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Author Topic: Songs That Set New Lyrics to Melodies of "Careless Love" or "Corinna, Corinna"  (Read 3065 times)

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Offline uncle bud

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Cl?oma Breaux Falcon did a version of "Careless Love" as "L'amour indiff?rent":




Offline banjochris

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I believe Hattie Burleson's wonderful "Bye Bye Baby Blues" qualifies for "Careless Love":

« Last Edit: February 25, 2018, 08:36:32 AM by Johnm »

Offline Pan

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Hi all

I wonder if Texas Alexander's "Mama I Heard You Brought It Right Back Home" would qualify as a "Careless Love" -like melody? It's note a note to note reproduction, but sounds close enough at least to my ears.
Anyway, it's a really pretty tune, with pianist Eddie Heywood beautifully backing Alexander. Unfortunately the song isn't on YouTube, but those of you who have access to Spotify can hear it here:

http://open.spotify.com/track/0jQE6xnwJm7u8hNoNZRSbs

Cheers

Pan

Edited to add: I see that Johnm has already transcribed the lyrics and analyzed the song form on this thread:
http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=460.30
« Last Edit: March 23, 2014, 04:15:02 PM by Pan »

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Hi all,
I found this over on YouTube.  It's one I'd not previously heard done to the melody of "Careless Love".  It's Bob Coleman's "Sing Song Blues", which he played out of F position in standard tuning.  It seems like its mis-titled, should be "Sing Sing Blues".



All best,
Johnm
« Last Edit: February 24, 2018, 09:14:53 AM by Johnm »

Offline Pan

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Hi all.

I've come across two tunes that should fit the Careless Love mold.

Little Hat Jones' very beatiful "Bye Bye Baby Blues"



And the equally pretty "The truth About The Thing" by Leroy Carr



Cheers

Pan

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Offline banjochris

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Not different lyrics but the Leake County Revelers sneak a pass or two at "Careless Love" into "Leake County Blues."

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Hi all,
Papa Charlie Jackson does not put new lyrics to it, but he uses the melody of "Careless Love" for his solo on "Mumsy Mumsy Blues", much as did the Leake County Revelers in the "Leake County Blues" that Chris cited.
All best,
Johnm

Offline harry

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Where's that McTell photo from? Last Session LP? I've never seen it anywhere.

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Taken at the same time as the Last Session pic. It seems to have surfaced quite recently. I would assume Sam Charters had it from Ed Rhoades.
Chris

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Stefan Wirz has a decent jpeg of the picture on his Blind Willie McTell page, with this attribution:

Blind Willie McTell 1956
source: Robert Langmuir Collection
at Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University
photographer: Ed Rhodes


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Hi all,
Here's another song done to the tune of "Careless Love" that I just found:  Josh White's "Southern Exposure" (weird title).  He works out of Vestapol here as he did on many of his early Gospel numbers, and he is slick, slick, slick.



SOLO

Well, I work all the week in the blazin' sun
Lord, I work all the week in the blazin' sun
Lord, I work all the week in the blazin' sun
Can't buy my shoes, Lord, when my payday come

I ain't treated no better than a mountain goat
I ain't treated no better than a mountain goat
I ain't treated no better, Lord, than a mountain goat
Boss takes my crop and a poll tax takes my vote

SOLO

I'm leavin' here 'caouse I just can't stay
Yes, I'm leavin' here, just can't stay
Lord, I'm lea-leavin' here 'cause I just can't stay
I'm goin' where I can get more decent pay

All best,
Johnm
« Last Edit: February 25, 2018, 08:37:57 AM by Johnm »

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Hi all,
Here's one that uses the melody of "Corinna, Corinna", "Sweet Alberta" by the Jackson Blue Boys, who were evidently Bo Carter, Walter Vinson and Charlie McCoy.  Here is the trio's performance:



All best,
Johnm
« Last Edit: September 14, 2016, 08:52:54 PM by Johnm »

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Hi all,
Random and Rare just posted "Troublesome Mind Blues", by Bert M. Mays, recorded in 1927, on his youtube channel, and it uses the melody to "Careless Love".  Here it is:



All best,
Johnm

 


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