The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #26206   Message #1486751
Posted By: dwditty
17-May-05 - 03:35 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Out on the Rolling Sea (Joseph Spence)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: joseph spence - on a rolling sea
The Smithsonian 1958 Field Recordings of JS (by Sam Charters) captures his spirit as well. The was also a songbook of tablature to match this cd. If you think Ry Cooder offered up some synchopated guitar in his early work, you will realize that he owes much to Spence. In fact, I have wondered if there isn't as much time devoted to the space between the guitar notes on a Spence tune as there is to the actual notes themselves.

Also, if you ever get the chance to hear his rendition of Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, you may never listen to that song the same way again.