5/10/2005 02:17:00 PM|||peter patnaik|||I'm going to offer both mix one/mix two to download for donators starting tomorrow. In related news the hotlink protection seems to be working very well and we are back to normal - so we have plenty of bandwidth to go around so these mixes won't bring the server to its knees.

Geoff did a really nice thing for me this weekend and created an index of all the songs I've posted. It's proving to be pretty handy for me to figure out who I haven't posted that I really should have. Besides people like Charley Patton and Robert Johnson, who I'm sort of gun shy about posting about. I also noticed several favorites of mine that I really need to post about. The first of these missing blues artists is the Mississippi Sheiks. The Mississippi Sheiks were one of the most popular groups of pre-blues era. Starting out in the late 20s, the Sheiks were a blues string-band as comfortable with the blues as they were with country music - their lyrics ran a similar range - from dirty hokum blues to somber country blues songs they did it all - and they did it better than almost any one else from that time period. This track, West Jackson Blues, became a standard for black and white string bands of the era and jug bands in the next decade.

Mississippi Sheiks - West Jackson Blues|||111575065832161590|||I'd Rather Be In West Jackson5/10/2005 10:18:26 PM|||sleepybomb|||excellent! the sheiks never get any attention at all. their version of 'sitting on top of the world' is still the best . . .
thanks for this jewel.5/11/2005 08:49:21 PM|||Anonymous|||gunshy? I was actually thinking about requesting some Charlie Patton...stoney poney blues. kepp up the good work:)- T