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Kafka
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God bless you

Oh, and:

Uncle John Scruggs - “Little Log Cabin Round the Lane” (1928)
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Uncle John Scruggs was an American banjo player, born a slave.

There exists film of him performing the folk ballad “Little Log Cabin Round the Lane” in a minstrel style. The footage was taken by the Fox Movietone News, in Powahatan, Virginia on November 8, 1928. Uncle John Scruggs played 5-string banjo in the traditional clawhammer style. There are no other known recordings of his music.







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Kafka
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Jimmy Logsdon - "Hank Williams Sings The Blues No More" (1953)

Williams had been a mentor for Logsdon, who released this tribute within days of his friend's death.

A few years later, under the name Jimmy Lloyd, Logsdon would release the rockabilly classic "I Got A Rocket In My Pocket"



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Kafka
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Darrell Glenn - "Crying in the Chapel" (1953) -- Original version






The Orioles - "Crying in the Chapel" (1953 -- The doo wop cover from later in the year





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Great thread Kafka!!!

I contributed earlier in the thread. You were very kind with your response. I will try to add more later.

We need more remarkably educational threads like this. You are super. Keep up the fantastic research and posting to your amazingly informative thread.




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Kafka
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Lucille Bogan - "Shave 'Em Dry" (1935) -- NSFW
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Her final recordings with Roland and Josh White included two takes of "Shave 'Em Dry", recorded in New York on Tuesday March 5, 1935. The unexpurgated alternate take is notorious for its explicit sexual references, a unique record of the lyrics sung in after-hours adult clubs... by far the most explict blues song preserved at a commercial pre-war recording session






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Kafka
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The Life & Death of a Bluesman (1987)

BBC radio documentary on the life of Leroy Carr (1904-1935), including many of his songs. The veddy British narrator can be a bit jarring, but he seems to know his stuff.







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Originally recorded in 1928

The Carter Family- Wildwood Flower

Fun fact: that was the first song my grandpa learned on guitar and also the first I learned on guitar


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Cripple CreekHobart Smith



BigOrangeBri
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1924

Clarence Ashley- Deep Holler

1928
House Carpenter

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Kafka, again great thread, I've been lurking but here goes....

here's someone that Eric Clapton drooled over

Rev. Gary Davis (1896-1972)

death don't have no mercy........ rev Gary Davis

Reverend Gary Davis - Cocaine Blues

if this sounds familiar, Bob Dylan covered Cocaine.

Rev. Gary Davis

a music write up ...

some Piedmont blues .....

91 yr old Etta James with Kenny Wayne Sheppard

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Feat. Etta Baker - Knoxville Rag - USA 2006

ETTA BAKER - Piedmont Blues


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Good thread


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Delta & Louisiana Blues

00:00 - I Be's Troubled -- Muddy Waters
03:05 - Cross Road Blues -- Robert Johnson
05:38 - I'm a Guitar King - Tommy McClennan
08:28 - Sitting On Top of the World -- The Mississippi Sheiks
11:33 - Fare Thee Well -- Joe Callicott
14:44 - Devil Got My Woman -- Skip James
17:44 - Little Girl In Rome -- Otto Virgial
20:23 - Good Morning Little Schoolgirl - Sonny Boy Williamson
23:25 - Baby Please Don't Go - Big Joe Williams
26:49 - Avalon Blues - Mississippi John Hurt
29:53 - Cottonfield Blues - Garfield Akers
32 :48 - Labor Blues - Tom Dickinson
35:49 - Falling Down Blues - Robert Wilkins
38:28 - Don't You Want to Know - The Delta Boys
41:38 - New Stock Yard Blues - Tim Wilkins
44:36 - Easin' Back to Tennessee - Sleepy John Estes
47:18 - Shake' Em On Down - Bukka White
50:21 - Got the blues - Mississippi John Hurt
53:13 - Come on in my kitchen - Robert Johnson
56:04 - Pretty baby blues - Bukka White
58:39 - Packing trunk blues - Lead Belly
01:01:34 - So lonesome - Ramblin Thomas
01:04:19 - Whiskey and women - Black Ace
01:07:35 - Bye bye bird - Sonny Boy Williamson
01:10:34 - Going through the bushes - Robert Pete Williams
01:14:06 - Magnolia blues - Charley Patton
01:17:13 - Future blues - Willie Brown
01:20:12 - Detroit blues - Tampa Red
01:23:36 - New York city - Lead Belly
01:26:42 - Joe Kirby - Charley Patton
01:29:52 - Stop breaking down - Sonny Boy Williamson
01:32:49 - Parchman farm blues - Bukka White
01:35:33 - Walking blues - Son House
01:38:33 - Jail House blues - Sam Collins
01:41:05 - Whose Muddy shoes - Elmore James


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Kafka
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In honor of BB King's passing:

Roy Hawkins - "The Thrill Is Gone" (1951)






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keep coming back to this guy

Image: http://thumbpicker1812.co.uk/attachments/Image/mississippi-john-hurt-jeff-d-ottavio.jpg width = 250


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In retrospect, it's easy to see why the Okeh records failed. For one thing, despite the fact that a number of his songs have the word "blues" in the title (a concession to commercial trends of the time as much as anything, perhaps), they're not blues. Hurt belongs to an older, pre-blues tradition. Although people often think of the blues as an ancient music, overwhelming evidence points to its having come into being in the early years of this century. The fact that John Hurt worked with fiddle players shows that he was more conversant with older styles. Furthermore, the large number of story-songs in his repertoire puts him in what is known as the "songster" tradition, since blues, for the most part, have no narrative content. And finally, you won't hear a bent note in any of John Hurt's music (although he does play slide guitar on one track on this collection, "Talking Casey," a song he probably learned much later). His style owes more to the pre-blues ragtime technique than it does to any of the more modern music being made just a few miles away from where he grew up. Also, he was older than the majority of the blues musicians being recorded at the time, so it makes sense that his music would hearken to an earlier time.


Mississippi John Hurt - Frankie

Mississippi John Hurt - C. C. Rider

Mississippi John Hurt - Lonesome Valley


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