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Post by caucajun on Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:19 pm

i was reseaching Junior Kimbrough, and found this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm06GowX3gU&feature=rellist&playnext=1&list=PLF59FFEFC54FB2898

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Post by Iceman on Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:50 pm

Now THAT is a juxtaposition of opposing styles which result in order and harmony, IMHO.

Nice dig, CCJ. cheers

I am going to plead unfamiliarity on this one. Is this gentleman a homegrown talent to your region of the south?

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Post by caucajun on Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:20 pm

so far, all i know is he (was) from North Mississippi. (close enough). he really has (had) an interesting tone and style. i'm gonna follow a few links about him.

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Post by hobster on Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:50 pm

Nice dig indeed, i enjoyed that, thanks Caucajun. He's playing a 87 anniversary Spectrum 3 i do believe.

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Post by The Chad on Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:45 am

Wow, didn't expect that! Really like his voice.

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Post by corsair on Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:32 am

You gotta love that whole "cross-genre guitar" thing, eh... and the tracks alright, too!! Nice catch!!

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Post by Sollophonic on Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:18 pm

Ive seen this guy play a few oddball guitars.

He played some angular Peavey thing at one time too.

Theres also a clip of him playing a nice sunburst MIM Tele on a porch somewhere too.


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Post by Barry on Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:11 pm

Wow! Made my head spin around a couple of times!
A pointy guitar ain't the first thing you think of when you consider the blues. tongue
Very reminiscent of early John Lee Hooker's sound to my ear.

Just shows to go ya, the Blues is in the fingers and the soul...not the guitar!

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Post by anaerobe on Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:33 pm

Reminds me of R L Burnside, particularly the guitar tone and approach.

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Post by The Chad on Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:32 pm

anaerobe wrote:Reminds me of R L Burnside, particularly the guitar tone and approach.

Wasn't he a general in the Civil War or something? Laughing

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Post by Iceman on Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:02 pm

The Chad wrote:
anaerobe wrote:Reminds me of R L Burnside, particularly the guitar tone and approach.

Wasn't he a general in the Civil War or something? Laughing

I believe you are thinking of A.E. Burnside there, big guy... lol! lol!

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Post by anaerobe on Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:27 pm

R.L. is one of the best Hills Bluesmen (vs. Delta kin) that I can think of. American civil war history is beyond my expertise. Perhaps R.L. was old enough to have served in the Boer war, but I digress..... Laughing Laughing

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Post by The Chad on Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:30 pm

Iceman wrote:
The Chad wrote:
anaerobe wrote:Reminds me of R L Burnside, particularly the guitar tone and approach.

Wasn't he a general in the Civil War or something? Laughing

I believe you are thinking of A.E. Burnside there, big guy... lol! lol!

Ah, whatever. I still like my story better. Laughing That guy had some wicked side burn action going on too, if I recall.

Oh yeah, and to stay on topic... Westone something or other. Very Happy

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Post by Warrn on Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:06 am

The Chad wrote:
Iceman wrote:
The Chad wrote:
anaerobe wrote:Reminds me of R L Burnside, particularly the guitar tone and approach.

Wasn't he a general in the Civil War or something? Laughing

I believe you are thinking of A.E. Burnside there, big guy... lol! lol!

Ah, whatever. I still like my story better. Laughing That guy had some wicked side burn action going on too, if I recall.

Oh yeah, and to stay on topic... Westone something or other. Very Happy
Burnside's name became the term for the style of facial hair he sported. Massive sideburns down along his jaw and attaching to his equally massive mustache, but a clean shaven chin. So if you shave only your chin, but not the rest of your facial hair, you have a burnside. Very Happy

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Post by The Chad on Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:58 am

Warrn wrote:
The Chad wrote:
Iceman wrote:
The Chad wrote:
anaerobe wrote:Reminds me of R L Burnside, particularly the guitar tone and approach.

Wasn't he a general in the Civil War or something? Laughing

I believe you are thinking of A.E. Burnside there, big guy... lol! lol!

Ah, whatever. I still like my story better. Laughing That guy had some wicked side burn action going on too, if I recall.

Oh yeah, and to stay on topic... Westone something or other. Very Happy
Burnside's name became the term for the style of facial hair he sported. Massive sideburns down along his jaw and attaching to his equally massive mustache, but a clean shaven chin. So if you shave only your chin, but not the rest of your facial hair, you have a burnside. Very Happy

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