k today we have some music. I went to the Dr and had my anti-psychotic injections and I feel fine now.Son House.
Wish I could have played the old guitar with this guy.I
don't know how many of you watched a programme on BBC -I think it was a couple of nights ago- about 'The Blues'
. It was a 2 hour dip into the history of the real old Delta blues
, the main figures and the people that virtually invented
the blues sound. The presenter travelled all over the US, met some real characters along the way..at one point he was sitting outside a small shack in mississippi with an old guy who was the last known pipe player, he played a hollowed bamboo or reed pipe in the blues style, something amazing to hear and something I have never seen or heard before. It was stunning.
He also went to Africa
as his journey through the history of the blues traced it back to Mali
, where the whites took blacks as slaves and their music went with them. The mixture of music and culture was all thrown together; The blacks were denied of their culture; All were given new names and not able to continue in the ways they knew but they kept the rhythm inside
and through following the same journey as the presenter on this programme, you realise that that same rhythm is what gives us that Blues
sound that penetrates almost every musical style
If I can find the show anywhere online I will be posting it here for sure. It is compulsory viewing for any music lover.T
he show introduced me to so many Delta Bluesmen
that when it ended I went online(for a change) and searched out this gem of an album.Son House
(Eddie James "Son" House, Jr.)was one of the originals, playing from around 1926 in Mississippi, he had his own guitar strrumming style (great slide too) which you will hear on this album and a soulful, melancholy pure blues voice. He lived the blues he didn't just
sing it. He believed that to be able to sing it you had to have experienced the blues
side of life, experienced the things you sing about. Most of his songs tell of broken love...nothing changes. The remarkable part of his story is that, in 1942, he moved with a woman to New York and stopped his music, working for New York Central Railroad.
He was no more travelling and playing. He said he felt like he should
stop: Some of the others he had grown up around had died for various reasons or another and he said he thought he might be next, so he stopped playing. (Bearing in mind that he came from a preaching family and was supposed to be destined to become a preacher himself, you can understand this way of thinking as to be playing the blues was to be playing 'the devils music'
according to his familys ways and the thinking in those parts at that time). Anyway, during the Blues revival
times of the 1960's researchers tracked him down and in 1964 they had convinced him to play again. If it wasn't for this he might never have played or been known of again. On the TV programme he was being interviewed and you could feel the pure joy in his heart at the fact he was playing and singing again. He released some of his best stuff after that! What a story.
This album is a compilation which I suppose is good as an introduction to Son House
as it has the most talked of tracks on there. I love the 'Preachin' Blues'
track. This guy rocks.LINKS:
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I'm sure I posted this a while ago but incase I didn't or the links died or whatever...here it is on fast direct http download...just for you
I won't be slagging them off. Nope. I actually like these unoriginal Scottish-yet-with-Manchester-Accents(!?) 90's manchester sound rip-off artists
. I liked the original bands first time around so it sounds kind of familiar. Heh.
Dare I even consider the prospect of you leaving a comment..Hmm best not to.
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