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Folklore: Joe & Eddie Revisited

GUEST,Bluesman James 03 Aug 09 - 09:26 PM
Allan C. 04 Aug 09 - 06:09 AM
GUEST,Bluesman James 05 Aug 09 - 04:14 PM
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Subject: Folklore: Joe & Eddie Revisited
From: GUEST,Bluesman James
Date: 03 Aug 09 - 09:26 PM

Greetings Folks. Let me start my acknowledging the Folks on XM-15 The Village (XM Radio good folk station) They exposed or re-exposed me to this wonderful duo. Joe & Eddie were an African American duo with the incredible harmony and counterpoint. They used very sparse musicianship. To me they had an incredible ability to reinvent songs, most notably Daddy Roll-On which came to me by way of Roger McGuinn who heard it from Bob Gibson but their interpretation of Phil Ochs' Thats the way its gonna be" and "Theres a meeting here tonight" (heard on that bomb Hootenanny Hoot) are worth revisiting .
Does anyone here have any first hand experiences with this duo. they have been forgotten and they should be remembered
To me, I realize where Sam & Dave got their sound from.

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Subject: RE: Folklore: Joe & Eddie Revisited
From: Allan C.
Date: 04 Aug 09 - 06:09 AM

Yep. I loved them! One of my singing partners introduced me to their records some 45 years ago. We even went to see them perform at the Cellar Door in Washington, D.C. in the winter of 1964 (or perhaps early spring of '65 - I just remember that it was cold. I had, by then, already seen them once before at that same venue maybe a year or so prior to that. They were every bit as full of energy as they sound on their recordings. As I recall, they appeared with only a guitarist and a bass player. (I learned that the bass player was many years later a neighbor of Rick Fielding. See other thread about J&E.)

I recently purchased the compilation CD. While I think it captured much of the spirit of this fabulous duo, I was sad to note that some of my own favorite songs were not included among the selections. Funny, though, that you happen to mention them at this time. My former singing partner just four days ago mailed me a couple of CD's she had made of her Joe & Eddie albums! The songs I love best were included. A couple of them are: I Loved A Lass, and Make A Long Time Man Feel Bad.

Someone once said that he envied anyone who had the singular pleasure of reading "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" for the first time. I envy you for your recent discovery of this treasure. Getting to hear my friend's recordings for the past few days is almost like discovering Joe & Eddie all over again!

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Subject: RE: Folklore: Joe & Eddie Revisited
From: GUEST,Bluesman James
Date: 05 Aug 09 - 04:14 PM

You can download their live CD on I-Tunes and their "Best of" is available on Amazon and Rhabsody web sites

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