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

Craig Ventresco craigventresco at gmail.com
Tue Aug 27 13:23:09 PDT 2013

It may sound pedestrian to you, but to people who listen to a lot of Blues
records it's a masterpiece./ If you  understand the subtlety of what he's
doing and if you appreciate great Blues singing, this record is for you.
Hell, to me a lot of Jazz 78 records sound pedestrian that are considered
masterpieces. Same for any genre of music that I know little about. If it
doesn't sound so good to you, wonderful--one less record that you may wish
you might own someday but probably never would.

On Tue, Aug 27, 2013 at 1:07 PM, Joe Scott <joenscott at mail.com> wrote:

> 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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