Deeper Roots!

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Postby MickH » Sun Dec 26, 2004 11:37 am

A great night had last night drinking Irish Coffees and stomping around to hillbilly music...Check this out any of you interested in old time blues

BUSSARD has been called the “King of Record Collectors,” and there’s solid evidence to justify such a title. In the basement of his Maryland home is a vast treasure trove of American vernacular music first recorded in the 1920s and ‘30s- old-time songs, hillbilly hoedowns, hot jazz, country blues, jug band music, sanctified singing, and lots more! For over 50 years, Joe has pursued this music with a passion that borders on mania, building a world-class collection of 78rpm records- more than 25,000 in all. With Joe’s cooperation, we’ve carefully remastered 24 tracks of this rare music, representing the major genres of his collection. Not everyone can actually visit Joe’s musical archives, but DOWN IN THE BASEMENT will deliver the next best thing—a potent dose of this great American music!


“This is the music of poor whites and blacks: wild-ass jazz and string-band hillbilly, surreal yodels
and kingsnake moans, lightning-bolt blues and whorehouse romps and orgasmic gospel. It’s all anti-pop, anti-sentimental, the raw sounds of the city gutter and the roadside ditch.”
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Postby Chocolate Soldier » Sun Dec 26, 2004 11:59 am

Thats cool that there's still serious archivists around of various styles.
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Postby Chris » Sun Dec 26, 2004 9:32 pm

Recently caught part of a doco that some Australian film maker had made of this guy - called Desperate Man Blues. Was really inspired by it. Picked up the soundtrack the other week and have been enjoying it quite a bit. Got my dad to have a listen to a bit of it as Christmas. My mum prefered the County Got Soul comps - which was pretty cool. Unfortunately some carols did get thrown into the day at some point as well.

Anyhow check the site for the film
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