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Hear Bottleneck Bill play 'poor boy'

GUEST,Jim Clark..London..England 24 Oct 02 - 06:22 AM
GUEST,http://groups.msn.com/acousticmusiciansandpo 24 Oct 02 - 07:28 PM
mack/misophist 24 Oct 02 - 07:50 PM
Amos 24 Oct 02 - 08:15 PM
GUEST,Dan Bman 24 Oct 02 - 08:29 PM
GUEST,Jim Clark..London..England 24 Oct 02 - 09:55 PM
Oversoul 24 Oct 02 - 10:06 PM
GUEST,Jim Clark..London..England 25 Oct 02 - 08:46 AM
GUEST,Jim Clark..London..England 25 Oct 02 - 07:04 PM
GUEST,truckerdave 25 Oct 02 - 09:07 PM
mack/misophist 25 Oct 02 - 10:09 PM
Amos 25 Oct 02 - 10:26 PM
khandu 25 Oct 02 - 10:34 PM
GUEST,Jim Clark..London..England 26 Oct 02 - 05:25 AM
GUEST,Jim Clark..London..England 26 Oct 02 - 05:37 PM
GUEST,truckerdave 26 Oct 02 - 06:27 PM
GUEST,Jim Clark..London..England 26 Oct 02 - 06:38 PM
GUEST,Bottleneck Bill 15 Jul 11 - 07:21 AM
Rusty Dobro 15 Jul 11 - 07:35 AM
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Subject: Hear Bottleneck Bill play 'poor boy'
From: GUEST,Jim Clark..London..England
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 06:22 AM

Heres a superb version of "Poor boy" performed in the "gitfiddle" style of legendary Mississippi delta bluesman Bukka White who first recorded it in the 1930's.... Bill uses the blunt side of a pen knife to frail the strings and extract the the ringing tones from his guitar this is a technique few perform these days ..heres the link to the page with the sound file
"Poor boy,Long ways from home" Blues performed by Bottleneck Bill (sound file)



Regards..

Jim Clark..


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Subject: RE: Hear Bottleneck Bill play 'poor boy'
From: GUEST,http://groups.msn.com/acousticmusiciansandpo
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 07:28 PM

zaaaaaaap


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Subject: RE: Hear Bottleneck Bill play 'poor boy'
From: mack/misophist
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 07:50 PM

You should warn people that that's on a microsoft 'passport' site. Microsoft won't let people who don't trust them use the facilities.


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Subject: RE: Hear Bottleneck Bill play 'poor boy'
From: Amos
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 08:15 PM

Right clicking on the WAV link allows load to disk....


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Subject: RE: Hear Bottleneck Bill play 'poor boy'
From: GUEST,Dan Bman
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 08:29 PM

Amos, I must be doing something wrong; I right-clicked on the .wav link and it still wanted me to sign into MSN Passport. I'd love to hear this file; anyone have any other suggestions? regards, Bman


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Subject: RE: Hear Bottleneck Bill play 'poor boy'
From: GUEST,Jim Clark..London..England
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 09:55 PM

Just get a hotmail passport...it doesnt cost anything.....the MSN web communities are a marvelous facility dont miss out on e'm ha ha..

Regards..

Jim...
ps theres heaps more acoustic blues to be heard at this site....


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Subject: RE: Hear Bottleneck Bill play 'poor boy'
From: Oversoul
Date: 24 Oct 02 - 10:06 PM

Oh, yes. What this world needs is more "rip-offs" of the acoustic blues scene. John Fahey's version(s) were enough white-washing for me, albeit really fine. And what about the Memphis Sheiks? Bottleneck Bill?...BLOW ME!


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Subject: RE: Hear Bottleneck Bill play 'poor boy'
From: GUEST,Jim Clark..London..England
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 08:46 AM

What are you talking about "rip-offs" of the acoustic blues scene"..your living in cloud coockoo world pal..can I have some of that stuff you've been sniffing please ha ha..

acoustic musicians and poets sound archive


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Subject: RE: Hear Bottleneck Bill play 'poor boy'
From: GUEST,Jim Clark..London..England
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 07:04 PM

acoustic musicians and poets sound archive


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Subject: RE: Hear Bottleneck Bill play 'poor boy'
From: GUEST,truckerdave
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 09:07 PM

Who the heck is Bottleneck Bill anyway? The guy who posted this?


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Subject: RE: Hear Bottleneck Bill play 'poor boy'
From: mack/misophist
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 10:09 PM

It;s not against the law to work for microsoft but you really ought to tell people.


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Subject: RE: Hear Bottleneck Bill play 'poor boy'
From: Amos
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 10:26 PM

Jim:

I'm sorry but that site makes it next to impossible to get the damn song. "poor Boy" has long been one of my fond early memories, but I'll have to find some other path to hear this. MS has once again worn my patience to the thin frayed snapping point with their broken links and circular references. If they would just point to a downloadable file (instead of "attachmnets/109" which has no file type.) it might work better.



A


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Subject: RE: Hear Bottleneck Bill play 'poor boy'
From: khandu
Date: 25 Oct 02 - 10:34 PM

Hey, Trucker Dave! Where you been? Come on back and stay a while!
Reset yer cookie so I can PM you!

I am having no luck at the site myself. Wouldn't mind hearing "Poor Boy" but I ain't gonna jump thru nobody's hoop!

k


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Subject: RE: Hear Bottleneck Bill play 'poor boy'
From: GUEST,Jim Clark..London..England
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 05:25 AM

Well firstly I dont work for Microsoft,though I am available at half of what Bill Gates is earning if they want me...

I think you do need to have a (totaly free) Hotmail account with MSN to play the sound files..I've currently got 15 of these wonderful Hotmail addresses as posting sound files in the quantity I do does eat up the allowance of about 30 minutes sound file time under each free passport and I aint spent a penny or a plugged Cent getting them....THEY ARE FREE AS THE AIR FOLKS ..YES FREE..ha ha..and this not an advert for Microsoft (we know tghey are buggers ha ha) its just plain fact..

To listen to the sound files at my site of everything from classic poetry set to music to blues to Irish traditional to singer songwriters etc etc etc..

If you have a fully functioning and compatible default sound player on your PC (The Windows media player or the latest freebie "Real-one player both play wav files (alas the older Real players possibly dont..so just do the free update)...If you have your computer switched onto either of the aforementioned players then to play the sound files having gone to the massive trouble of spending less than 5 minutes registering with MSN and becoming a member of the site)All you should need to do is place your cursor over the wav file at the bottom of each sound page and click...being a wav file and depending how long the track is the file will take upto a few minutes to load and open on your PC,but then it takes time to recieve stuff from your local record dealer doesnt it or by post or by bus and this method is totaly free and you can sip your coffee while waiting ha ha...

If your default player isnt compatible(ie Quicktime/older realplayers etc "YUK")..Then "HERES HOW TO OPEN A WAV FILE USING THE PC'S SOUND RECORDER" (1) Place cursor over the sound file at bottom of the sound message/page (2)Click right on your mouse " click on - Save target as"
(3) Allow the file to download into a folder (remember which one,its your choice)on your PC (4) When this has been completed - Bring up your PC's sound recorder - which is found on your PC in the Programmes,accessories,entertainment menu section...You then click File,open the wav file you've saved in the folder you placed it in,and now you are ready to play the sound file...All the sound files work at my "acoustic musicians and poets sound archive" If you know how to go about playing them,which can take a moment to learn,but is piss easy once as you've sussed it,and then the internet becomes a veritable cornucopia of sound delights...I know my sound files work as I regularly recieve feedback on them from other websites where i've leftlinks...These recordings are unique..you cant buy them in your record shop they come from my own video and sound archiving activities and Bottleneck Bill is unique too' been playing country blues since the early 1960's,he's not famous like some of the better known,but nowhere near as talented acoustic blues performers,but Bill is a one off,a veritable walking computer capable of reproducing with great authenticity the sounds of blues from nearly all the greats of the acoustic blues tradition....Give him a try..he's worth the journey over to my website where you can hear an ever increasing selection of talented acoustic performers and poets you wont hear anywhere else in the world..

acoustic musicians and poets sound archive

Regards..

Jim Clark..London..England..


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Subject: RE: Hear Bottleneck Bill play 'poor boy'
From: GUEST,Jim Clark..London..England
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 05:37 PM

acoustic musicians and poets sound archive


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Subject: RE: Hear Bottleneck Bill play 'poor boy'
From: GUEST,truckerdave
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 06:27 PM

Booker recorded "poor boy long ways from home" in the 30's? Where? I could be wrong but i don't think Booker used a penknife, unless it was on a song or two. I've seen him play in person and on a video and he used a slide. I also play several of his songs and they are slide songs, not lap style(i play both ways). As far as reproducing with great authenticity the old blues, maybe that flys in England but not in the US(at least if you expect someone to listen). I may cause some of the blues "purists" to have a fit, but some of that old stuff from the 30's stank. Yeah, all the old timers had a few good songs but you ought to listen to some of thier lesser known stuff. At least some of the modern performers have thier own versions of the old tunes(some of them stink also). I guess i'll never know what Bottleneck Bill sounds like cause i'm not gonna kiss microsofts rear just to hear it.


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Subject: RE: Hear Bottleneck Bill play 'poor boy'
From: GUEST,Jim Clark..London..England
Date: 26 Oct 02 - 06:38 PM

TruckerDave arent you being just a wee bit analy retentative..


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Subject: RE: Hear Bottleneck Bill play 'poor boy'
From: GUEST,Bottleneck Bill
Date: 15 Jul 11 - 07:21 AM

Hi, all I think Jim is refering to Rollin`n Stone From Robert Pete Williams, I used the Herb Quin Melody (which he recorded as Casey , you cain`t catch the train ) played upright for po`boy. Jesus died on the Cross is Bukka`s Po` Boy put to religious Lyrics which he possibly recorded earlier as Washington Phillips. We Musicians can`t win - we`re either crap or rip off merchants! beleive me I`d love to play a few festivals and make a buck but to-date have been snubbed ! I primarly play the music I love and don`t think it`s a hangnin` crime. I shall continue to do so! Walkin` Blues Was Robert`s arrangement of a Son House Blues & as usual He did a killer job. Blind Lemon Jefferson did Too Many Hot Dogs a fave of Brett Marvin & The Thunderbolts.

Robert Pete used a knife on Rare occasion Whilst Bukka used a chubby Screwdriver! I use my longer than usual slide as knife carrying is these days frowned on. I can be contacted via delta.man111@gmail.com


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Subject: RE: Hear Bottleneck Bill play 'poor boy'
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 15 Jul 11 - 07:35 AM

Plenty of B.B. on Youtube, including a biog.


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