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Very cool! I'll definitely give that album a listen.
I was given a record by a great player from Falls Church name of (Big) John Bradshaw when I was
comin' up, the title was "Blues, Rags, and Hollers." This was the original Blues Project with Tony
"Little Sun" Glover, Dave "Snaker" Ray, and "Spider" John Koerner, definitely worth a listen.
Thanks so much, y'all!!!
Hey Pete, that's such a huge compliment. I was learning the more bluegrassy, major version of this song when I came across Dave Van Ronk's recording. I couldn't get his version out of my head. It's really fantastic. Now, I've got to go check out Tony Glover--thanks for the tip.
Best way to combat that is to play a tune with no words in it! a Really obscure type tune so most nobody knows if you are playing any correct notes at all! lol!
Yeah ...I seed it! Actually that's me on the right. You know it strikes me now that darkness sure can cover up a lot of ugly....
Yep Squacks, jimmy sings southern style, I put cotton in my ears 'cause of it.
Don't Believe i ever saw Jimmie layin down from drink and I would pity the man who tried to drink him that way. Drinkin has never made me play better. Sometimes it does make me think I can sing though. Me and the Captain have sang many a merry tune together but that sorry sob always sings a little flat...
Beautifully done! Thank you!
Reed Smith wrote:
@Marcy...and Jeff too!
Dave van Ronk himself would be very happy with this cover, you guys do it proud.
Blues recordings weren't as readily available in the late '60s or even the late '70s,
as a serendipitous result for me, I discovered the records of Dave Van Ronk, as well
as a host of other Greenwich Village "Folk Revivalists," among them Tony Glover, a
singer and harmonica player. The coolest thing for me was learning that Glover had
written a how-to book on blues harmonica!! There were glaring inaccuracies in the book,
but it had some resource. It helped me, wish I still had it, bet Geralds got it, Suave has
everything, like Walmart..
Excellent Marcy!!!!!! Very enjoyable listening!
Well, this tunes sure not going to cheer anyone up, but I do love those old outlaw ballads. Hope y'all enjoy it!
Hey there buddy, pal- o- mine! If I had a saw buck I'd start my own company and if I tried to bow I'd be crippled for a week.
Thanks Buddy, yer a pal, anybody ever tell you that? Can I borrow a sawbuck 'till the second Tuesday of next week?
Clear liquid, in a *Mason jar, hmm, big bubbles or small bubbles, was it the only volatile you seen, or was there premium
high octane in the pikcher.
Ladies and Gentleman the winner, and uncontested champeen of the Hoosier Tire Drunkest Man In Six County Contest for two years runnin', Jim "The Hot Shot Playin' Harmonica Man" McDonald......take a bow there Jim.....ooops somebody stand Jimmy
To answer your question: Yes! At least it makes me think my performance is better. Whiskey does the same thing as does good shine.
"Sometimes when I'm playing harmonica I almost begin to laugh at myself, and I wonder if anybody else can tell how much fun I'm having."
"Just because I picked up the harp and played it bassackwards, is no reason for you guys to not know the key, step it up!"
"If you keep at it long enuff you'll figure it out, or go blind, least that's what I was told, and I do wear glasses.........."I don't care if I do die do die"
I know, the last one was OT, and my dead relatives could be lookin' down at me, but hey, Uncle Jimmy was a pervert who shouldn't be lookin!
"Well Grab Yer Gun Whistle For Yer Dawg, Going To The Woods To Catch A Groundhog, Catch 'Em On The Ground,
Skin 'Em On A Log, If That Ain't Groundhog I'll Be Dawged."
Now Here Comes Granny Snicker And A Grin, Groundhog Fat A Runnin' Down Her Chin, Sooooeeee, Suck It Up Agin"
"....It Makes Me A Jolly Good Fellow, It Makes Me Feel Fine, It Helps Me Un-Wine, And Sometimes It Makes Me Feel Mellow"
Whiskey's Too Red, Vodka Goes To My Head, And Weed Is Too Darned Expensive, Altho' It Be Weird, I'll Stick With My Beer, 'Cause It Makes Me So Smart And Pensive."
I'll be here all week folks, thank you so much for your patronage. If you are driving, make sure you have a car, statistics show that more people have been caused by accident than by drinking, thank you, good nite!
Hey Buddy, Got A Light......Thanks Yer A Pal, anybody ever tell you that? Can I borrow a Sawbuck 'till Tuesday?