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Author Topic: What Country Blues musicians would you most like to have seen perform?  (Read 7627 times)

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Offline hortig78rpm

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whow......, somebody knows andy boy!!! he was maybe the most complex and technically brilliantest piano player in history. but as long Ive done my researches on the santa fee group, not a small piece on his live could be found except the meories, robert shaw told me.

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Offline doctorpep

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It would be great if someone like McCormick could have checked out the Santa Fe situation in greater depth, or did he? Please inform this arrogant youngster! Perhaps looking for an Andy Boyd (common enough surname that is as close to "Boy" as you can get) would unearth some clues.
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Offline hortig78rpm

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mccormack still refuses to give away infos on his work ( except for lots of money as I know)
have a look into "blues & rhythm", where I did a two part article on texas blues piano last year.based on interjews with robert shaw, lavada durst or alex moore, I did in the early 8o`s , Ive found death certificates of nearly all texas pianists, from KD johanson up to bernice edwards ( even found bessie tucker`s ). but I did`nt find any infos on:
" andy, andrew, anthony boy ", same as for rob cooper. indeed you`re right, names which are not seldom. same fate I met on my latest project, montana taylor.

regards from austria
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Offline Mark Miller

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I understand that his playing is not technically as amazing as Blind Blake or Robert Johnson, but Miss. John Hurt is my favorite, by a lot.  And I never saw anyone play, so no one is eliminated.

Next on my list is Rev. Gary Davis.  Kind of surprised no one has mentioned him yet.  Pretty amazing guitar player.

Offline hortig78rpm

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no, andy boy (boyd)n is one of the most brilliant piano players in the blues-ideom. but please ( and not be angry), don`t put robert johnson among the technically outstanding guitarrists. there had been legions of musicians, both on or not on record, who would beat him everytime.
hurt, blake, willie walker, shure among the best, but listen to the LoC recordings of "blind joe"........

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I'm a great fan of "Blind Joe" as well
Pity we only know one thing about him : his name...
He recorded only two songs in 1934; they are so spooky-close to Blind Blake's way of playing one could wonder...did he learn this from Blake's recordings or did he meet Blake and learned from him directly...maybe they spend some time together in a school for the blind...

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+1 on Blind Joe. Enigmatic guitar genius recorded in the state pen, Raleigh, North Carolina, 19 December 1934, and that's all anyone seems to know. Hear him on CD, Red River Blues 1934-1943, Travelin' Man. Whoever this man was he had put a lot of time into his playing.

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Sylvester Weaver together with Walter Beasley!!!!!!!!
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Casey Bill Weldon with whoever played the guitar solo on "You Shouldn't Do That".

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When somebody (at last!) will invent that f... time machine, my choice will be fast: Blind Lemon!
I treasure many reissues of pre-war blues records, but I think there is only a man I can hardly visualize playing and singing, no matter how many times I listen his records or look at "that" picture. He's not a normal human being yet, but some strange kind of (lo-fidelity) musical entity to me. The Paramount engineers should be some day judged by crime againts humanity too.
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Offline JohnLeePimp

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Say, I was curious as to whether anyone here did see Buddy Moss perform... and would kindly share some about it
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Hi,
I saw Buddy Moss perform in a blues workshop at the (I believe) 1964 Philadelphia Folk Festival.  It was an embarrassment of riches sort of situation--also appearing in the same workshop were John Hurt, Skip James, Son House, Rev. Davis, and Blind Connie Williams.  I remember being underwhelmed by Buddy Moss at the time--I think he did "Chesterfield", and he was too slick for my taste at that time.  I was just a kid, though, and didn't know anything.  I would dearly love to be able to re-hear Buddy's performance at that workshop with my current set of ears and listening experience, but it doesn't work that way.
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Next on my list is Rev. Gary Davis.  Kind of surprised no one has mentioned him yet.  Pretty amazing guitar player.

Rev. Davis is probably not mentioned as much because a lot of people saw him is my guess. I know Frankie would have wanted to see him for sure!
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Next on my list is Rev. Gary Davis.  Kind of surprised no one has mentioned him yet.  Pretty amazing guitar player.

Rev. Davis is probably not mentioned as much because a lot of people saw him is my guess. I know Frankie would have wanted to see him for sure!

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Offline Steve Pajik

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I'd give anything to go back in time, travel to Avalon, Mississippi, and sit outside that store and listen to John Hurt play. I could sit there for hours. Actually, I'd also give anything to go back in time to the 60's and watch him play after his "re-discovery". :)

I also reckon it'd be a blast to chug back a few beers while listening to Scott Dunbar near Lake Mary.  8)

Can you imagine going back in time and watching Blind Lemon Jefferson playing on a street corner?!! Or Charley Patton at a juke joint?!! Wow.

And, oh man, would it ever be awesome to watch Skip James recording "I'm so glad" in 1931. My head would explode seeing that!  :P

So many more I'd like to see ...

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