Don’t Put That Thing On Me
Posted in 1920s,Country Blues on 08.14.07

Clifford Gibson worked mostly as a sessions man for musicians recording in St. Louis, he did record a bunch of wonderful sides for Victor in 1929 as part of that labels recording blitz of the city that netted such greats as Alice Moore and Roosevelt Sykes. Gibson never rose to that sort of fame, even though he was an extremely talented musician both lyrically and on the guitar which commands masterfully in both of these sides. Bad Luck Dice in particular shows off what an amazing talent he was – I heard it for the first time over the weekend and it just floored me – a perfect blend of Peetie Wheatstraw and Lonnie Johnson , and it really conveys the power of the blues. This would be great track to play for someone who has just heard Robert Johnson or Mississippi John Hurt for the first and wants to know where to go next.

Clifford Gibson – Don’t Put That Thing On Me (1929)
Clifford Gibson – Bad Luck Dice (1929)


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By Peter Patnaik on 08.14.07 1:27 am

i hope this thing stops spam.

By Michael L. on 08.14.07 9:18 am

A nice surprise to see Clifford Gibson here — I’ve loved his music from the time of Yazoo’s Gibson LP. “Ice and Snow Blues” is another great one, as is “Let Me Be Your Sidetrack,” on which he accompanies Jimmie Rodgers (yes, The Singing Brakeman).

By kamilia on 08.18.07 1:30 am

I like that blog

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