Shadow Blues
Posted in Honey on 07.26.05

I picked up some really great finds at Reader’s Corner yesterday – all for really cheap. It’s also (mainly) a really fantastic book store. I’m not sure why they had all these Document albums for cheap, but there they were. I also want to remind people that I do take down songs after a few weeks so that the links past page one are not guaranteed to work.

Today’s track is by Cow Cow Davenport and Ivy Smith – one of the most famous “couples” in pre-war blues, yet nothing is really known about their relationship or Ivy Smith in general. Cow Cow Davenport is an amazing piano player on his solo work but when he is accompanying someone it seems like he shifts into auto-mode and is really sparse and minimalistic. His work with Ivy Smith is very much like that it, but it works really well – Ivy’s voice matches his style perfectly giving tracks like “Shadow Blues” a sadness that often escapes similar blues songs. The way Ivy moans at the beginning of this track gives me the chills even in this 100 degree weather.

Ivy Smith and Cow Cow Davenport – Shadow Blues


1 Comment so far
Leave a comment

By teenie boppers club on 04.27.07 5:37 am

teenie boppers club…

Eye of teenie boppers club…

Leave a comment
Line and paragraph breaks automatic, e-mail address never displayed, HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>