We switched DNS servers over the holiday, but nothing seemed to go down for any length of time. The new server should be faster and more stable – also I now have a real pop3 server so that I don’t have to forward my email from @prewarblues.org to gmail anymore. Also if you want a prewarblues.org email account email me and we’ll set it up…for free!
The Tudie Wells track for a few weeks back went over well, so I’m posting her only other song for download. Uncle Sam blues was written by Clarence Williams for Sara Martin who had a fairly large hit with it. Almost every time a song was a hit in the blues market, record companies would flood the market with their rising stars doing that very same song or a simple variation on the hit. Not much is known about Wells outside of these two songs. The thing that strikes me most about the tracks is how slow they are – the pacing and beat is so much slower than any other blues song I’ve heard.