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Re: Blues And Gospel 1890-1943 4th Edition Amendments
« Reply #30 on: November 21, 2008, 05:18:42 PM »
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Rosie says "Oh, play it Mr. Charlie, a long time and a heap of it".
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Re: Blues And Gospel 1890-1943 4th Edition Amendments
« Reply #31 on: November 24, 2008, 04:58:52 AM »
Yep, that's definitely Charlie McCoy on 'Stranger Blues'. Shows you how close I was listening. So this is a JSP mistake, not B&GR. Ignore posts.
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Re: Blues And Gospel 1890-1943 4th Edition Amendments
« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2008, 05:40:00 AM »
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...this is a JSP mistake, not B&GR

I don't have them, but I suspect that the mistake is present in earlier versions of B&GR and was corrected in the 4th edition.  The Document issue of the complete Ishmon Bracey contains "Stranger Blues", listing Bracey on guitar.  The discographical info for that would have come from B&GR 3. 

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Re: Blues And Gospel 1890-1943 4th Edition Amendments
« Reply #33 on: January 31, 2009, 06:54:45 AM »
Ramblin' Thomas' 'Hard Dallas Blues #4' seems to have turned up after B&GR 4th ed. was published. Document have it on 'Too Late Vol.10', Catfish have it on their 2000 'Ramblin' Thomas - Hard Dallas' release (KATCD173, 'Penguin Guide To Rec Blues' states that this has been deleted) & JSP seem to have it on their Texas Masters box. Go this thread for some extra info
http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?amp;Itemid=128&topic=316.0
. . . & maybe this would be the best place for Bunker to post his findings as to the discovery of this tune.
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Re: Blues And Gospel 1890-1943 4th Edition Amendments
« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2009, 05:36:47 PM »
Henry Johnson, of Henry Johnson And His Boys, is listed as playing cello, violin, and hurdy-gurdy.  To me, it sounds like he's mostly playing a one-string fiddle tuned pretty low.  Whatever that is on "Hawaiian Harmony Blues" and "Down Home Special", it sure ain't a hurdy-gurdy.

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Re: Blues And Gospel 1890-1943 4th Edition Amendments
« Reply #35 on: July 11, 2009, 11:57:03 AM »
Looks like test pressings of Ma Rainey's 'Slow Driving Moan' (4709-2) & 'Gone Daddy Blues' (4691-1) (from 1927) have been sold on Ebay. All the details & pics of the 78 available here

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=110403891439#ebayphotohosting
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