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Anyone hear like blues?

 
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jul, 2018 08:49 am
@MontereyJack,
It's interesting to see all the indirect references to Robert Johnson in Dylan's version of this tune. For example:


I have a bird to whistle
and I have a bird to sing
I have a woman that I’m lovin
boy, but she don’t mean a thing

Those lyrics came directly from Johnson's "Stones in my Passway."

The devil and black cat verse in Dylans lyrics seem to be a clear reference to, or derivation from, "Hellhound on my Trail," and "Me and the Devil," by Johnson. In one of his early album covers Dylan had, among other things, a copy of a Robert Johnson album on the couch next to him.

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layman
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jul, 2018 05:43 pm
I done got wise, bitch.

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Reply Tue 17 Jul, 2018 05:54 pm
Muddy at the Checkerboard Lounge on the south side in Chicago, 1981. The Rolling Stones are sitting appreciatively in the crowd. Muddy spots them, and graciously invites Jagger and Richards to come up on stage and join in.



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layman
 
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Reply Sat 21 Jul, 2018 04:16 pm
Yeah, J.B, that's what I'm talkin about!

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Reply Tue 24 Jul, 2018 09:29 pm
A slow bluesy cover by Homesick James of an old Tommy Johnson from the '20's. The video on this one includes a nice montage of various great bluesmen.

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layman
 
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Reply Thu 26 Jul, 2018 08:29 pm
Strains of "All my Love in Vain;'

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layman
 
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Reply Sat 28 Jul, 2018 04:42 pm
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layman
 
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Reply Sat 28 Jul, 2018 04:48 pm
The great Elmore James pickin out an old Tampa Red tune:

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layman
 
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Reply Sat 28 Jul, 2018 04:56 pm
Keith Richards's rendition of an ole Blind Reverend Gary Davis tune:

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Reply Fri 3 Aug, 2018 12:24 pm
Robert Johnson's old running mate, Johnny Shines with the great Snooky Pryor doin an old blues tune from the 1920's, "Trouble in Mind." It's been covered by everybody and his brother, from Lightnin Hopkins and Sam Chatmon, to Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis, to Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead, to Jack White and Bonnie Raitt.

MontereyJack
 
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Reply Mon 6 Aug, 2018 11:32 pm
@layman,
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbFS3iQPxig]/youtube]
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Reply Mon 6 Aug, 2018 11:35 pm
@layman,
MontereyJack
 
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Reply Mon 6 Aug, 2018 11:43 pm
@MontereyJack,
Dave Van Ronk was extremely important in the NY trad jazz/folk/blues scene in the 50s Palled with Dylan, Joni Mitchell Gary Davis, John Hurt and introduced a whole lot of people to a whole lot of old, great music. And a great guitar picker as well. St.Louis Ticlewas originally a RAG, IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY, ON IANO AS THEY WERE. hE WORKED OUT THE GUIUTAR TRANSCRIPTION FOR IT, VDERY RAGGY, LOTTA BLUES TOUCHES. This doesn't look like Van Ronk, but it's what I could find on youtube, always a favorite tune to me, and it's definitely van Ronk's version. Damn capslock key, too close to the a key on a sucky HP chiclet keyboard.
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Reply Mon 6 Apr, 2020 06:27 pm
This thread came up in another one and I thought, "what the hell, why not add another tune?' It's been so damn long that I don't rightly recall if this tune has already been posted here or not. If it has, it bears repeating anyway.

Good ole Lazy Lester:

layman
 
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Reply Mon 6 Apr, 2020 06:38 pm
@layman,
While I'm on Lester, I figure I might as well post this tune, too. It's a nice slow blues, performed live in his ole stompin grounds, Louisiana. It also kinda explains his nickname: They call me "Lazy." but Lawd knows I'm only tired.

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Reply Mon 6 Apr, 2020 11:07 pm
@layman,
Yep. Progressive and radical as hell everything you hate.
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layman
 
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Reply Wed 8 Apr, 2020 08:47 pm
Brownie McGhee doin a tune originally by Big Maceo and Tampa Red. It's been covered by plenty of artists, including the Rolling Stones.


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Reply Wed 8 Apr, 2020 09:48 pm
@layman,
I'm not sure Dylan got the bird that whistles, bird that sings verse from robert j. that's a "zipper" verse that was fitted into a lot of blues songs, like in corinna, corinna, which I think I remember Dylan also did his own version of. Taj did a trad version of it too.
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Reply Wed 8 Apr, 2020 09:51 pm
@layman,
I think the slinky woman in red on the couch behind him sitting on the rj albumwas albert grossman's daughter, his manager.
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Reply Wed 8 Apr, 2020 09:59 pm
@MontereyJack,
Many have covered it. The Mississippi Sheiks wrote it, recorded, and did it best, eh? Big Joe Turner later had a big hit covering Corrina.



 

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