Laffing Rag
Posted in 1930s,Hokum on 11.16.09

We are alive. Still listening to blues.

I’m pretty bad at self-promotion, among other things as readers of this oft lapsed blog might have noticed. I wrote a piece for a book called Hang The DJ about female murder blues ballads. You can pick it up at Amazon now! I did a reading of it at the Nashville Book Festival as well, which saw me at my nervous best.

Famous last words, but I’ll have the tracks from that piece up later this week.

A very long time ago someone asked for the newly found Ben Curry tracks. Again these are from the weird 2009 blues calendar that the Blind Blake tracks came from. Ben Curry is another mostly unknown blues player, I posted a track by him back in 2006 under his name Bogus Ben Convington “Adam and Eve in the Garden” which is just as fun as these newly found tracks under his real name. These tracks are somewhat rougher sounding and weaker lyrically than that one, they still are pretty funny – and have that great medicine show guitar sound that I love.

Bogus Ben Covington – Adam and Eve In The Garden (1928)

Ben Curry – Laffing Rag (1932)
Ben Curry – Hot Dog (1932)


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By Me on 11.17.09 12:40 am

Good to have you back

By Orangeskies on 11.17.09 7:55 am

I absolutely love this blog and this music. Got a music blog too, wanna do a link exchange? I’ll ad you to my “friend directory”

By Blind Willie Motel on 11.19.09 8:28 pm

thanks for resurfacing! look forward to yr discoveries.

By Kate G on 11.28.09 12:34 am

Hey, good to see you posting. And while I really miss your posts and links, I’m really glad to see you’ve been shining your light outside of the bushel of the blog. Congrats on the chapter in “Hang the DJ”!

By Frankie on 12.01.09 9:20 pm

That one who had requested it was me! :)
Thaks so much you haven´t forgotten your loyal followers. I´ve been here many times in the meantime. I still remember when this particular record (its sole original copy) landed on ebay…

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