Booker / Bukka White S/D

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Is there a CD I can get that comes close to or is in any way representative of this completely amazing performance:

I've been listening to some AMG samples and so far nothing sounds nearly this good.

RabiesAngentleman, Saturday, 20 September 2008 11:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

Sky Songs comes closest to this, of the stuff I've heard.

DLee, Saturday, 20 September 2008 11:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

Sky Songs actually looks pretty interesting, all those 7-12 minute songs, I'll probably make a point of picking it up if I ever see it, though it isn't quite THE ONE. This clip here is the best version of Aberdeen Mississippi Blues I've heard, not only for the more vigorous performance, but the sound mix as well. The guitar just sounds so big and in everything else I'm hearing sounds under-recorded by comparison.

RabiesAngentleman, Saturday, 20 September 2008 13:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://image.listen.com/img/170x170/7/9/5/3/1043597_170x170.jpg

This one recorded live by John Fahey and Ed Denson is sounding pretty good.

RabiesAngentleman, Saturday, 20 September 2008 13:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

Wow, that's a great performance.

Is he wearing a bolo tie?

Everything is Highlighted (Hurting 2), Saturday, 20 September 2008 13:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

I also have (somewhere) a disc released by New Rose at some point that features what sounds like '60s-vintage re-recordings of his 78-era stuff. Some of those performances are pretty peppy/vigorous, and I'm sure those tracks are floating around on some more recent release.

DLee, Saturday, 20 September 2008 13:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/dre800/e884/e88414b5tlt.jpg

Was it this?^^^
The sound clips of this one sound pretty good.

RabiesAngentleman, Saturday, 20 September 2008 13:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

That's the one.

DLee, Saturday, 20 September 2008 14:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

The power of the resonator guitar.

He played @ my college in about 75. No dobro, but when he did that percussive schtick (in the video) the whole thing came flooding back.

I remember he had and ancient song-list taped to the top edge of his guitar and I got to shake his had.

Thanks for that clip.

factcheckr, Saturday, 20 September 2008 14:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Love Bukka but Sky Songs is dreadful. More Wesley Willis than Mississippi Fred.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Tuesday, 24 May 2011 18:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

this clip is so weird. where are they? why is he shaking his face like that? why is that man untying that woman's boots? and it cuts off so abruptly...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=j2y34Vnx3C4&NR=1

arby's, Sunday, 3 March 2013 05:30 (five years ago) Permalink

Is there a worst-represented-on-record genre than delta blues? So many titans of the genre were horribly/sporadically recorded by guys who had no idea how to capture a juke joint show. Big Joe Williams is another guy like Bukka White who's clearly brilliant but has a largely boring discography.

Everything You Like Sucks, Sunday, 3 March 2013 07:43 (five years ago) Permalink

I guess its a french film - 'Le Blues Entre Les Dents' - anyone see it?

This is from the same thing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCqbKdnHZTs

you're going home in a crispy ambulance (cajunsunday), Sunday, 3 March 2013 08:11 (five years ago) Permalink

That clip is amazing.

Everything You Like Sucks, Sunday, 3 March 2013 09:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Is there a worst-represented-on-record genre than delta blues? So many titans of the genre were horribly/sporadically recorded by guys who had no idea how to capture a juke joint show. Big Joe Williams is another guy like Bukka White who's clearly brilliant but has a largely boring discography.

― Everything You Like Sucks, Sunday, March 3, 2013 7:43 AM (8 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Both of these guys made some pretty good-to-great albums imo. The Big Joe album called Nine String Guitar Blues is really good, as is all the George Mitchell stuff. Bukka fares even better. Great ones: Aberdeen Mississippi, 1963 Isn't 1962. Pretty good one if you can find it for under ten bucks: Big Daddy.

Also, the Bukka stuff on the Takoma Contemporary Guitar comp is so, so good!

Jimmywine Dyspeptic, Sunday, 3 March 2013 16:22 (five years ago) Permalink

Memphis Hot Shots is a great Bukka collection as well. It is very sad that such an artiste hasn't left much of a recorded legacy.

Damo Suzuki's Parrot, Sunday, 3 March 2013 17:07 (five years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

Have been going through a really tough time mentally in the last few few days - and Bukka White's Sleepy My Blues has been my comforting soundtrack.

Luna Schlosser, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 17:45 (eight months ago) Permalink


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