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Favorite Tune From Pre-1945?

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Guitar Miscellaneous Forum · 7/30/2003 6:37 PM
I see a lot of lovers of the Delta Blues out there, what would you say your favorite recording is,..... ...as the header would imply, before 1945?

I HAVE to go with Robert Johnson's "Love In Vain", to me it's sound and sincerity can be equalled by no other........

....thanks...
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Re: Favorite Tune From Pre-1945?

7/31/2003 12:20 PM

Ognjen Maric (1513) wrote:

Django was pretty wild on "Runnin' Wild" with the Hot Club (so I suppose it's from late 1930's). I have very few recordings from that period.



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7/31/2003 12:22 PM

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Speakin of (excuse me if I get wrong!) Mr. Reinhardt?



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7/31/2003 12:31 PM

Ognjen Maric (1513) wrote:

How many other Django's do you know? :) Bireli Lagrene doesn't count LOL



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Re: Favorite Tune From Pre-1945?

7/31/2003 12:33 PM

Inactive Member wrote:

Point well taken! Still laughin' about, "Is you is, or is you ain't my baby..." Ha! Ha!,...

......That's awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Re: Favorite Tune From Pre-1945?

7/31/2003 3:43 PM

Michael Warren (6249) wrote:

TOM THE CAT WAS THE MAC!!!!! Jerry was just hatin.

The other one with Uncle Pecos was the one that I was know for singing.
OOOOOOOOOOh crumbudubee widda wadda beee oooh eeee oooooh eeee ahhhhhhhh CRambone
OOOOOOOOOOh crumbudubee widda wadda beee oooh eeee oooooh eeee ahhhhhhhh Crambone
Froggy went a courtin he did ride CRAMBONE
Froggy went a courtin he did ride CRAMBONE

PING!!!!

CAN'T SING WITHOUT A STRING.....Here kitty kitty.

LOLOLOLOLOL

Anyway, I love Django especially with Stephan Grapelli (SP), they both could swing.

I dug a lot of the music from that era. Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman,The Duke......

IMO, and even though I'm not from that era, the music seemed like so much fun. lots of swingin and dancin (ever see the Lindy Hop, madone).

Again good post Bob

MW




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7/31/2003 3:50 PM

Inactive Member wrote:

"...Froggy went a courtin'...."

Thanks, do you know how long it took me to get the other damn song outta my head??!!!!!

F'n "Crambone", thanks a lot!!!!! HA!!!!!!!

Thanks for the feedback, my friend,Bob.




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7/31/2003 3:51 PM

Inactive Member wrote:

LOL!!! here kitty kitty... LOL!!!!!

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8/1/2003 11:10 PM

Jim Burger (4613) wrote:

OK, here's a belated answer from a member of the "Delta School". I can't give you one favorite from this era, because I don't listen to much music outside of this era, so the question becomes a "what's your favorite song" type question. My favorite song changes every month or so, so one can only try to mention a few favorites. Here goes:

Favorite Robert Johnson song: Preachin' Blues -- he's out of control on this song (also his only recorded open D song!)

Charlie Patton: Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues, also Pony Blues and Backwater Blues

Tommy Johnson: Cool Drink of Water, although Big Road Blues is good, too

Son House: Preachin' Blues, County Farm Blues

John Hurt: Candy Man

Skip James: Illinois Blues (check out the Alvin Youngblood Hart cover, too!)

Favorite Slide Tune: The Twelves (the Dirty Dozen) by Kokomo Arnold -- this tune is awesome!

Willie McTell: Statesboro Blues (what else?)

Blind Blake: That'll Never Happen No More

Bill Broonzy: Hey, Hey

Muddy Waters: check out the Plantation Recordings album, it's all pre-war and a lot of it is good!

If you're looking for some pre-war-sounding blues from modern artists, check the following:

- 13 Question Method by Ry Cooder -- amazing slide work, unfortunately the album this song is on is pretty weak otherwise...

- Alvin Youngblood Hart, the album Big Mama's Door is great!

- Guy Davis, if the album Butt Naked Free doesn't have you smiling, I don't know what will!

Hope that helps throw some "Delta" into the mix for this thread...

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8/2/2003 1:51 AM

Inactive Member wrote:

Hey James, the Delta House has spoken!!! Thanks man.

I've always had a thing for Sonny Terry and Brownie MaGhee's Mountain Blues, don't know if the falsetto, lyrics, or the harp.......

Big Bill Broonzy never played anything I didn't like. I actually had a great video clip of him on his back porch, picking his a@# off... ....unfortunately, key word "had"....

John Lee Hooker's "Dusty Road" was up there with "Love In Vain", I actually thought I had heard the same song from Hooker under a different title...........

Again, thanks James, always nice to see you out...

All my best to the family..... ...Bob.

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8/2/2003 1:54 AM

Inactive Member wrote:

Forgot Jim, ....... .....thanks for Patton's Pony Blues, play it all the damn time!!!

Later Buddy........

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