Saturday, June 26, 2010
Sound's like he says his name is Lee Brown.
Now listen to Roy Hogsed's version of the "Cocaine Blues" which tells pretty much the same story.
Katie, Sadie, Hattie, Make up your mind Jimmy. Jack Elliot says it's Sadie.
I still like Jack's version best. No video, that I can find, and no audio that I can embed. Working on it.
Then there's the Sadie Brown Band.
and lastly, a really up-tempo version of Sadie Brown
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Carolyn had been one of my favorites among the early folk singers. By 1969, she had a small band that was hired to play throughout the summer for three nights a week at "Tammany Hall" on Pleasant St. in Worcester, MA. The Carolyn Hester Band replaced Jay Giels in that gig. Well, anyway, the band was renting an apartment in a house on Milk St. in West Brookfield from a friend of mine, and I bought the house from him in August of that year just as he moved to Wendell, MA and the band was finishing up and moving on. I never did spend much time with Carolyn, as she was often on the road separately, but her drummer, Skeeter (last name unknown) lived there full time and was at Woodstock with us. He's the little guy second from left in the attached pic. Pliny Stebbins, who sold me the house, is in the striped tank top and afro.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
For an old rendition by Freddie Slack and the Will Bradley Trio go to
(Sorry... You've got to copy and paste).
It's one of those rare vids that won't allow embedding.
Well worth the watch. And now...here's the song by a more contemporary group. -->
Saturday, June 19, 2010
What Ruth Etting is to the forgotten ladies of song, Gene Austin is to the men. Until the advent of Elvis Presley, no male singer had sold more records than Gene Austin, even Bing Crosby.