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Origins: Who is this singer and what is the song?

PHJim 21 Oct 18 - 04:53 PM
The Sandman 21 Oct 18 - 05:20 PM
The Sandman 21 Oct 18 - 05:46 PM
GUEST,Hootenan 21 Oct 18 - 05:59 PM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 21 Oct 18 - 06:52 PM
gillymor 21 Oct 18 - 08:01 PM
gillymor 21 Oct 18 - 08:29 PM
The Sandman 22 Oct 18 - 04:04 AM
FreddyHeadey 22 Oct 18 - 06:38 AM
The Sandman 22 Oct 18 - 07:45 AM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 22 Oct 18 - 08:29 AM
PHJim 06 Nov 18 - 10:37 PM
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Subject: Origins: Who is this singer and what is the song?
From: PHJim
Date: 21 Oct 18 - 04:53 PM

This is a great example of Banjo Blues and I'd love to know who it is and where I can find more of his work.
Banjo Blues


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Subject: RE: Origins: Who is this singer and what is the song?
From: The Sandman
Date: 21 Oct 18 - 05:20 PM

fantastic, could it be scrapper blackwell,sounds a bit like him


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Subject: RE: Origins: Who is this singer and what is the song?
From: The Sandman
Date: 21 Oct 18 - 05:46 PM

doc boggs?


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Subject: RE: Origins: Who is this singer and what is the song?
From: GUEST,Hootenan
Date: 21 Oct 18 - 05:59 PM

Definitely NOT Doc Boggs


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Subject: RE: Origins: Who is this singer and what is the song?
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 21 Oct 18 - 06:52 PM

I think neither Scrapper Blackwell nor Dock Boggs (though the I'm going to the station... line does appear in Down South Blues, which Dock Boggs sings).

I can't even identify the song; lyrics in case someone can identify the song:

Some of these evening, when the Western sun goes down,
Some of these evening when the Western sun goes down
Gonna pack up my suitcase, I'm California bound.

I'm going to California, don't you wish you were there too x2
Where the good old sun keep shining, girls never turn their back on you.

I'm going to the station, catch the fastest train that goes x2
I'm going back to California where the sweet water flows.

Gonna buy me a newspaper, sit down and read the news x2
O I cain't stay away much longer for I got the California blues

Dont grieve nor worry after I'm done, done and gone
Dont grieve nor worry, good girl, after I'm done, done and gone
Just remember on thing, good girl, you know you've done, done me wrong.


Nice banjo though.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Origins: Who is this singer and what is the song?
From: gillymor
Date: 21 Oct 18 - 08:01 PM

Doesn't sound as old enough to be a Scrapper Blackwell or Dock Boggs recording but it does sound like it might be a rewrite of Jimmy Rodgers "California Blues".


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Subject: RE: Origins: Who is this singer and what is the song?
From: gillymor
Date: 21 Oct 18 - 08:29 PM

As someone at BHO suggested it does sound like it might be Virgil Anderson. I really like his singing and picking style wether it is or not.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Who is this singer and what is the song?
From: The Sandman
Date: 22 Oct 18 - 04:04 AM

ther was a similiar track on you tubep tommy edwards
://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVhe6NX-wXY


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Subject: RE: Origins: Who is this singer and what is the song?
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 22 Oct 18 - 06:38 AM

Now identified on Banjo hangout by 5Stringtrout
as "California Blues" sung by Odus Maggard. 

https://youtu.be/R4NS5mWGzRI 

https://www.discogs.com/Odus-Maggard-Lois-Fuller-Southern-Melody/release/12312938 

CD : JA- 075 – Southern Melody
1995
"...Joseph Odus Maggard recorded for Decca and Victor in the late 1930's. Originally from Perry County, Kentucky, Odus started picking the banjo when he was a young child.  His is a progressive type of grassroots music that has contributed to the vitality and creativity of what most people today think of as bluegrass. ..."
https://www.juneappal.org/music/ja-075-southern-melody/ 

https://www.banjohangout.org/topic/347533/#4397104 

Joseph Odus Maggard
BIRTH 1915
Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, USA
DEATH18 Feb 2005 (aged 89–90)


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Subject: RE: Origins: Who is this singer and what is the song?
From: The Sandman
Date: 22 Oct 18 - 07:45 AM

thanks


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Subject: RE: Origins: Who is this singer and what is the song?
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 22 Oct 18 - 08:29 AM

Excellent.

California Blues was something I searched for on youtube but never reached the correct one. (I just tried again and seemed to run out of them before finding it still!)

Mick


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Subject: RE: Origins: Who is this singer and what is the song?
From: PHJim
Date: 06 Nov 18 - 10:37 PM

Thanks a lot. Knew I could depend on Mudcatters.


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