[78-L] Is it really rarest blues record?, or, Troubled earth

Joe Scott joenscott at mail.com
Tue Aug 27 13:07:18 PDT 2013

Hi Mike B, you wrote:

"... what I find interesting is the Willie Brown record that does exist and is posted.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WREOMLH2u http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WREOMLH2uI I
It seems very pedestrian and ordinary to me, not like what is said in the article that nobody can play in his distinctive guitar style."

Everybody who sounds the most like Charlie Patton is the most "distinctive." Now do you understand? Alan Lomax wrote in 1947 that the "Mississippi Delta" was the "great dark valley of the blues... where the earth and the people are equally fertile and burdened with troubles," if that helps.

Joseph Scott

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