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My Dad alway tells me about listening to Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys when he was in boot camp at Camp Crowder, MO, in the early years of WW2.


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This thread right here, well, it's a good thread.


Good Morning, School Girl - Sonny Boy Williamson I



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This song was originally written around the time of the Civil War. Elvis later sang it with rewritten lyrics:
"Love Me Tender"


Wasn't the name of the song "Aura Lee?"


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Original version


Wouldn't that be Guvnah Jimmie Davis?





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Wouldn't that be Guvnah Jimmie Davis?



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"You Are My Sunshine" is a popular song first recorded in 1939. It has been declared one of the state songs of Louisiana as a result of its association with former state governor and country music singer Jimmie Davis. The song is copyright 1940 Peer International Corporation, words and music by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell.[1] According to a 1990 article by Theodore Pappas, the original song was written by Oliver Hood.


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Two versions of "You Are My Sunshine" were recorded and released prior to Jimmie Davis' version. The first was recorded for Bluebird Records (RCA-Victor's budget label) on August 22, 1939 by The Pine Ridge Boys (Marvin Taylor and Doug Spivey), who were from Atlanta.[3] The second was recorded for Decca Records on September 13, 1939 by The Rice Brothers Gang.[4] This group was originally from north Georgia, but had relocated to Shreveport, Louisiana, where they were performing on the city's KWKH radio station. The version by Jimmie Davis was recorded for Decca Records on February 5, 1940.[5]

Davis and Charles Mitchell are the credited songwriters of "You Are My Sunshine". Davis bought the song and rights from Paul Rice and put his own name on it, a practice not uncommon in the pre-World War II music business.[2] Some early versions of the song, however, do credit the Rice Brothers. According to some accounts, clarinetist Pud Brown was also involved with the Rice Brothers for the song's origin or first arrangement.


Image: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/be/Rice_Brothers_Gang_-_You_Are_My_Sunshine_78_(Decca).jpg width=450


Note the writing credit to Paul Rice.

Yet other sources claim the music is from an old folk song. Only one thing is for sure -- it was not written by Jimmie Davis.


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Jack hires cover of st James infirmary blues is awesome fwiw


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From the You-Learn-Something-Every-Day Dept:

I was going to post the classic suicide song "The Last Letter" (1937) by Rex Griffin (which you can find here) when I went to Rex's Wiki page and found something very interesting:

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In 1956, Carl Perkins adapted his "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby" into his own song and in 1964 The Beatles covered it on the album Beatles for Sale.


Rex Griffin - "Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby" (1936)

Rex Griffin
Image: http://melodishop.com/images/artist/264/634/199634.jpg


Carl Perkins - "Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby" (1957)

The Beatles - "Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby" (1964)

This wasn't the only time for Carl Perkins:

Blind Lemon Jefferson - "Match Box Blues" (1927)

Shelton Brothers - "Match Box Blues" (1949)

Carl Perkins - "Matchbox" (1957) - A classic clip

The Beatles - "Matchbox" (1964) - Ringo on vocal




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Sol Hoopii (1902–1953) was a Native Hawaiian guitarist, claimed by many as the all-time best lap steel guitar virtuoso. The sound he helped popularize would revolutionize both country and blues.

Image: http://i.imgur.com/3wF7E.jpg width=400


Image: http://www.squareone.org/Hapa/solhoopii.jpg width=350


Image: http://www.notecannons.com/pics/MM_FORUM_Sol_Hoopii_Trio.jpg width=350



"St. Louis Blues"

"Kauoha Mai"

"12th Street Rag"
I can't be the only person to think this sounds quite a bit like the (much later) "Third Man Theme"

Very rare film of Sol Hoopii performing
Produced to be shown in bible schools by Aimee Semple McPherson's Evangelical association, this 1943 film of Sol playing religious songs was believed lost for many decades

Image: http://i4.ytimg.com/vi/gb0A2RLE32U/mqdefault.jpg width=400


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Joseph Kekuku (1874–1932), inventor of the steel guitar.

Image: http://www.gansz.org/David/Guitars/Hawaiian/kekuku.JPG width=400


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"Joseph told me that he was walking along a road in Honolulu 42 years ago (c. 1893), holding an old Spanish guitar when he say a rusty bolt on the ground. As he picked it up, the bolt accidentally vibrated one of the strings and produced a new tone that was rather pleasing. After practicing for a time with the metal bolt, Joe experimented with the back of a pocket knife, then with the back of a steel comb and still later on with a highly polished steel (bar) very similar to the sort that is used today."




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Alan Lomax: Recording The World

Alan Lomax wanted to create a record of world sound. From 1933 until he stopped working in 2002, two years before his death, Lomax devoted his life to preserving the folk songs of the past.

He traveled everywhere from Mississippi to Japan searching for folk music, collecting thousands of songs and recording musicians such as Muddy Waters, Woody Guthrie, Vera Hall and Leadbelly, whom he met in a prison.

"[Lomax was] in Angola prison and they ran into one guy who was singer par excellence," says John Szwed, professor of music and jazz studies at Columbia University and the author of the new biography, Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World.

Szwed tells Weekend All Things Considered host Guy Raz, "Everything about him radiated confidence and security in what he was doing."

NPR feature - listen here


Image: http://media.prx.org/prompt/ALanLomax.jpg


Sonny Terry (obscured), Woody Guthrie, Lilly Mae Ledford, Alan Lomax:

Image: http://my.uarts.edu/blog/libraries/files/2012/03/lomax-jp-1-popup1.jpg



Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World (Amazon)

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Emry Arthur - I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow (1928)


had never heard this before, thanks


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re: Old Timey -- a thread for pre-rock country, folk, and blues
I RA'd for sticky


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I RA'd for sticky

whoa dude, slow down -- nowhere near enough people on this board are interested to merit a sticky

But if you contribute a post occasionally, I will try to do likewise, and maybe some other folks will join us -- and we can keep it going.

And who knows? Maybe someone who never dreamed of listening to music older than Justin Bieber will find something they like here, and learn about a whole new musical world....


TheDrunkenTigah
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whoa dude, slow down


Doesn't hurt to ask, and it seems like it stays afloat for a hot minute everytime you bump it. I cruise this thread two or three times a week, and I bet with a sticky it would get a lot of posts that would have never been.


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