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Offline Parlor Picker

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Re: Tell It To Me ? Quote Drive 2010
« Reply #75 on: November 25, 2010, 08:41:45 AM »
My songs, they have just the one chord, there's none of that fancy stuff you hear now, with lots of chords in one song. If I find another chord,
I leave it for another song. - Junior Kimbrough
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Re: Tell It To Me ? Quote Drive 2010
« Reply #76 on: November 26, 2010, 10:30:46 PM »
"Hurt would introduce 'Coffee Blues' by declaring that his favorite coffee was Maxwell House because it was 'good till the last drop.' This is the kind of song that comes with a wink and a nudge. At the Gaslight, the mug Hurt would bring to the stage was not filled with coffee, but with a spot of whiskey." ? John Milward, notes from Mississippi John Hurt, The Complete Studio Recordings
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Re: Tell It To Me ? Quote Drive 2010
« Reply #77 on: November 27, 2010, 08:21:46 AM »
I'm with Junior Kimbrough, he played uke as well.
(That's enough of that. Ed)

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Re: Tell It To Me ? Quote Drive 2010
« Reply #78 on: November 27, 2010, 09:26:11 AM »
My songs, they have just the one chord, there's none of that fancy stuff you hear now, with lots of chords in one song. If I find another chord,
I leave it for another song. - Junior Kimbrough

"It's cool to change chords and all, but you really don't have to." -- Corey Harris, teaching a workshop at PT 2009
« Last Edit: November 27, 2010, 09:29:09 AM by lindy »

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Re: Tell It To Me ? Quote Drive 2010
« Reply #79 on: December 06, 2010, 07:14:24 PM »
"You think you been livin' but you just been campin' out." -- Ben Curry, "Hot Dog"

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Re: Tell It To Me ? Quote Drive 2010
« Reply #80 on: December 09, 2010, 11:58:16 AM »
This here number was sung way back yonder. My grandmother sung it, my grandmother's mother sung it, my mother's grandmother's mother's mother's grandmother sung it. Way back yonder, 500 years old. - Rev. Gary Davis introduces Children of Zion, From Blues to Gospel

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Re: Tell It To Me ? Quote Drive 2010
« Reply #81 on: December 15, 2010, 12:13:57 PM »
This is an unlucky country, and that's what I've always heard
You'll be looking for me tomorrow, and I'll be disappeared

Papa Eggshell--"Far From Home"

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Re: Tell It To Me ? Quote Drive 2010
« Reply #82 on: December 26, 2010, 11:07:08 AM »
Hi all,
Here is a wonderful quote from the recently-deceased great Classical pianist, Radu Lupu, that is so much how I feel about the music we play.

"The artist should have his own voice.  Everyone tells a story differently and that story should be told compellingly and spontaneously.  If it is not compelling and convincing, it is without value.  The most important thing is to play.  "Enjoy" is not the word, but to be able to feel that I give something genuine of myself.  Then I might be satisfied."--Radu Lupu

All best,
Johnm


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Re: Tell It To Me ? Quote Drive 2010
« Reply #83 on: December 26, 2010, 12:21:50 PM »
"You don't have to play all the notes, just the right ones."  Dave MacKenzie from the song 'King of the Blues (I Ain't Even Tryin')'

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Re: Tell It To Me ? Quote Drive 2010
« Reply #84 on: December 27, 2010, 11:11:49 AM »
"The great Robert Johnson may be dead but he can still make the hair rise on my head, I love the country blues, gimme the country blues, without the country blues I do believe I would lose my mind."       Aaron Burton from the song 'Country Blues'

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Re: Tell It To Me ? Quote Drive 2010
« Reply #85 on: December 27, 2010, 07:52:05 PM »
2010 is drawing to a close so to get in under the wire here are some from RMS's Hoagy biography:

America is world-famous, after all, for celebrating the new, living in the moment. How quick we are to discard, to expunge what is not immediately relevant to us - Richard Sudhalter's musings on his way home from a cruise ship gig after drawing a blank with two backpackers when discussing Hoagy Carmichael and Stardust

"Every minute I could I banged away, hunting chords on the old upright," Carmichael recalled; "there are no sounds more irritating than unfound music" - Hoagy Carmichael, early days in Bloomington, Indiana

There are no sounds more irritating than unfound music, how very true. Unless you are the explorer of course.

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Re: Tell It To Me ? Quote Drive 2010
« Reply #86 on: January 15, 2011, 08:30:56 AM »
Theses are exccellent, after reading a coupla hundred my eyes started to hurt... so I'll just turn my monitor brightness down and add a few others to it

"I had so much Chicken 'till I heard a cluckin in my sleep" Blind Joe Reynolds - Third Street Woman

"One train's at the depot with the red and blue lights behind
Well, the blue light's the blues, the red light's the worried mind" Blind Lemon Jefferson - Dry South Blues (might've been quoted before but i think it's great just the same)

"Uncle Sam leave me alone, I got to watch these pretty women while their other men is gone" Bukka White - Army Blues

...so blue I shade a part of this town.

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Re: Tell It To Me ? Quote Drive 2010
« Reply #87 on: January 17, 2011, 01:54:53 PM »
"The way that gal kill up men, the graveyard ain't got much more room"

Last line from Lonnie Johnson's "Low Down St. Louis Blues" Obviously a fan.

Alex

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Re: Tell It To Me ? Quote Drive 2010
« Reply #88 on: January 17, 2011, 04:11:49 PM »
Don't know if you already have this one:

"A fiddle is like a dog -- it can sense fear."

Mike Seeger, encouraging a beginning fiddler.

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Re: Tell It To Me ? Quote Drive 2010
« Reply #89 on: January 18, 2011, 07:55:44 PM »
Hey people it's 2011 already! (cheers for kicking it off unezrider)

Post more in the 2011 thread at http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?amp;Itemid=128&topic=7227.0
« Last Edit: January 18, 2011, 07:57:18 PM by Rivers »

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