Going To Detroit
Posted in Honey on 12.22.05

Three more days! I’m not going to lie, I’m getting excited. I might be getting excited that I’m actually close to finishing up those lists from forever ago, but the meaning of the season is seeping in, despite of the liberal plot to kill Christmas.

I can’t really find any information about Bob Campbell, so I’m making it up to ya’ll by posting all four of his recorded sides. He’s a very skilled country blues style guitar player with a wonderful voice and great songs that twist standard blues songs about working and loving into more complex tales that weave all those strands into just really well put together songs.

Bob Campbell – Dice’s Blues
Bob Campbell – Shotgun Blues
Bob Campbell – Starvation Farm Blues
Bob Campbell – Worried All The Time

Lucille Bogan – I Hate That Train Called The M and O (Bob Campbell and Josh White on guitar)


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By ibobunot on 12.22.05 3:37 pm

I found one little scrap of info.

Walter Roland’s best-selling recording was EARLY THIS MORNING, a reworking of an earlier Paramount recording by Charlie Spand, SOON THIS MORNING, but Walter was successful enough to continue recording until 1935.

Bob Campbell was also present at the 1934 sessions, and both Walter and Bob recorded versions of DICE’S BLUES, which was revived postwar by Big Chief Ellis and others. The two-guitar accompaniment for Lucille Bogan’s I HATE THAT TRAIN CALLED THE M & O is by Bob Campbell and Josh White


By peter patnaik on 12.22.05 4:50 pm

oh awesome. i’ll put up that song later this evening.

By countrygrrl on 12.22.05 4:54 pm

what a voice …makes the likes of the babysham boy look like bambi..

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