4/27/2005 12:53:00 PM|||peter patnaik|||The donations so far have been really wonderful - I just bought the domain name last night (prewarblues.org check out the slick godaddy advertisements that area up already!) and tonight I should be working on getting everything to publish over there and hopefully be able to move everything over by the first of the month. The bonus materials including the really great volume two mix cd should be up shortly after the move, it's well worth donating for, I think.
In other blog news, Big Rock Candy Mountain is doing this really fun project called The Fringe Hall Of Fame, in which readers nominate an artist that best represents some aspect of music or I guess life in general. Someone should nominate Big Maybelle for sounding like a fire-breathing organ. Also my radio program is tonight from 7-9 EST streaming live at wuag.net.
Reverend J.M.Gates was one of the most wildly heard of all the pre-war preachers, his version of Long Black Train is still known today. This track is Gates with congregation singing a sad dirge called "Dying Mother and Her Child" that's one of most spiritual and chaotic of all his recordings. Gates lead the congregation who appear to be backing him at their own pace, almost in the round, but not. The result is extremely powerful as the voices collide and move around each other. Wonderful piece of music.
Rev. Gates & Congregation - Dying Mother and Her Child|||111462378615686664|||In The Hands4/28/2005 12:01:38 AM|||sleepybomb|||we had to drop a dime to ya because this is such a wonderful site. thanks and keep 'em flying!4/28/2005 08:28:53 PM|||Anonymous|||I've just got back from a trip to the states, and I'm catching up on the few blogs I visit. Have you a postal address so I can send you some money to keep this blog alive?