23
   

Anyone hear like blues?

 
 
layman
 
  2  
Reply Tue 10 Jul, 2018 05:09 am
A rockin little instrumental tune from good old Lightnin Hopkins, which he recorded in the early '50's, and which he called "Sky Hop." A riff from this was ripped off and used on the old tune "Hot Rod Lincoln"



Essentially the very same tune ripped off many years by Stevie Ray Vaughn, another Texas boy, which he called "Rude Mood."

0 Replies
 
layman
 
  1  
Reply Thu 12 Jul, 2018 02:42 pm
Dr. Ross, the one-man band, playin guitar (left handed), cymbals (with one foot), drums (with the other foot), harp (on a rack), and singing.

0 Replies
 
layman
 
  1  
Reply Thu 12 Jul, 2018 04:19 pm
Another tune from the Doc from 1958 with Doc blowin some mean-ass harp. He recorded for the legendary Sun Records in Memphis in the early '50's.

0 Replies
 
layman
 
  0  
Reply Fri 13 Jul, 2018 07:48 am
This tune was written and recorded by Sugar Boy Crawford, a Nawlins, boy, way back in 1953. 12 years later the Dixie Cups ripped it off, word for word, and had a big hit with it. They earned tons of royalties, and did everything they could to stiff Sugar Boy, the skanks.

After a long court battle, Sugar Boy was forced to settle the suit for a mere pittance due to his financial circumstances.

For those who don't know, the song is about a routine rumble, which was common, between competing "Indian Tribes" (blacks) at the Mardi Gras parade. The words are part of one of their belligerant chants, derived from African roots, used when they'd encounter another tribe.

0 Replies
 
Aurora Maybe
 
  0  
Reply Fri 13 Jul, 2018 03:40 pm
Three of my favorites from Taj Mahal.





layman
 
  0  
Reply Fri 13 Jul, 2018 04:08 pm
@Aurora Maybe,
Yeah! Those are all great tunes, sho nuff!

Statesboro was recorded in the 20's by Blind Willie McTell and Corrina around the same time by the legendary Mississippi Sheiks.

Anyone notice that the riff he plays between (some) verses is the melody line from Robert Johnson's "Dust My Broom?" Elmore James did that a lot too (along with a great number of other bluesman). It's a classic riff.

Well, this version of Corina aint the Sheiks' after all, I see when listening. Corrina has been covered a gazillion times by others, so I just figured it was the same one. Big Joe Turner had a big hit when he covered it in the '50's.
0 Replies
 
layman
 
  0  
Reply Fri 13 Jul, 2018 04:23 pm
Speakin a Big Joe, "rock and roll" kinda officially started when the white boy, Bill Haley, covered this tune of his around 1954. His version got extensive airplay, unlike poor Joe's, which was much better.

0 Replies
 
layman
 
  0  
Reply Fri 13 Jul, 2018 04:33 pm
@Aurora Maybe,
A nice tune by Taj. It's too bad he didn't have time to include a couple of the best stanzas from Willie's version. "Sister, tell your brother..., etc." So, here's Willie his own damn self doin em.

0 Replies
 
layman
 
  0  
Reply Fri 13 Jul, 2018 04:45 pm
For some damn reason, God only knows what, but some damn reason, this old Buddy Holly tune from 1957 suddenly kinda comes to mind:

0 Replies
 
layman
 
  0  
Reply Fri 13 Jul, 2018 05:03 pm
Now that I'm kinda on the topic of rockabillys, howse bout a couple tunes from the best of em, like Eddie Cochran and Carl Perkins, eh? Hmmm....so many great ones to choose from..... If I recall rightly, I think the Beatles covered both of these:





Paul McCartney even claimed that "if there were no Carl Perkins, there would be no Beatles." One of Elvis Presley's first big hits was one he stole from Carl, "Blue Suede Shoes."
0 Replies
 
layman
 
  1  
Reply Sat 14 Jul, 2018 04:07 pm
Corrina, Corrina played here, by Sam Chatmon, son of a slave, and the last surviving of the brothers who composed the Mississippi Sheiks, as an older man.



Same tune, with some nice blues fiddle and full accompaniment done back in the '20's by the sheiks, featuring his brother Amenter Chatmon (stage name Bo Carter).

0 Replies
 
layman
 
  1  
Reply Sat 14 Jul, 2018 06:05 pm
Here's another tune by Sam, with some nice pickin on it. A very old one called "Make me down a pallet." The guy interviewing him is Alan Lomax, a Columbia professor who, with his father , John Lomax, had toured the south collecting folk songs for the Library of Congress back in the 30's and 40's. They are credited with "discovering" such then-local artists as Leadbelly, Robert Johnson, and Woody Guthrie. Sam was born in 1897, so when he's talking about when he was 4 years old, he means around 1901.



In 1928 Mississippi John Hurt used the same melody on this tune, called "Aint no tellin:"





layman
 
  0  
Reply Sun 15 Jul, 2018 06:45 pm
A little blues tune from 1959, done by Tommy Tucker in a style reminiscent of the great Jimmy Reed.

layman
 
  1  
Reply Sun 15 Jul, 2018 06:59 pm
@layman,
Speakin of good ole Jimmy....

0 Replies
 
MontereyJack
 
  1  
Reply Sun 15 Jul, 2018 07:41 pm
@layman,
000000000000
layman
 
  1  
Reply Sun 15 Jul, 2018 09:34 pm
@MontereyJack,
If you're lookin for a country version of the tune, here's Doc Watson. But he makes it clear that he is just doing John Hurt's version (posted above). He says Mississippi John is his favorite predecessor.

MontereyJack
 
  1  
Reply Mon 16 Jul, 2018 10:44 pm
@layman,
My idiot browser is Bing and I can't get it to give me the URL directly so I can post a video and IU'm too lazy to change it, but I first hears
Make Me a Pallet" as a bluegrass tune, one of those songs, and there were many, that existed on both sides of the segregated South's color barrier.
MontereyJack
 
  1  
Reply Mon 16 Jul, 2018 10:55 pm
@MontereyJack,
and on the subject of the Gents, it's definitely not blues, but if you like ghost songs, there is a video of them on youtube doing one of the all-time great ghost songs, "Bringing Mary Home", one of my favorites.
MontereyJack
 
  1  
Reply Mon 16 Jul, 2018 10:58 pm
@MontereyJack,
Okaay, my first post in this miniseries got truncated and didn't even get the bluegrass group I was talking about in both songs. It was the COUNTRY GENTLEMEN.
MontereyJack
 
  1  
Reply Mon 16 Jul, 2018 11:09 pm
@MontereyJack,
aH HA, I THINK MAYBE I've FIGURED OUT A bING WORK=AROUND TO GET A url. wE'LL SEE IF IT WORKS. bOB Dylan DID A VERSION OF cORRINA" YEARS AGO, ACTUALLY FOR Dylan KINDA BLUESY, WTH SOME OF HIS OWN LYRIC TOO. hE HAD A _zgIOD WHEN HE TOOK OLD FOLK TUNES AND REWORKED THEM.
 

Related Topics

Etta James Dies at 73 - Discussion by Butrflynet
I need some blues lyrics help... - Discussion by Mame
Jazz Blues Genre with Vocals? - Question by stephensaw
Essential Blues - Discussion by sublime1
 
Copyright © 2021 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 09/23/2021 at 02:54:14