Time Ain’t Gonna Make Me Stay
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Posted in 1920s,Country Blues,Honey on 04.25.08

I don’t really make apologies for posting mostly piano based music, but the sheer number of emails asking more guitar based blues tracks this week has given me pause.

Ed Andrew recorded a couple of sides in the early 20s for Okeh – the first of which is usually referred to as “the first country blues” record made. While I haven’t really done the research to state that claim without warning, It does appear that this is one of the earliest, but more importantly it’s one of the most solid examples of the genre that would sweet out of Georgia and and cover most of the non-delta South. Andrews is tired but plaintive on this side as he gives a overview of his life long blues. Andrews has a weird wobble on the end of his stanzas – I’m not sure if it’s from the recording of possible medicine show past – but it lends an element of weariness that the track benefits from I think.

Ed Andrews – Time Ain’t Gonna Make Me Stay (1924)

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By Daniel on 04.25.08 2:19 pm

Cool post! I’d never heard any Ed Andrews’ songs before this. I wonder if you have any Sylvester Weaver. I’m thinking I should buy a cd of his.




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