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    Default Recent Blues LP finds...

    Christmas in July?
    I've been looking at vinyl for years ard rarely come
    across one of these much less a dozen...

    all vg++ / nm- range... vinyl & jackets alike...

    Last edited by vinyldisc; 25-07-2008 at 15:34. Reason: typo

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    Default yea, even more...

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    picked up a few more... blues attack!

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    Band Manager trbc08's Avatar
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    I hate that I know so little about blues. Good show with the vinyls, though. I don't have any blues in my small collection. Do you like James "Blood" Ulmer? I got one of his CDs recently. Interesting stuff... I read his guitar playing was supposed to be really insane, but I haven't yet witnessed it.

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    James "Blood" Ulmer

    Ulmer began his career playing with various soul jazz ensembles, and first recorded with organist John Patton in 1969. After moving to New York in 1971, Ulmer played with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Joe Henderson, Paul Bley, Rashied Ali and Larry Young.

    In the early 1970s, Ulmer joined Ornette Coleman; he was the first electric guitarist to record and tour extensively with Coleman. He has credited Coleman as a major influence, and Coleman's strong reliance on electric guitar in his fusion-oriented recordings owes a distinct debt to Ulmer. Bands who cite Ulmer as an influence in their turn include Man Jumping.

    He formed a group called the Music Revelation Ensemble with David Murray and Ronald Shannon Jackson, with whom he recorded throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Different incarnations of the group also featured Julius Hemphill, Arthur Blythe, Sam Rivers, and Hamiet Bluiett on saxophones and flutes. In the 1980s he co-led, with saxophonist George Adams, the ensemble Phalanx.

    As leader:

    * Revealing (In+Out, 1977)
    * Tales of Captain Black (Artists House, 1978)
    * Are You Glad to Be in America? (Rough Trade, 1980)
    * Freelancing (Columbia, 1981)
    * Black Rock (Columbia, 1982)
    * Live at the Caravan of Dreams (Caravan of Dreams, 1986)
    * America � Do You Remember the Love? (Blue Note, 1987)
    * Blues Allnight (In+Out, 1989)
    * Black and Blues (DIW, 1990) Drayton, Ali, Weston
    * Harmolodic Guitar with Strings (DIW, 1993)
    * Blues Preacher (Sony, 1994)
    * Forbidden Blues (DIW, 1996)
    * Blue Blood (Innerhythmic, 2001)
    * Memphis Blood: The Sun Sessions (M, 2001)
    * No Escape From The Blues (M, 2003)
    * Birthright (Hyena, 2005)
    * Bad Blood in the City: The Piety Street Sessions (Hyena, 2007)

    with Odyssey the Band

    * Odyssey (Columbia, 3-5/83) Charles Burnham, Warren Benbow
    * Part Time (Rough Trade, 1983)
    * Reunion (Knitting Factory, 1997) Burnham, Benbow
    * Back in Time (Pi, 2005) Odyssey the Band: Burnham, Benbow

    with Music Revelation Ensemble

    * No Wave (Moers, 1980)
    * Music Revelation Ensemble (DIW, 1988)
    * Electric Jazz (DIW, 1990)
    * After Dark (DIW, 1991)
    * In the Name of... (DIW, 1993)
    * Cross Fire (DIW, 1996)

    with Phalanx

    * Phalanx (Moers, 1985)
    * Original Phalanx (DIW, 1987)
    * In Touch (DIW, 1988)

    with Third Rail

    * South Delta Space Age (Antilles, 1995)

    As sideman

    * Rashied Ali Quintet: Rashied Ali Quintet (Knitting Factory, 1973)
    * Arthur Blythe: Lenox Avenue Breakdown (Columbia, 1979)
    * Arthur Blythe: Illusions (Columbia, 1980)
    * David Murray: Children (Black Saint, 1984)
    * David Murray: Recording N.Y.C. 1986 (DIW, 1986)
    * John Patton: Accent on the Blues (Blue Note, 1969)
    * Jamaaladeen Tacuma: Show Stopper (Gramavision, 1982-83)
    * Larry Young: Lawrence of Newark (Perception/Castle, 1973)

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    Default Robert Pete Williams Arhoolie R 2015 Those Prison Blues

    Robert Pete Williams Arhoolie R 2015 Those Prison Blues

    Robert Pete Williams was born 14 March 1914 in Zachary to a family of sharecroppers. He had no formal schooling and spent his childhood picking cotton and cutting sugar cane. In 1928, he moved to Baton Rouge and worked in a lumberyard. At the age of 20, Williams fashioned a crude guitar by attaching five copper strings to a cigar box and soon after he bought a cheap, mass-produced one. Robert was taught by Frank and Robert Metty and began to play for small events such as Church gatherings, fish fries, suppers, and dances.

    From the 1930s-1950s Williams played music and continued to work in the lumberyards of Baton Rouge. Unfortunately, in 1954 he was involved in a brawl that left one man dead. Williams plead self-defence but nevertheless was sentenced to life at Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, north of Baton Rouge (the same location as the modern facility).

    In 1958, Dr. Harry Oster was at Angola collecting songs. Oster recorded Williams and another inmate, Roosevelt Charles at Camp H. These recordings were collected as Angola Prisoner's Blues (Folk-Lyric A3, later Arhoolie 2011) and Angola Prison Spirituals (Folk-Lyric A6).

    Dr. Oster apparently undertook petitioning for Williams's pardon. Under pressure from the Doctor and from an alleged article that supposedly ran in Time Magazine, October of 1958 (unable to verify this in copies of Time from October of that year) the parole board issued a pardon and commuted his sentence to 12 years.

    In December of 1958 he was released into "servitude parole" which required 80 hours of labor per week on a Denham Springs farm without due compensation, and only room and board provided. This parole prevented him from working in music or doing much of anything, really. Though he was able to occasionally play with Willie B. Thomas and Butch Cage at Thomas's home in Zachary. These sessions were sometimes recorded and eventually released on the Folk-Lyric label as, The Prison Blues (106, later reissued as Arhoolie 2015) and Country Negro Jam Session (Folk-Lyric 111, reissued as Arhoolie 2015).

    In 1964 the terms of the parole were lifted and Williams was free to tour. In 1964 he played at the Newport Folk Festival. In 1965 he was able to tour the country, traveling to Los Angeles, Massachusetts, Chicago and Berkeley. In 1966 he was able to tour Europe. In 1968 he settled in Maringouin, west of Baton Rouge and began to work outside of music.

    In 1970, Williams began to perform once again, touring blues and folk festivals throughout the United States and Europe. His music has appeared in several films notably, the Roots of American Music; Country and Urban Music, 1971; Out of the Blues into the Blacks (1972) and Blues Under the Skin (1972) the last two being French-made films.

    Arhoolie R 2015
    - Pardon Denied Again
    - This Wild Old Life
    - Texas Blues
    - Up And Down Blues
    - I'm Blue As A Man Can Be
    - Louise
    - Blue In Me
    - I Got The Blues So Bad
    - Come Here Baby, Tell Me What Is Wrong With You

    Excellent discography info:

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    not sure.

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    Serial Under Achiever Tiggi's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by vinyldisc View Post

    not sure.
    Spam as far as I'm concerned !!


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    Default Snooks Eaglin ARHOOLIE 2014 Possum up a Simmon Tree

    Snooks Eaglin Possum up a Simmon Tree ARHOOLIE 2014

    At live shows, he usually does not prepare set lists, and what he is to play is totally unpredictable, even to his bandmates. He plays songs that come to his head, and he also takes requests from the audience.

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