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Author Topic: Blind Joe Taggart's Presto record  (Read 891 times)

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Offline jostber

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Blind Joe Taggart's Presto record
« on: December 04, 2011, 07:48:42 AM »
There is a fine article on Blind Joe Taggart's Presto record from 1948 in the latest edition of Blues & Rhythm: "The Story Of Blind Joe Taggart's Presto record" by Alex van der Tuuk.

Offline jharris

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Re: Blind Joe Taggart's Presto record
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2011, 04:02:31 PM »
A very interesting article and available as a PDF from the Blues & Rhythm website:

http://www.bluesandrhythm.co.uk/documents/BR265-Joel-Taggart.pdf

Offline Cleoma

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Re: Blind Joe Taggart's Presto record
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2011, 06:07:42 PM »
Is it possible to hear these recordings?

Offline Cleoma

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Re: Blind Joe Taggart's Presto record
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2011, 06:13:23 PM »
I see that they are on the CD that comes with the 2012 Blues Calendar.  Along with many other great sides including one of my favorite all-time ones, Ida Cox's Fogyism.

Offline Stuart

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Re: Blind Joe Taggart's Presto record
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2011, 07:46:17 PM »
Is his name Joe or Joel??

Offline RB

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Re: Blind Joe Taggart's Presto record
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2011, 07:15:34 AM »
The van der Truk article is swell, I'm glad to read it, thanks.

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Re: Blind Joe Taggart's Presto record
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2011, 11:16:05 AM »
Joel

Offline Lyndvs

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Re: Blind Joe Taggart's Presto record
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2012, 02:28:25 AM »
I was pleasantly surprised when i heard the Taggart presto on the blues images calendar.I`d heard the the record described as "wrecked" but it sounded much clearer than i expected.It`s a great record,great performances.

 


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