I’d Rather Be Bit By A Rattlesnake
Posted in Honey on 03.08.06

I have obtained some more blues movies, this time in the form of a the Son House/Bukka White dvd that yazoo put out. The quality of the videos is pretty weird as they are all tinted a reddish color for some reason, but that doesn’t distract from the quality of the performances.

Jimmie Gordon started out in the blues as a singer normally working with a piano and guitar player. In 1937 he fronted the Vip Vop Band a radical change from his earlier blues singer days, and a radical change to the “blues” sound. The Vip Vop sound and attitude is a precursor to bebop and later hiphop, the music was aggressive and dirty and the band members were just as considered about their fashion as they were about the music they were playing.

Jimmie Gordon – Rattlesnake Bite


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By Rob on 03.10.06 11:37 am

It’s “Jimmie Gordon” not “Jimmy Gordon”, right? Either way, good stuff!

By bicat on 03.11.06 7:02 am

‘Found’ your website last week. I love these things, keep it up.

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By hare krishna on 03.14.06 1:13 am

I had this film teacher once

He told me that sometimes color was added to make the films more exciting. Maybe that’s it or maybe it’s the just processing of the day…

By Max on 03.31.06 5:19 pm

Looking for information and found it at this great blog!

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