Label: Rounder Records - CD 1501 • Series: The Library Of Congress Archive Of Folk Culture • Format: CD Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Blues • Style: Delta Blues, Gospel
Blues Essays, Articles and Tales Here are some blues essays which may be of interest to you. They were mainly written by enthusiasts of the blues as amateur writers. All essays are copyright of the authors. Please do not reproduce or distribute them without their prior knowledge and permission.
They are provided here for educational use only. If your interest is Hurricane - Bob Dylan - Live (DVD) Gospel music, c heck out the full list of Gospel Essays on the sister website www. Inscription next to the mural. Tutwiler Depot, Mississippi. A lean, loose-jointed Negro had commenced plunking a guitar beside me while I slept. His clothes were rags; his feet peeped out of his shoes.
His face had on it some of the sadness of the ages. As he played, he pressed a knife on the strings of the guitar in a manner popularized by Hawaiian guitarists who used steel bars.
The effect was unforgettable. His song, too, struck me instantly: Goin' where the Southern cross' the Dog. The singer repeated the line three times, accompanying himself on the guitar with the weirdest music I had ever heard. The tune stayed in my mind. When the singer paused, I leaned over and asked him what the words meant.
He rolled his eyes, showing a Set Me Free - Jaki Graham - Breaking Away of mild amusement. Perhaps I should have known, but he didn't mind explaining. At Moorhead the eastbound and the westbound met and crossed the north and southbound trains four times a day. This fellow was going where the Southern cross' the Dog, and he didn't care who knew it. He was simply singing about Moorhead as he waited".
William C. A Clara Smith 78 Moan - No. The first of a series of short snippets from a forthcoming book on the life of Clara Smith. Coming soon The first recordings of this title appeared in by vaudeville singers. A rough estimate of the number of record shops which specialised in blues in England during the s, as far as I can recall, numbered about 10!
There were no other outlets at that time. The word 'protest' in the 21 ". But this is really a tautology or two words strung together meaning the same thing. Erroneously, people refer to being political as involvement by a group, or party, retaining power of government or aspiring to acquire this power for themselves. But Im Gonna Lift Up A Standard For My King - Various - Negro Blues And Hollers (The Library Of Congres is a much broader concept.
It covers virtually everything in our daily lives from birth to death. Public health and safety, education, transportation, energy, agriculture, social and environmental issues, are major aspects governing the degree of quality we experience in our time on the planet. Indeed, for African Americans in the first 3 centuries of enslavement, politics and protest meant life itself.
While the former spent much time talking of what could be achieved, the latter attempted to have this talk transformed into action Clara Smith 'Queen of the Moaners' c.
One night in Clarksdale he meets the mysterious Fat Man, who offers him the chance to see the real blues of the s. Unable to refuse this offer, Hobo John embarks on a journey through the afterlife in the company of Travellin' Man, an old blues guitarist who shows him the sights, sounds and everyday life in the Mississippi Delta. Along the way, the Englishman discovers the Lemons - Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers - No More Beautiful World realities behind his romantic notion of the music he loves and the true price of the deal that he has made.
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Still, there would seem to be little commonality between William Henry and James Jackson - presumed to be their respective given names. In the despairing days after Dr. Lenoir was one of the bravest political voices of his era. He sang against poverty, lynching, the Vietnam War, racism and police violence in Alabama and Mississippi. There has been, down through the years, a belief by many white people that blacks from the southern states often sang nonsense lyrics.
From an otherwise very sympathetic Fanny Anne Kemble in the s, on down to when another Englishwoman tracing the sea shanty, reports "The "chanty-men" have, to some extent, kept to the silly words of the negroes, and have altered the melodies to suit their purposes. Blind Willie McTell's first known recording of Dying Crapshooters' Blues was in Novemberand as part of his introduction to this version he states "I am gonna play this song that I made myself, originally this is from Atlanta".
This statement also has strong significance when tracing the path of Crapshooter's origins Alabama Blues - by Billy Hutchinson This is the land of tornadoes, thunderstorms, scorching summers, packed churches, magnolias, kudzu, pecans, cicadas, squirrels and chipmunks that outnumber the dogs and cats, trees that want to grow forever and soul food This is also a story about how beauty flowers from the fields of brutality.
This is a story of the blues. All Rights Reserved. For whatever reasons, the various versions of the beginnings of the shanty point to many a geographical birthplace - except Africa. In fact it is not until African slaves were forcibly removed from their homelands that they got involved with work-songs of the sea I maintain that many superstitions, beliefs and customs were transported from the British Isles over to southern USA in the Im Gonna Lift Up A Standard For My King - Various - Negro Blues And Hollers (The Library Of Congres century, and earlier.
The two most prominent genres from which they sprang are Black folksongs, including both play-party songs and animal rhymes, and work songs.
Many of these latter songs evolved from the singing of Будь Для Меня Как Банка - Аквариум - Пески Петербурга track-lining gangs, sugarcane cutters, cotton pickers, road gangs, quarry and mine workers and the like, commonly within the prison systems of the American South and South West.
Ida Cox c. April, Heading for Chicago, of course. Blind Lemon Jefferson Vol. This was Booger Rooger Blues Even then traces of Africa are only glimpsed momentarily, like the sun on a cloudy day. Some African words have been retained in black American culture, including that of the Blues singer, but they are exceptions rather than the rule. Here are two poems from that period. The aim of this study is to point up a far stronger link between the two of them than has been supposed, or even considered in the past.
Shortly before midnight on the 14th of April she struck an iceberg and, a little over two and a half hours later, she sank with the loss of 1, passengers and crew. Considering the enormity of the disaster it is not surprising that a great number of songs were either written about the tragedy or referred to it in one form or another. To attempt to classify these two together is even more difficult yet a large number of blues critics claim that blues lyrics are poetry.
This paper proposes to examine the definitions of 'poetry' and 'blues' and to consider the extent to which it is justified to link the two. To be put off by this would be to lose great riches. Or put another way, it is the link with the Blues which can be considered the most 'non-African'.
The phenomenon of the music hall was originally a peculiarly English institution of the working-classes which seems to have been centered in London and from there spread to other towns and cities throughout the British Isles.
These railroads are entwined with music. It was at a station in Tutwiler, Mississippi, aroundthat W. Like many classic American musical forms, jump blues is a hybrid - an inspired mix of blues, swing and Im Gonna Lift Up A Standard For My King - Various - Negro Blues And Hollers (The Library Of Congres. Although intended as a larger work possibly Im Gonna Lift Up A Standard For My King - Various - Negro Blues And Hollers (The Library Of Congres book I will here, be concentrating mainly on the origins of rap together with some early background to Cats Whiskers - Lou Monte - Five Classic Albums Plus Singles importance of the preacher in early black communities; especially from the blues and gospel vantage point.
Got the Blues for Chattanooga - by Max Haymes. Background of Recorded Blues: No. The list now has almost artists!!
McClennan's rasping vocal veering between the menacing and the sensual, in the familiar dark melodic strains that have become associated with this famous blues. His spoken self-encouragement might refer to the fact he featured slide for the only time on a record, or that this Head Like A Mannequin - Full Dimensional - Re-Entry (Remastered Edition) his most popular number in the jukes and barrelhouses in the Delta.
But as I maintain that the Blues singer rarely sang lyrics which were meaningless, Johnson had a reason for singing such a line. In this article I shall be not only seeking out the origin of the term but I will also attempt to identify the railroad it refers to. From birth to his still-disputed burial place, his life has remained shrouded in mystery for more than half a century. Indeed, some early blues researchers encountered a difficult time finding any information about him, even in the years immediately after his death.
Hoboes and Their Constant Struggle with Railroad Weve Got The Funk (Radiobeat) - Infobeat - Weve Got The Funk - by Alan White For southern Blacks the appeal of the railroads has always been both a real and a symbolic one.
Way back in slavery periods, when black slaves were unable to travel between districts without written 'bonds' from their owners, the sight of powerful locomotives thundering past, with clouds of black smoke billowing into the air, created an awe which remains even today. Martin Luther King Jr. Voyager Golden Record. Lenoir Vietnam Blues. Bessie Smith by Carl Van Vechten. Blind Willie McTell. Blind Lemon Jefferson
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