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#31 22/08/2011 at 01:43

Blues Boy King gets a few pals to help out:




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#32 22/08/2011 at 01:56

The incredible Mr. Buddy Guy in the 1960's.




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#33 23/08/2011 at 11:53



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#34 23/08/2011 at 12:01



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#35 16/04/2012 at 21:56

Some good stuff on CDLFs thread recently from you Owling, so I hope you don't mind me resurrecting your blues thread from last year.
This is Geeshie Wiley, who made about half a dozen records around 1930, then vanished without trace, like a lot of them did back then. She was pretty good on the guitar too.



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#36 17/04/2012 at 00:26

Thank you. No, go ahead! It's good that someone remembered it.

I loved that, btw, and I've never heard of her!  

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#37 18/04/2012 at 12:17

Famously covered years later by Nirvana. Kurt Cobain's rendition of this song was probably his finest ever vocal performance. Leadbelly's original ain't too shabby either.

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#38 18/04/2012 at 12:19





Cft !! 

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#39 20/04/2012 at 11:26

Billie Holiday's Columbia record label refused to let her record this, so she recorded and released it on Commodore in 1939. Columbia were afraid of reprisals from white supremacists. Not surprising, since it's about lynchings.

"Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze
Strange fruit hanging freom the poplar trees"

You can only imagine what courage it took for her to release this song.



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#40 23/04/2012 at 22:37

Sonny Boy Williamson with a cracking live performance, featuring the mighty Otis Spann on piano.

The audience shots are a bit wierd, though you don't see them till right near the end. Maybe white middle class folks didn't know how to react in 1963, but it's strange to see them all sat with their arms folded.



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#41 25/04/2012 at 15:21

The man above, who called himself that name but was actually called Rice Miller, was a very good musician but every time I see or hear him I cringe, because he assumed and stole the identity of the real John Lee (Sonny Boy) Williamson when the latter was murdered. The scumbag.

I still have a Sonny Boy album that I was given as a teenager: Bluebird Blues.




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#42 25/04/2012 at 15:34

The real thing:








Salute

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#43 25/04/2012 at 15:44

Blues songs don't get better than this...





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#44 25/04/2012 at 16:02



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#45 27/04/2012 at 09:20

The man above, who called himself that name but was actually called Rice Miller, was a very good musician but every time I see or hear him I cringe, because he assumed and stole the identity of the real John Lee (Sonny Boy) Williamson when the latter was murdered. The scumbag.

I still have a Sonny Boy album that I was given as a teenager: Bluebird Blues.


Owling_Wolf, 25/04/2012 at 15:21


Point taken Owling. There's plenty of examples of plagiarism in the music biz, e.g. Bob Dylan's liberal "borrowing" of songs and styles from previous generations, not just from Woody Guthrie but also from a lot of the old blues masters. Dylan also constructed a network of myths and fables about himself in the 60's, but at least he had the songwriting talent to make his own mark eventually.

Slight digression, but as a keen boxing fan I hated "Sugar Ray" Leonard in the 80's, and always wanted him to lose, because I resented his use of Sugar Ray Robinson's name.

Anyway, enough of that. Here's Big Mama Thornton, with our friend Buddy Guy on guitar.



 

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