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Julius Lester came in with a music caravan. Bob Dylan was there, Pete Seeger, Theodore Bikel. But what they forgot about was that for about 100 miles around, [they] had some of the best traditional music ever. And we didn't have the consciousness then to pull that together, you know, to pull in those living legends of blues men and women who were right there - Worth Long, organizer for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, talking about a movement festival in Greenwood, Mississippi in 1960s

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Offline Johnm

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Hi all,
I though it might be fun to get people's perspectives on this question--no right or wrong answers, of course, and no explanation required unless you feel like it.  I'll get the ball rolling with a couple with no explanation.  This might work best if we don't each do a laundry list of people, but however you care to go is okay.
   * Blind Lemon Jefferson
   * Luke Jordan
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Re: What Country Blues musicians would you most like to have seen perform?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2011, 01:54:56 PM »
Easy one to reply to John, I agree with your list. + Blind Blake...Blind Lemon would be my first choice however and by a long way.





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Re: What Country Blues musicians would you most like to have seen perform?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2011, 02:34:04 PM »
Blind Blake -- for a lot of obvious reasons -- the least of which would be so that I could finally say authoritatively that he played with two fingers.

Lonnie Johnson -- I'd beg him to play "Got the Blues for the West End."


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Re: What Country Blues musicians would you most like to have seen perform?
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2011, 02:43:16 PM »
hello friend,
in a word; Patton.
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Re: What Country Blues musicians would you most like to have seen perform?
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2011, 02:57:48 PM »
in a word; Patton.
And Fuller, though not necessarily at the same time, natch.

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Re: What Country Blues musicians would you most like to have seen perform?
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2011, 03:06:14 PM »
Lemon would be at the top of my list. Patton would be right up there too.

I'd love to have seen Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe.

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Re: What Country Blues musicians would you most like to have seen perform?
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2011, 03:16:41 PM »
Kokomo Arnold

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Re: What Country Blues musicians would you most like to have seen perform?
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2011, 04:15:38 PM »
Blind Willie McTell!!! and Blind Blake.

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Re: What Country Blues musicians would you most like to have seen perform?
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2011, 04:17:08 PM »
Patton, closely followed by Lemon.

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Re: What Country Blues musicians would you most like to have seen perform?
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2011, 04:25:48 PM »
Love seen all y'all the finest players
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Re: What Country Blues musicians would you most like to have seen perform?
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2011, 05:35:31 PM »
Blind Boy Fuller. From what I have heard he was a nice fellow, no drunkard, noone to start an argument or a fight, just a tiny fine fellow :)
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Re: What Country Blues musicians would you most like to have seen perform?
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2011, 06:11:55 PM »
Are you kiddin'? Frank Stokes, hands down.

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Re: What Country Blues musicians would you most like to have seen perform?
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2011, 06:37:53 PM »
Fun post, John

Blind Blake, Buddy Moss, and John Hurt.

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Re: What Country Blues musicians would you most like to have seen perform?
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2011, 06:45:04 PM »
From a "I want to see their technique" point of view:

Patton
Blake
Jefferson
Bo Weavil Jackson

I think it would have been pretty amazing to see Son House with his band in the late '30s/early '40s, too.

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Re: What Country Blues musicians would you most like to have seen perform?
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2011, 07:19:15 PM »
Patton
Blake
Jefferson
Bo Weavil Jackson

took the words right out of my mouth, although I think I'd rather be able to see the Mississippi Mudsteppers (Vinson/L. Chatmon/C. McCoy) than Blake (as much as I love Blake!).

Bo Weavil Jackson, though!  I'd love to have seen that guy!

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