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Wouldn't you know that fellow'd get get somewhere like that. He came into Greenville when I was home on leave and he gives a dance, There were posters up and everything about him being Blind Boy number two. The people there wouldn't let me go until I got and played a number and the last time I saw Brownie after I played my number was him walking out the door and going to catch a bus out of town. - Baby Tate speaking of Brownie McGhee, from the liner notes to "The Blues of Baby Tate, See What You Done Done" Bluesville # 1072

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Offline Stuart

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"Unknown Bards" - From Harper's Nov. 2008
« on: January 07, 2011, 03:07:33 PM »
http://www.eyland.org/files/unknown_bards.pdf

Hardly the best scan, but your local library might have it in their holdings.

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Re: "Unknown Bards" - From Harper's Nov. 2008
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2011, 09:52:28 AM »
..thanks, Stuart, I very much enjoyed reading that.  Tom

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Re: "Unknown Bards" - From Harper's Nov. 2008
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2011, 01:26:25 PM »
Thanks for that.

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Re: "Unknown Bards" - From Harper's Nov. 2008
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2011, 01:45:22 PM »
Interesting article. A little bit romantic about it all, but hey, it's Harper's, and aren't we all. I didn't know it was a review until 3,000 words in. I will point out though that the bolted meal revelation in Last Kind Words was available on the Weenie site a good four years before the publication of this article, and discussed prior to that in the old Yahoo group.

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Re: "Unknown Bards" - From Harper's Nov. 2008
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2011, 02:05:24 PM »
The author states that 'Last Kind Words' is a duet between Wiley & Thomas which I'm assuming was Fahey's opinion but I don't think I ever heard two guitars. Anyone else?
Stand By If You Wanna Hear It Again . . .

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Re: "Unknown Bards" - From Harper's Nov. 2008
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2011, 08:42:20 AM »
I've leaned towards one guitar most of the time, although there's something about the sound that suggests the possibility of two, with one playing fairly minimally. The sound over the V chord is a spot where it sort of sounds like two to me at times. And there's a spot at the beginning, at the 0:05 mark, where it sounds like a second guitar.

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Re: "Unknown Bards" - From Harper's Nov. 2008
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2011, 04:06:55 PM »
Sounds like just one guitar to me.

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