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Thread #46624   Message #1041571
Posted By: Fortunato
25-Oct-03 - 08:56 AM
Thread Name: Review: PHILLY FOLKSONG SOCIETY Reviews
Subject: Goin' Where the Chilly Winds don't Blow part 3
Meanwhile, back in the kitchen, roots loving acoustic blues man, D.W.Ditty serves up a feast of oldies, "oldiers" and "oldiests" with taste and zest.("WHO IS D.W.DITTY?") I am never quite sure where to lay that line that separates blues from rag from jazz. Genres are like clouds with wisps where there ought to be borders. Mr. Ditty (That's what he calls himself and who am I to pry into a man's questionable decisions?) has neither need nor desire to categorize his style. He is skilled, he is entertaining, he is delightful and that is plenty good enough for me. I really like his cover of Mississippi John Hurt's "I'm Satisfied (and Tickled, Too)" and I admit that I identified with Sheb Wooley's "I Just Don't Look Good Naked Anymore". You can hear selections and order from D.W.'s website

    Writing that last review put me in mind of the time when long time Philadelphia. Folk Festival chairman, Bob Seigal, booked the legendary Bo Diddly to close the Saturday night concert. Bo and his agent were on tour in Great Britain, so Bob made a Trans-Atlantic call person to person, no less. The desk clerk at the London hotel said that "Mr. Diddly is unavailable and would we like to leave a message?" Bob couldn't bring himself to say "Mister Diddly" out loud and he had to call back..
    Personally, I think it would make a great mantra.

Michael Miller
Tune-Up, a publication of the Philadelphia Folksong Society