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Even To Atlanta, GA ( 1930s andFemale Blues andHoney )

Had a couple of comments via web/email about the wonderful Irene Scruggs – so here are a couple more tracks. Irene Scruggs only recorded a small batch of songs – 12 or so under her own name, another four with Clarence Williams and his band and the songs with Blind Blake. She would only sing [...]

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Married Man Blues 2 & 3 ( 1930s andCountry Blues )

I finally got around to picking up the 2010 Blues Images calender. Like last year they stillĀ insist that the images and music are all from the 1920s, which isn’t the case. This year’s disc is a better compilation of rarities and classics than last year so you have Charley Patton’s High Water Everywhere, Ida Cox’s [...]

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Laffing Rag ( 1930s andHokum )

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 [...]

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Newly Found Blind Blake Tracks ( 1930s andCountry Blues andMeta )

Life Update I haven’t posted in awhile because I moved to Chapel Hill in November and I don’t have a place to put up my CDs yet, so they are all in boxes and it’s a pretty big pain to get to them at the moment, Ms. Honey assures me that her patent pending shelving [...]

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The Blakes ( Contemporary )

Oh Non-Blues Fridays where have you gone? The Blakes are new fantastic garage rock band hailing from all points of North America – and while they have some of the post-Strokes garage rock world hang-ups they manage to sound fresh and most importantly fun as they plow through their new LP. My favorite track is [...]

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I Got Diamonds On My Hands Now ( 1920s andHokum )

I have added a verification box to the comments section. Basically you have to enter the phrase in the box to prove that you are a real person and not a machine sent to wreck my comments section with ads for various pills and other things not related to blues. Of course if you are [...]

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Hastings St. ( 1920s andHoney andPiano Blues )

I’m heading out to Nashville to see my nephew this weekend and hopefully will be able to get some quality record shopping in while we aren’t babbling over how cute the baby is, though I mean, it might be the cutest baby ever. Even cuter than Suri. Hastings Street should have made my shortlist for [...]

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Update ( Honey andMeta )

I’ve updated the Blind Boy Fuller post below with the Blind Willie McTell and Blind Blake songs mentioned in the comments section. If anyone has anymore variations of the tune send them to pkpatnaik @ prewarblues.org and we’ll put together a nice little post.

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Ashes To Ashes ( 1920s and1930s andHoney andPiedmont Blues )

So Which one of the lovely Honey followers bought me this? I really wonder what the reserve price is, because the package isn’t worth much more over 400 maybe 500 dollars and the person thinks he’s going to get full ebay price (around 8 dollars) for each disc, especially for a random allotment of discs. [...]

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My Twenty Five ( Delta andHoney andMeta andMix andPost-War )

It’s taking me forever to ready this mix, but it’s finally done. I’ve picked my twenty five favorite blues songs of all time, most of them are pre-war though a few slip into the post war era. The most notable post-war recording is Son House’s Death Letter Blues recorded in 1965 which made the list [...]

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