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Phased [Apr. 15th, 2011|11:55 pm]
The first full moon of spring will arrive Sunday, but it might get rained out. In exchange for no moon, I'll get faster growth from my foxtails, but then I'll also get softer ground for a few days so I can pull them up more easily. All in all, I'd still rather get to see the full moon.

Since my brain is too unfocused to write, here's YouTube linkage:

Bunk Johnson; Panama

Bessie Smith; Trombone Cholly

Jelly Roll Morton; King Porter Stomp

Sidney Bechet; Petite Fleur

Fats Waller; Everybody Loves My Baby

[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2011-04-16 02:23 pm (UTC)
great stuff! i like the jelly roll morton best. a comment there says it was transferred from a piano roll. so glad they could preserve all this old music!

i've been listening to big mama thornton a lot at she's of later vintage but still, just in case, here's a link: ball & chain. uh, hope i haven't already left this link in one of your comment threads. if i have, please to ignore. :)
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2011-04-17 09:45 am (UTC)
I don't think I've heard this particular Big Mama track before.

Jelly Roll made more than a dozen piano rolls. I don't know how many of them have been put on to records, though. The clean sound of this version of The Pearls indicates a digital recording from a piano roll.

He could sing, too: Honky Tonk Blues.
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2011-04-17 12:11 pm (UTC)
oh, i like his voice! he was interesting-looking, too. he'd be a movie star today. :)

that version of Ball & Chain blows me away. i'd only heard janis joplin sing it, but she was never a favorite of mine. it always sounded like she was trying to ruin her voice as fast as humanly possibly. big mama simply had power out the wazoo. errr, so to speak.
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