Bluesinger's Musical Ramblings

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Post by Bodger » 31 Jan 2012, 17:22

I love her fret style, i know its not blues but its music
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Post by Sunray10 » 31 Jan 2012, 21:02

I have a cd by Cab Calloway called 'Frantic In The Atlantic' and another cd by Bix Beiderbeck '20 Great Tracks' - Riverboat Shuffle. Do they rate amongst all the greats already mentioned. :cool4:

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Post by catgate » 31 Jan 2012, 21:39

bodger wrote:I love her fret style, i know its not blues but its music
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Well I don't think she has much to fret about! I'd say she was unique.

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Post by Stanley » 01 Feb 2012, 06:16

Brad, did you once find me a You-Tube clip of Alberta Hunter?
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As you can see, instead of being lazy I went and looked for myself. These videos must have been filmed at the same time I knew her in the 1980s when she had been 're-discovered' after years spent nursing after she fell from popularity. She was installed in a bar on Fifth Ave in NY and that's where I first saw her thanks to my mate Ethel. Same combo, even the same ear rings. She took a shine to me and we used to have a drink after she'd finished her set and she was a wonderful earthy woman. We corresponded until she died, she never really recovered from breaking her hip. Lots of good memories of a lucky encounter.
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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 01 Feb 2012, 11:21

I'd be proud to have known her ....I bet you are , and rightly so..
What a woman .....those eyes !.....
Thanks for that Stanley.



(The subject of "turning dampers down " and more particularly "hauling ashes" will , no doubt , be discussed later ....)
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Post by Nolic » 01 Feb 2012, 11:43

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This guys playing is different... but don't loan him your guitar!!Nolic
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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 01 Feb 2012, 12:14

OUCH !.....
Enjoyed that , but feel so sorry for the Guitar !...
He's playing a LOWDEN and they are very expensive . Our local branch of Hobgoblin Music took one in ( not a cut-away model) to sell on commision last week , and they want £1495 .00 for it . It's in lovely second-hand condition , and probably the best guitar I've played in years.

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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 01 Feb 2012, 23:44

Here's one for you Stanley..Handel's Concerto Grosso Opus 6 No.7 in B flat Major.....
I don't know why , but when I hear the first passage I fill up ! (....and then it gets "Hopeful"... bloody marvellous )
I have a wonderful Deutsche Gramophon (Archiv) vinyl boxed set ..(Wensinger)... and this was always the one I would play first.



[BBvideo 425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en_vYHXG ... sults_main[/BBvideo]


....Hope you enjoy this....and bit of volume wouldn't hurt , either !
PS (Thursday PM) Just used the new video link insert here too.......
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Post by Stanley » 02 Feb 2012, 06:21

Thanks for that link, I'll try it later Brad. In 1981 the bar on 5th Avenue was very plain, it was called 'The Cookery', classed as being in Greenwich Village and I was staying on East 10th Street so only a short walk away. All it was for was allowing you to drink and listen. There was a row of long tables with benches down the right hand side, podium to your left and a couple of small tables over in the far left hand corner where Alberta used to sit between sets. Ethel didn't give me any clues the first time she took me there. We sat on a bench, ordered drinks and after an interval the old pianist (Gerald Cook) came on accompanied by the bass player and then a bloke came in supporting a very frail old lady and I began to wonder what we were in for, she could hardly walk. Funny thing was that as soon as she grabbed hold of the microphone stand she was transformed and started to belt out her songs. 'Trimming my front lawn' was my favourite line in 'My Man' and I can't begin to describe how wicked her rendition was, nobody had any doubts about the sub-agenda! I asked her later how come a woman at 80 years plus could be so sexy, she just grinned and said that you either had it or you didn't and age made no difference. She was magnetic and whatever it was she had it in spades. I still have her letters and it was such a shame that she had such a long period of obscurity. The bloke who brought her back to NY in 1977 was Barney Josephson and we owe him a vote of thanks. Been reading the letters and she wrote Downhearted Blues, Bessie Smith's first big hit. She was 87 in 1982 so 86 when I knew her. So glad I had the experience and she is very fresh in my memory.
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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 02 Feb 2012, 23:36

...and boy hadn't she got "it" ...Talk about leaving your motor running ...
Tonight's Rambling has taken me back into Chris Knight territory. This song is so well written that I can forgive it for being a bit C&W.....
Have you ever seen such bleak faces ...Great photography in the opening sequence .
[BBvideo 425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wvMNu15Uwo&ob=av2e[/BBvideo]

PS Like the new video insert "doofer" Doc...Much easier inserting the whole link , instead of trying to second guess which bit would work ...Thanks
Took me a while to realise I could RIGHT CLICK to Paste though !

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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 04 Feb 2012, 00:23

My Son in Dallas has taken to posting some of my old stuff on Facebook ,in an attempt to get me to do some new recordings ....
...here's Old Bradders doing a song written by Steve Earle...... very apt , just now though , eh.
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Post by Stanley » 04 Feb 2012, 06:16

A left wing guitar?
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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 04 Feb 2012, 13:26

Certainly , Stanley......Certainly
...It's what makes me congenitally suspicious of Tories , and Southeners in general !
(not really...eh ....well maybe )
Do you like Wilson, Keppel and Betty ?

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Post by catgate » 04 Feb 2012, 15:23

Bradders Bluesinger wrote: ...
Do you like Wilson, Keppel and Betty ?
Wonderful in their day, but very dated now. I have one or two clips of them and still chuckle (slightly).
I remember seeing them a few times live in the '40s and early 50's at The Alhambra inBradfordstani. Which Betty I know not. I believe they went through a few.

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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 04 Feb 2012, 20:08

If I am not very much mistaken Cat , the Alhambra is in Bradford.
(that'll do ...eh!).

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Bradders Bluesinger wrote:If I am not very much mistaken Cat , the Alhambra is in Bradford.
(that'll do ...eh!).
It used to be when I lived in that fair city.....who know what haj happened to it.

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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 04 Feb 2012, 23:35

You moved away ....?
Moving swiftly on ,but noting that music knows no racial boundaries (thankfully)......
The Ramblings tonight led me to this.....
One Iain David McGeachy OBE better known as John Martyn
"May you Never" (lay your head down without a hand to hold. May you never make your bed out in the cold..) .....
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Post by Stanley » 05 Feb 2012, 04:22

Catty, please keep anything remotely racist to yourself. The site is responsible for what it allows to be posted.

Brad, more to the point, do you like Burly Chassis? (Peter Tinniswood was God...)
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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 05 Feb 2012, 12:00

NO ..... Can't stand her ...!

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Post by catgate » 05 Feb 2012, 15:30

Stanley wrote:Catty, please keep anything remotely racist to yourself. The site is responsible for what it allows to be posted.

Brad, more to the point, do you like Burly Chassis? (Peter Tinniswood was God...)
Does the site allow blasphemy then?

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Post by Bodger » 05 Feb 2012, 19:37

On the reply page, i seem to have lost the " youtube" bit that enabled me to insert the video link?, has something changed, or have i altered something ?

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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 05 Feb 2012, 19:50

No Bodge it's not you !...the last Icon on the bar at the top of the reply box has become a "Movie camera"...
Click that to insert a video.
A new box appears , and if you right click the space where you want to "paste" your link , you will be able to do so ......
and there's no need to shorten it ,either ....you put in the whole link including Http /etc,etc...
Much easier now , even if you sweated blood trying to fathom the "old" system....eh !

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Post by Bradders Bluesinger » 05 Feb 2012, 23:36

Pure magic........
[BBvideo 425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nchEXBimNlg[/BBvideo]...
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Post by Bodger » 06 Feb 2012, 09:19

Chet Baker, i saw him in Manchester, playing with Gerry Mulligan, thanks for the update re posting, technology moves faster than me !!

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