Monday, May 14, 2018

BLUE MONDAY

“C’mon Bill, let’s take ’em for an old country rock. . . .”


William Moore • Old Country Rock • 1928

Get it: American Epic

5 comments:

  1. This is terrific. I don't know the name.

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    1. Glad you like it Swede. William Moore only recorded the one session in 1928, I believe. He was a barber by trade, in Virginia. This song has been one of my top favorites for over a half century (!), heard originally on an early unofficial reissue LP, Really the Country Blues. On the same album was my other favorite from this period, Henry Thomas' "Don't Ease Me In."

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  2. I forgot to mention, one of my all-time favorite blues lyric snippets is in this song: "Too sad, I mean too sad for the public."

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  3. I'm liking the look of that American Epic box set. I feel a purchase coming on.

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    1. The American Epic box set (The Collection) is really great, the new sound restoration system the producers used make these old 78s sound, for the most part, utterly fantastic. This box set is kind of this age's Anthology of American Folk Music that Harry Smith put together 60-something years ago for Folkways. There's also a single disc (The Soundtrack) if you don't want it all, but you'd be missing an awful lot. Also, the folks at Blues Images have been using this technique for their CD/calendar combo for the past 3 or so years and again, the results are stunning. Frank Jive says, "buy with confidence!"

      There is a several part PBS program called American Epic that's probably available for streaming somewhere in the UK, very much worth spending some time watching. . . .

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