Thursday, September 05, 2013

That’ll Never Happen No More

This funny song was an immediate favorite when first heard performed by Dave Van Ronk on the old Blues at Newport LP back in the mid-60s. Here’s Blind Blake’s from 1927.

Blind Blake • That Will Never Happen No More • 1927


  1. Frank,

    I've never heard a Blind Blake with pristine sound - ever, but these scratchy Paramount (?) 78s are music to my ears (especially when compared to the versions that have had their guts removed along with the surface noise.)

    I'm so glad that I learned to tune out the crackles, pops and hiss a long time ago. Blind Blake and his guitar work are surprisingly sharp and clear thanks to Yazoo's efforts.

    Could you tell me what album or cd this came from?

    1. Blind Blake's never been one of my favorites. I think it's the quality of his voice, although his guitar playing is just "very marvelous." Lately, however, I've been listening to him a good bit and am starting to be won over.

      I made peace long ago with the "frying eggs" sound of old Paramounts, so it's there but also just part of the ambience. And so much of the music they recorded is so absolutely fantastic that you almost don't notice the "snap crackle pop."

      This is from The Georgia Blues 1927-1933 (Yazoo 1012). The CD is over 20 years old and I'm guessing uses the old LP masters from the late 60s. If remastered today it would probably sound even better. . . .

      Thanks for commenting.

  2. I'm not really dense, it's just that I thought the sound was better than the cover illustration of the LP/CD that I remembered. Figured you might have used a different source. Thanks for all the info, Frank.