21:16 AM »
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There's also photos of Jesse Johnson and his Deluxe Music shop in 1925

Cool!  I'm a big fan of the Johnson's "I Wish I Had Died In Egypt Land" (DOCD 5181, St Louis 1927 - 1933).  What an interesting song that was.  I wish Jesse had recorded more, and that, like Joe "Butterbeans" Edwards, he'd gotten to record something where he really got to cut loose and sing rather than just doing that "vaudeville patter" voice.

 


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