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Thread #52155 Message #797272
Posted By: GUEST,the fiddlers elbow
05-Oct-02 - 05:20 AM
Thread Name: The fiddle and the blues?
Subject: RE: The fiddle and the blues?
back in the sixties Big Joe Williams had an album issued on the "Bounty" label of him playing his amazing blues out in the middle of a field,but sadly completely let down by the fiddler and the sound recordist(who sounded like he was recording on a home cassette deck..dreadful sound quality ha ha)....From my experience the fiddlers within the blues culture have lacked the skill to carry it off,though i'm sure a modern day revivalist who came at it from a traditional folk background could do it justice....I suppose that song "The devil came down from georgia" wasnt a million miles off from blues with its appalachian origins and its rather bluesy feel,and utilised the fiddle with excellent effect
The man with no name ha ha..