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Author Topic: What Country Blues musicians would you most like to have seen perform?  (Read 7616 times)

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Offline Mr.OMuck

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Re: What Country Blues musicians would you most like to have seen perform?
« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2011, 06:47:17 PM »
Big Bill
Bessie Smith
Blind Willie Johnson
Washington Phillips
King Solomon Hill
Charlie Patton
Lemon
Garfield Akers
B.W.McTell

in no specific order

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Offline Pan

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Re: What Country Blues musicians would you most like to have seen perform?
« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2011, 01:31:09 AM »
Willie Walker & Sam Brooks would get my attention 100 %  8)

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Offline Lyndvs

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Re: What Country Blues musicians would you most like to have seen perform?
« Reply #32 on: February 21, 2011, 02:15:59 AM »
Patton,Skippy and Lemon would be my top three.However there are so many-McTell,Bo,Lonnie Johnson with Eddie Lang.The jug Bands-cannon,will shade,three j`s,Birmingham.I`d also loved to have seen Sam Collins,King Solomon Hill,Blind Joe(Willie)Reynolds and a young
Henry Townsend.There are so many more.
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Re: What Country Blues musicians would you most like to have seen perform?
« Reply #33 on: February 21, 2011, 04:09:28 AM »
Memphis Jug Band.

Sleepy John Estes...pre-rediscovery...

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Offline JohnLeePimp

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Re: What Country Blues musicians would you most like to have seen perform?
« Reply #34 on: February 21, 2011, 08:55:58 AM »
Seriously though... no love for Robert Johnson?
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Offline harry

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Re: What Country Blues musicians would you most like to have seen perform?
« Reply #35 on: February 21, 2011, 09:22:19 AM »
Seriously though... no love for Robert Johnson?

Check my earlier comment...

Offline jostber

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Re: What Country Blues musicians would you most like to have seen perform?
« Reply #36 on: February 21, 2011, 01:04:03 PM »
Louie Lasky would be hot to catch live as well.


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Re: What Country Blues musicians would you most like to have seen perform?
« Reply #37 on: February 21, 2011, 06:48:05 PM »
Charlie Patton, too :) If I had had the possibility, I?d have requested a 30 minute version of "High Water" or the "Bird Nest Bound"/"Love My Stuff"/"Screaming" tune family.

Blind Lemon. I am sure this would have been extremely instructive as to how and why his influence was so big as it was. Nowadays we need lots of imagination and reading until we come to appreciate his style. I bet lots of his reputation had to do about how he was as an unrestricted by the 3 minute format performer.
( I like Blind Lemon a lot but needed years to and I think I can express now why.)

Peg Leg Howell, you are right! I have always loved his rough yet so friendly sounding voice. It would have been a ball having been allowed to join the "gang" playing "Lonesome Blues" or "Beaver Slide Rag".

Blind Blake, yes. Seeing him do West Coast Blues, or witnessing the 3 takes session of Dry Bone Shuffle and That Will Never Happen No More. Though I might have been mightly turned off by the way the record producers may have treated their artists in the studio....

Seeing Papa Charlie Jackson on the Maxwell Street Market doing Salty Dog and Shake That Thing and Mama Don?t You Think I Know.

Kansas Joe & Memphis Minnie, definitely agree! "What?s The Matter With The Mill", I bet all the audience was throwing in additional comments all the time, also doing "Don?t Want No Woman I Have To Give My Money To" . Funny and also highly controversial; in combination with gambling and losing and alcohol, might have been a rough atmosphere so I might rather find myself in the backrow... same with a Charlie Patton/Willie Brown Saturday night gig. I?m a coward!
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Re: What Country Blues musicians would you most like to have seen perform?
« Reply #38 on: February 21, 2011, 09:04:33 PM »
Also, I'd like to go back in time and sneak a good quality tape or hard disk recorder into certain rooms in Richmond and Grafton. And order a bunch of stuff from 78 mail order.

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Re: What Country Blues musicians would you most like to have seen perform?
« Reply #39 on: February 22, 2011, 03:46:58 AM »
Don?t forget to ask, shortly before WWII, if you can have all those unused, unfound, unissued alternate takes that lie around there as potential scap metal :(
You?d outshine collectors like Joe Bussard!
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Re: What Country Blues musicians would you most like to have seen perform?
« Reply #40 on: February 22, 2011, 04:03:47 AM »
i'd like to see how skip james functioned as a performer at a party. he's one of my all time favorites, but he doesn't seem like a zippidy doo-dah kind of guy, maybe relied on lots of piano.  maybe if i heard his '31 i'm so glad take with a kazoo i might have more confidence in his ability to 'bring the party' or whatever.  i picture him more creeping/bumming everybody out, the party ends around 10:30, and early to church on sunday.

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Re: What Country Blues musicians would you most like to have seen perform?
« Reply #41 on: February 22, 2011, 04:15:08 AM »
Without a doubt Lemon & Patton. I already have watched them live many times in my dreams  :)
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Offline swimn4ever

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Re: What Country Blues musicians would you most like to have seen perform?
« Reply #42 on: February 22, 2011, 01:36:29 PM »

First and foremost, my favorite, Blind Blake.

Then Blind Boy Fuller and Robert Johnson.


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Re: What Country Blues musicians would you most like to have seen perform?
« Reply #43 on: February 22, 2011, 02:18:53 PM »

 Sure would have loved to have spent a day being around: John Jackson, Sam Chatmon, Curly Weaver and Son House.
 
 Or R.L. Burnside, Brownie McGee, Bill Broonzy, John Dee Holman. I could then die a happy man.

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Re: What Country Blues musicians would you most like to have seen perform?
« Reply #44 on: February 22, 2011, 02:19:42 PM »
Hi all

The answer for me is a toss up between Son house  or sleepy John Estes  or BBF but truthfully any of them

Al
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