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Post subject: Need suggestions for project  PostPosted: Dec 28, 2013 - 09:36 AM
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I'm (trying to) help someone pick out some Blues music for a project.

They specifically want instrumental country/rural types of Blues for background music.

I'm fairly hip to electric Blues, but the acoustic type is very foreign to me.

Any suggestions? It doesn't have to be old, but it would be best if it had that old sound to it.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: Dec 28, 2013 - 09:51 AM
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Robert Johnson and Lightnin Hopkins come to mind. They do sing,but have instrumentals too. Jellyroll Morton is another.
 
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Blind willie johnson, rev. Gary davis, fred mcdowell, skip james, I could go on and on...

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I'll give those a shot, gentlemen. Thank you very much!
 
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Blind Willie McTell, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charley Patton
 
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You're problem is going to be finding instrumentals. Most of those cats from the 1920's and 1930's were vocalists or worked in a duo (or trio) with someone who was. There are some scattered instrumentals, but finding a bunch of them all at once might be a challenge. I have a number of pre-war blues albums and I'll dig through some and see what i can find.


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Hey Mack,

I hope it's not too late, but here are a couple of sides that might fill the bill:

Black Ace was a Lap Guitarist, so were talking slide, here. He Recorded six or seven sides in the 1930's (for Decca, I think) and an LP for Arhoolie in 1960.

Black Ace - Bad Times Stomp
Black Ace - Ace's Guitar Blues
Black Ace - Ace's Guitar Breakdown

Blind Blake is fairly well known. This number is somewhat more Ragtime than Blues, but it might work for you.

Blind Blake - Blind Arthur's Breakdown


Blind Boy Fuller and Sonny Terry recorded some sides together in the late thirties. of course these are Guitar/Bluesharp Duo cuts and sometimes with washboard accompaniment . and they're not strictly instrumental as they contain some whoops and hollers. There are others besides the ones i'm listing here.

Blind Boy Fuller and Sonny Terry - Shake Down Blues
Blind Boy Fuller and Sonny Terry - Harmonica Stomp


Scrapper Blackwell was a superb Blues guitarist who most famously worked in a duo with Pianist Leroy Carr in the 1920's and 1930's. These are a couple of solo instrumentals.

Scrapper Blackwell - "E" Blues
Scrapper Blackwell - "A" Blues


I haven't gone through all of the stuff I have but this is a start. If you need more let me know and dig through some more.


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Hersal Thomas - Suitcase Blues, 1925, instrumental.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DscDmePFI2c
 
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Post subject: Mississippie John Hurt  PostPosted: Feb 26, 2014 - 10:14 AM
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I was listening to this lp, a compilation of Mississippi John Hurt. This sounds like exactly what you're looking for, real country blues.

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Post subject: RE: Mississippie John Hurt  PostPosted: Mar 05, 2014 - 03:47 PM
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all mentioned above are awesome suggestions...



Youtube is your friend...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxoGvBQtjpM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_Gvk84e4jg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2BDVjoq1nw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1xvx0UHa0A




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZB57b3lPQE
 
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