She Put Carbolic In My Coffee
Posted in Honey on 11.16.05

This warm fall is really throwing me for a loop. I’ve been really busy with everything so the lists and video recoding is going much slower than I have hoped. I’m going to try to get everything done over Thanksgiving, though.

We haven’t talked much about Furry Lewis here, which is a shame because he is one of my favorite guitar players and judging by ya’lls lists of blues songs a lot of you like him a lot too. Though he seems to come in behind Blind Blake in terms of popularity as usual. I really like Lewis’ voice something that people don’t normally focus on, of course his guitar playing is amazing – very delicate yet powerful. He isn’t very showy, but he gets the job done. This track, the awkwardly titled Big Chief Blues, is a life story of a man’s history with woman, though it doesn’t get as sad as 3 Weeks Old Blues (but what does really) it’s still a really powerful and devastating blues number.

Furry Lewis – Big Chief Blues


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By mister anchovy on 11.16.05 9:03 pm

very nice cut. thanks

By L. on 11.17.05 7:58 am

Sounds like he is using open D tuning on that one. Nice.

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