Ain’t It Sad?
Posted in Honey,Piedmont Blues,Post-War on 10.06.08

Disclosure: I work for one of the banks that’s in process of being absorbed. Hire me

Today’s songs are from Carolina Slim a lesser known North Carolina blues player – great voice and a prime example of the Piedmont blues as it matured in the post-war era. Carolina Slim in particular borrows a lot from post-war Texas blues musicians. Both tracks here, Ain’t it Sad and Money Blues, show Slim at a stylistic crossroad – and one that would be extremely interesting to follow if his life wasn’t cut short at the young age of 30.

Carolina Slim – Ain’t It Sad (1951)
Carolina Slim – Money blues (1952)


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By Kate G on 10.19.08 1:10 am

Great songs.

And NOW’s the time to go back to grad school — beats being unemployed and it’s a heck of a lot more interesting.

By pat morrow on 10.27.09 10:02 am

This is the greatest for the blues Man!!!

By Marylouise on 06.21.16 5:17 am

Thanks for your comment, Liz. I’m not aware of any campaign to get clopyralid out of gardening products, but I will ask around and see if anything is being considered. It seems there are two options: a campaign that &#8#c6;for1es&28217; the withdrawal of clopyralid, or one that raises awareness of this chemical resulting in it being withdrawn because no one is buying products with it in – so market forces do some of the leg work. But it all needs to be part of a bigger conversation that leads to a complete rethink on how we care for our lawns in a much wider environmental context.

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