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Blues about Depression Coming Back

Fred McCormick 27 Sep 09 - 09:55 AM
Bobert 27 Sep 09 - 10:49 AM
Fred McCormick 27 Sep 09 - 11:05 AM
Bobert 27 Sep 09 - 11:44 AM
GUEST,Hootenanny 27 Sep 09 - 11:57 AM
Stringsinger 27 Sep 09 - 12:03 PM
Bobert 27 Sep 09 - 06:51 PM
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Subject: Blues about Depression Coming Back
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 27 Sep 09 - 09:55 AM

I'm trying to track down a blues, probably recorded about 1954, possibly in Chicago. I can't remember by whom, but probably not somebody well known.

The gist of the song is that the singer and his wife had talked for over an hour the previous night. He'd come away convinced that she was right, namely that the great depression of the 1930s was about to re-emerge.

I realise this is pretty thin stuff. But if anybody can give me the name of the song, or the singer I'd be extremely obliged.

Many hopeful thanks.


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Subject: RE: Blues about Depression Coming Back
From: Bobert
Date: 27 Sep 09 - 10:49 AM

'54??? Sounds like it was probably one of the 10,000 songs (lol...) that Lightnin' Hopkins recorded... I'll check my Lightnin' collection later today and see if anything rings a bell...

B~


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Subject: RE: Blues about Depression Coming Back
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 27 Sep 09 - 11:05 AM

Bobert. Definitely not Lightnin'. This was a typical urban blues combo of the early fifties, and I'm fairly certain they were based in Chicago. I'm also fairly certain that the record was reissued on an LP anthology of post war blues by a small and fairly obscure blues revival label. But what the LP was called, and which of the myriad number of blues revival labels which were knocking about in the age of vynil, I'm damned if I can remember.


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Subject: RE: Blues about Depression Coming Back
From: Bobert
Date: 27 Sep 09 - 11:44 AM

Well, I got lots of 50's blues stuff... There really weren't tahat many bluesmen getting much air time in the 50's... 40's and 60's, yeah but the 50's was kinda lean... Maybe an Elmore James, Bukka White??? B.B.???

Hey, I know... Go over to Tweedsblues and ask around... Them folks know everything...

B~


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Subject: RE: Blues about Depression Coming Back
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 27 Sep 09 - 11:57 AM

Hi Fred,

Without digging through my shelves it sounds to me like Floyd Jones
"Ain't Times Hard" VeeJay 111 was the number for the 78rpm but it has been re-issued a few times.

Hoot


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Subject: RE: Blues about Depression Coming Back
From: Stringsinger
Date: 27 Sep 09 - 12:03 PM

There is a song from the late twenties called "The Panic Is On".


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Subject: RE: Blues about Depression Coming Back
From: Bobert
Date: 27 Sep 09 - 06:51 PM

Theres also a song from the 60's by Bob Martin... Can't remember the name but there's a line that goes, "All we need is another good war"... That ring a bell???

B~


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