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Looking at this thread i decided to dig all my cd's out of the boxe,s i keep them in [ to many to put on display] came across the Blues Collection series that came about in 1994 the ones that had the magazine with it.i think it came out fortnightly the complete collection was i think 75 i got to 30 and the shop stopped selling them and i could not get any more,just wondered i any one got the complete collection lucky devils if you did,[ i wish they would reissue them] wolvoboy
Post by Michael Messer on Dec 5, 2008 15:31:31 GMT
Wolvoboy, that was a great collection. I have a few of them. The one I don't have is the Louisiana Red. Do you have it?
Roj - I have known JC & Angelina for many years. We used to do gigs & festivals together, but in the last ten years we lost touch with each other. I caught up with them recently in Reading and apart from the emotional side of seeing old friends, I was knocked out with their performance. Their two recent albums that I listed in my current listening list are both excellent. I haven't stopped playing them since I took the plastic wrapper off. The Gramophone Party is a great record, but is quite a specialized taste....early jazz & blues. But the Broken Hearted Blues CD is a superb roots-folk-blues-country-whatever-you-call-it album. Readers of this forum who are into acoustic roots music should get a copy of this record.
I got "The Blues Collection" while in Australia. The collection was at No 45 when I left Oz, but when I got back here it was at no 70 so I didn't bother to complete it. I think the total was 75; five binders with 15 in each. They come up on eBay fairly regularly.
My two most recently acquired CDs are what I am listening to most at the moment, these are:
"Roll With You" by Eli 'Paperboy' Reed and the True Loves, bought in the wake of this impressive live appearance on 'Later...':
"Good News Blues" by James Michael Thompson (aka "Tompo"), who I stumbled upon on youtube while browsing around for clips with resonator guitar. Here is his version of 'In My Time of Dying' (not on the newest album)
He also provides a brief discussion/demo of that rather interesting Ellis eight string baritone resonator (co-designed by Thompson) on youtube:
Couldn't find anywhere to buy this chap's music in the UK, ended up ordering it direct from Rella (a "local artists" label in Australia), who proved helpful and communicative and dispatched the goods immediately (link at www.tompo.net/.
I've recently purchased a tunecast device for the ipod so i can listen to it on the car radio on my daily commute. Just for change i set my ipod to play every song on the ipod alphabetically by title. I didn't realise how different some songs sound when played out of context, ie without heir usual album tracks before and after. Anyways, this mornings songs included: California - John Mayall Camp Hollers - Son House Can't Get Next to You - Oli Brown Cancer - My Chemical Romance Cannonball Blues by some chap called Michael Messer (anyone heard of him?) ;D Canvey Island - British Sea Power Castellorizon - David Gilmour
Should be a good journey home - next rack is A Chnge is Gonna Come - Jools Hooland and Ruby Turner
"Music is spiritual. The music business is not." -Van Morrison
This is what my iPod has be running through as I am getting on with my MM Blues re-finishing project.
Bob Brozman - Post Industrial Blues Son House - various Keb Mo - various Leadbelly - Best of John Mayer Trio - Try Live Furry Lewis 1961 Blind Willie Johnson - cold is the ground Robert Johnson Erkan Ogur - Mor daglar (Turkish fretless guitarist)
Some of this is to steal techniques, some of it just can't stop!
Current favorite album The Road to Robert Johnson - various
I spend a lot of time writing my own songs. I have RJ almost in my head. Not using a car I don't get to listen much while on the move. My MP3 player has Nic Jones, the Kinks and Dylan, with a bit of Richard Thompson.
Last few played, not so much guitar stuff nowadays:
Bix & Tram JSP set Lang/Venuti " The California Ramblers Richard Leo Johnson - Legend of Vernon McAllister Jake Thackray comp Mike Cooper - blues comp Savoy Orpheans comp Rare Mississippi blues - JSP set (King Solomon Hill etc, superb set!) Adrian Rollini comp
Michael - nice to see the complimentary comments re JC & Angelina - they're good mates of mine - I meet up with the lad fairly often for a little jam ( well, I say jam, these days more an exercise in me trying to avoid self-embarrassment!), next time I see them I'll tell them they're being highly spoken of here..