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  • blechtram 8:51 pm am April 18, 2020 Permalink | Antworten
    Tags: , , , , , Genre Contender, Jimmy Johnson,   

    Jimmy Johnson: Tobacco Road 

    Rating: 8.1/10
    Rated as
    : Album
    Album Status
    : Genre Contender
    Released: 1978
    Recorded: 1977
    Specific Genre: Chicago Blues, Soul Blues
    Main Genre: Electric Blues, Blues
    Label: MCM Blues Records

    1 Long About Midnight 2 Strange Things Happening 3 Look on Yonder Wall 4 I’m Crazy About My Baby 5 Tobacco Road 6 Breaking Up Somebody’s Home 7 Sweet Little Angel 8 Three Times Chicago

    Can’t control the vibration, after all I didn’t make it myself

    Most discographies will allude to 1979’s Johnson’s Whack as Jimmy Johnson’s first album, or might be referring to qualifications like his ‚domestic‘ debut and whatnot, but this little gem from 1978 (recorded 1977) is Johnson’s actual debut (and was issued in France – and he did record half an LP in 1975, on the same French label). At fifty years of age, Johnson suffered the fate of many great bluesmen of the postwar generation: important as a studio session for decades, important to the sound of the soulful Chicago blues of bigger names, and too late into the game now to make a big splash for himself.

    On Tobacco Road, Johnson sports the melismatic, exhilarated singing style of B.B. King and a not unsimilar guitar technique than another King (Albert) – somewhere between an articulate sting and a bending, organic wail. But he is distinct from both as Johnson goes sneakily funky where BB King goes smooth, he goes raw where King goes schmaltzy and he kicks into a dryly cool, rugged groove where King faceplants in overexcited horn sections. While this somehow got a „live“ tag, there clearly is no audience present (at some points, you can hear what amounts to background studio chatter), so this is probably closer to a studio session which greatly benefits the slightly ramshackle, laid-back couch-groove of the whole set. In terms of cool Chicago soul blues, this is not unlike what Earl Hooker did in the mid-1960s, but with a jazz-informed drummer and a really steady rhythm guitarist supplying a comforting background for Johnson to take off from. Watch out for some funky little drum fills and some great breakdowns which showcase Johnson’s vocals – especially on the hurt, grief-stricken yet somehow defiantly energetic showstopper „Feel Like Breakin’ Up Somebody’s Home“.

    As electric soul blues goes, this is a highly recommended set precisely because it moves in areas somewhat out of fashion at the time – it isn’t self-consciously trying to be overly theatrical and doesn’t fall into any of the flashy traps of the genre, it’s just some bloke, some beers, and some emotive, low-key blues.

  • blechtram 12:04 pm am April 11, 2020 Permalink | Antworten
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    Billet trouvé, Vol. 17 

  • blechtram 1:20 pm am April 10, 2020 Permalink | Antworten
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    Lead Belly: His complete Victor/Bluebird recordings 

    How to acquire all recordings Lead Belly made for the Victor Records label (absorbed by RCA Records in 1929) and its subsidiary label Bluebird Records? Lead Belly recorded for Victor RCA/Bluebird on two dates: June 15th and June 17th of 1940 (a saturday and a monday, as it happens), a total of 27 known tracks.

    The Lead Belly collection Take This Hammer – The Secret History of Rock & Roll (Bluebird 82876 50957 2 or RCA 50957), the fifth volume of Bluebird series When the Sun Goes Down sometimes has the claim to sport „The Complete RCA Victor Recordings“.

    This is one track short of the truth: While it does have the unissued first take „Grey Goose“ (Victor 051327-1), it misses the alternate take of „Grey Goose (Take 2)“ (Victor 051327-2). These are often mistaken for one another, as the vocal performances of Lead Belly and the Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet were very precise – but apart from slightly different speeds (which could be due to pitch differences), some of the Quartet vocalists do notably different things in the background on the two tracks.

    This track, „Grey Goose (Take 2)“ can almost exclusively be found on Document Records „Too Late, Too Late“: More Newly Discovered Titles And Alternate Takes, Volume 6 (1924-1946) (DOCD-5461).

    There are two more Document Records that contain Victor/Bluebird recordings: Complete Recorded Works 1939-1947 In Chronological Order: Volume 1 (1 April 1939 To 15 June 1940) (DOCD-5226) and Complete Recorded Works 1939-1947 In Chronological Order: Volume 2 (17 June 1940 To Summer 1943) (DOCD-5227).

    These are excellent compilations that contain many other Lead Belly tracks that you can almost exclusively get on them – so you need them. But they do not contain two tracks from the Victor sessions that are available on Take This Hammer: versions of „Yellow Gal“ and „Julianne Johnson“.

    This creates one of the more unfortunate overlap situations for Lead Belly: If you get all three Document Records compilations (which you should), you’ll need to get Bluebird’s Take This Hammer for just two tracks.

    This is a problem that nowadays can be solved through downloads, I guess, but then you miss out of the liner notes. Here is the tabella for Lead Belly’s Victor/Bluebird sessions:

    Lead Belly’s Victor/Bluebird Recordings
    No. / SourceTitleDocumentothersRemarks
    New York June 15, 1940  Huddie Ledbetter   vocal/guitar with speech-1
    051295-1, Victor 27268Pick A Bale Of CottonDOCD-5226RCA 50957in: Wolfe/Lornell; Dixon/Godrich/Rye
    051296- , Victor unissuedYellow GalRCA 50957in: Wolfe/Lornell; Dixon/Godrich/Rye; RCA 50957 notes it as „051296-1“
    051297-, Victor unissuedWhoa Back, BuckDOCD-5226RCA 50957in: Wolfe/Lornell; Dixon/Godrich/Rye
    051298-1, VictorMidnight SpecialDOCD-5226RCA 50957in: Wolfe/Lornell; Dixon/Godrich/Rye
    051299-1, Victor 27268Alabama BoundDOCD-5226RCA 50957in: Wolfe/Lornell; Dixon/Godrich/Rye
    051500-1, VictorRock Island LineDOCD-5226RCA 50957in: Wolfe/Lornell; Dixon/Godrich/Rye
    051501-, Bluebird B8791Good Morning BluesDOCD-5226RCA 50957in: Wolfe/Lornell; Dixon/Godrich/Rye
    051502-, Bluebird B8791Leaving BluesDOCD-5226RCA 50957in: Wolfe/Lornell; Dixon/Godrich/Rye
    051503-1, VictorT.B. BluesDOCD-5226RCA 50957in: Wolfe/Lornell; Dixon/Godrich/Rye
    051504-, Bluebird B8709Red Cross Store BluesDOCD-5226RCA 50957in: Wolfe/Lornell; Dixon/Godrich/Rye
    051505-, Bluebird B8550Sail On, Little Girl, Sail OnDOCD-5226RCA 50957in: Wolfe/Lornell; Dixon/Godrich/Rye
    051506-, Bluebird B8709RobertaDOCD-5226RCA 50957in: Wolfe/Lornell; Dixon/Godrich/Rye
    051507-, Bluebird B8559AlbertaDOCD-5226RCA 50957in: Wolfe/Lornell; Dixon/Godrich/Rye
    051508-1, VictorI’m on My Last Go RoundDOCD-5226RCA 50957in: Wolfe/Lornell; Dixon/Godrich/Rye
    New York June 17, 1940  Huddie Ledbetter   vocal/guitar with speech-1
    051322-1, Victor Easy RiderDOCD-5227RCA 50957in: Wolfe/Lornell; Dixon/Godrich/Rye
    051323-1, Bluebird B8750New York CityDOCD-5227RCA 50957in: Wolfe/Lornell; Dixon/Godrich/Rye
    051324-, Bluebird B8570Worried BluesDOCD-5227RCA 50957in: Wolfe/Lornell; Dixon/Godrich/Rye
    051325-, Bluebird B8570Don’t You Love Your Daddy No More?DOCD-5227RCA 50957in: Wolfe/Lornell; Dixon/Godrich/Rye. Fancourt notes that Wolfe/Lornell also incorrectly note this track for August 4, 1949.
    051326-1, Bluebird B8750You Can’t Lose-A Me ChollyDOCD-5227RCA 50957in: Wolfe/Lornell; Dixon/Godrich/Rye. Fancourt notes that Wolfe/Lornell also incorrectly note this track for August 4, 1949.
    051327-1, Victor unissuedGrey GooseDOCD-5227RCA 50957in: Wolfe/Lornell; Dixon/Godrich/Rye
    051327-2, Victor 27267Grey Goose (Take 2)DOCD-5461in: Dixon/Godrich/Rye
    051328-1, Victor unissuedDidn’t Ol‘ John Cross The Water?DOCD-5411RCA 50957in: Wolfe/Lornell; Dixon/Godrich/Rye
    051329-1, Victor 27267Stew BallDOCD-5227RCA 50957in: Wolfe/Lornell; Dixon/Godrich/Rye
    051330-, Victor unissuedTake This HammerDOCD-5227RCA 50957in: Wolfe/Lornell; Dixon/Godrich/Rye
    051331-, Victor unissuedCan’t You Line ‚EmDOCD-5227RCA 50957in: Wolfe/Lornell; Dixon/Godrich/Rye
    051332-Julianne JohnsonRCA 50957in: Wolfe/Lornell; Dixon/Godrich/Rye; RCA 50957 notes it as „051332-1“
    051333-1, Victor 27266Ham An‘ EggsDOCD-5227RCA 50957in: Wolfe/Lornell; Dixon/Godrich/Rye
  • blechtram 4:00 pm am April 7, 2020 Permalink | Antworten
    Tags: Motivation,   

    Vignetten, Vol. 29 

  • blechtram 1:06 pm am April 5, 2020 Permalink | Antworten
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    Toller Ausdruck der Woche: Arrieregarde – Nachtrag! 

    In diesem Beitrag hatte ich mich sehr darüber gewundert, warum für Avantgarde die metaphorische (kultur- und kunstprogressive) Bedeutungsvariante im Duden lexikalisiert ist, während dies für Arrieregarde nicht der Fall ist, obwohl ein Blick in ein DWDS-Korpus zeigt, dass im 20. Jahrhundert auch hier eigentlich nur die metaphorische (kultur- und kunstregressive) Bedeutung verbucht ist.

    Deshalb habe ich beim Institut für Deutsche Sprache (IDS) nachgefragt. Und tatsächlich, nicht einmal vier Tage später kam die erlösende Antwort. Klar, sie ist so allgemein wie die Frage, aber trotzdem: Das ist sprachbenutzer*innenorientierter Service, ich bin baff. Zehn von zehn Punkten für das IDS. Hier die Antwort:

  • blechtram 11:25 am am April 3, 2020 Permalink | Antworten
    Tags: Interaktion,   

    Vignetten, Vol. 28 

  • blechtram 11:15 am am April 2, 2020 Permalink | Antworten
    Tags: , Duden, , Lexika, Pesto, Reis   

    Kontige Objekte: Duden vs. Klopapier 

    Diese Wörter wurden laut der Online-Duden-Webseite so ungefähr Mitte März 2020 „häufig nachgeschlagen“. Natürlich (und hier für die Nachwelt): Das sind die Wörter bzw. Produkte, ohne die es die Welt zu jener Märzenzeit nicht durch die Corona-Krise geschafft hätte. Bei Google-Trends erstaunt eine solche Suche also nicht unbedingt (man muss ja googeln, ob’s im Supermarkt um die Ecke noch „Reis“ gibt und wieviel 500 Gramm „Pasta“ jetzt kosten). Bei einem Wörterbuch ist die Schlagwortsuche doch kurios. Meine erste Annahme war, dass der Online-Duden einfach schummelt und sich die Wörter bei Google Trends o.ä. besorgt hat – das hat aber nur sehr bedingt mit den Google Trends jener Zeit übereingestimmt („Klopapier“ wurde tatsächlich wie verrück gegoogelt, aber z.B. für „Pasta“ habe ich keine entsprechende Google-Statistik gefunden). Jedenfalls liegt die Vermutung nahe, dass die „häufig nachgeschlagenen Wörter“ mehr oder weniger stark kuratiert sind. Das ist ja auch sinnvoll, sonst würden dort konsequent Dinge wie „wi(e)dersprechen“ und „R(h)yt(h)mus“ die Charts anführen. Ich hab mal beim Duden nachgefragt:

    Die Antwort steht noch aus. Es bleibt spannend: Klopapier. Pasta. Pesto. Reis.

  • blechtram 8:49 pm am April 1, 2020 Permalink | Antworten

    Youtube Comments Out of Context: Sixth Week 

    1. if  Donald  „LOSE*  He can be Next  Romero   Clown Zombie  Star
    2. But wait. Didn’t the mouse in the striped shirt eventually get married, have kids, and grandchildren? It’s almost as if the makers of this movie didn’t give two shits about what they were making, or something.
    3. I got it alright. You see, the Internet doesn’t really have the future. Internet is always just a distraction.
    4. stupid luck reaction specifically fast monitor adapt.
    5. Do a sketch on the agricultural revolution
    6. Arya doesn’t go to Winterfell and heads for Westros while Bran arrives to Winterfell and after quoting „Chaos is a ladder“ Little finger leaves for Westros, Bran hands Littlefinger’s dagger to Sansa and explains what he knows about Littlefinger and Jon’s true name. Sansa decides to keep Jon’s true name a secret from the northerners for now since she doesn’t know how people will react knowing that the Lord of the North is related to The Mad King. When Littlefinger arrives to Westros he tries to advice Cercei on how to take the north in hopes Sansa will fall from power, Cercei sends an army to take over and Littlefinger goes with them. Meanwhile Bran tells everyone about the white walkers but no one believes him except for Sansa and Jon but they can’t convince people so Sansa seeks help from Tyrion, she explains Jon’s true name to him and he believes her so he tries to convince Daenerys to join them but she’s not convinced and is too busy planing her take on Westros to afford it, she only agrees to send a ship with enough dragon glass and very few of her men. Without any more options Jon trains his men while winter comes and the dead advances enough to be seen near Castle Black. By this point Littlefinger’s near the area and hears this, word comes to Cercei about these white walkers just as Daenerys is nearing Westros to attack. Cercei takes advantage of Tyrion being the hand of Daenerys and calls out a truce, after a long talk with Tyrion Daenerys agrees and both their armies are supposed to be fighting along side the northerns against the white walkers while in fact Cercei’s not sending any more soldiers than the ones that are at Littlefinger’s command. Back in Winterfell Littlefinger arrives with his army claiming they’re allies and that the whole kingdom is in a truce thanks to him, Jon and Sansa have to work with them and Jon heads to the wall leaving Sansa to rule the north, with all that’s going on Jon doesn’t know Littlefinger stays with her and only half of his army heads to the wall with them. With winter upon them the armies are sent beyond the wall while a few stay behind to meet with Daenerys who arrives near the Castle Black with her dragons, her only protection being Jora, Tyrion..and her dragons. Everyone’s in disbelief while Jon is called to meet Daenerys, she has her doubts about Jon’s true name and they fall into a disagreement since Daenerys doesn’t want all of her Dragons to participate in battle, after Tyrion explains that the dragons will possibly be their only advantage her only option is to accept the risk so all of them charge beyond the wall in the black of the night, but with the dark they can’t tell the difference between soldiers and white walkers, Rhaegal attacks a crowd where Jon’s being attacked and kills both the white walkers and the soldiers, Daenerys notices this and flies with Drogon to the spot where she knows Jon was fighting, Jon’s heavily wounded by the white walkers but he managed to survive Rhaegal’s fire so she takes him with Drogon’s help back to Castle Black for his wounds to be attended, convinced his her only family left. Rhaegal and Viserion are left to fight and they can only attack where there are lots of white walkers to prevent more soldiers from dying and they take a good amount out but Viserion is far enough to see the Night King, he charges after him but the knight king attacks with the spike, Viserion is turned a white walker, he is killing a lot of soldiers but soon he is fought by Rhaegal and the 2 die in this fight leaving only Drogon alive. Daenerys hears this and is in pain, in the middle of it all she realizes Cercei’s soldiers were small in number and blames Tyrion claiming he’s just trying to destroy her army so she banishes him, he has to obey and leaves her grieving and maddened. Back in Winterfell Littlefinger’s army is taking advantage of the few soldiers left behind and take over the north, Sansa surrenders without any choice. Word comes to Tyrion about Cercei’s army and he tries to level with Jamie about this scam, Jamie is trying to convince Cercei to give the throne away to prevent destruction from Daenerys‘ wrath. Cercei declines knowing that one dragon is easier to be defeated than 3, claiming Jamie’s still on Tyrion’s side she kills him in the spot with a sword though the heart delivered by the mountain, thinking his child is all she will need as a family she decides to send all of her men (including the ones in Winterfell) to protect the castle as she’s in the throne with the mountain as her guard, not going down without a fight. Meanwhile in Castle Black Jon’s better and showing sympathy to Daenerys, they bond over grief and he promises her he’ll fight by her side if they make it out alive, with this she reminds herself of her final goal and agrees to keep fighting this war. 3 armies are fighting against the white walkers and The Night king is outsmarted by Bran’s strategy who controls Drogon and kills him, his army falls along with him. Back in Winterfell lots of homes are being destroyed and Sansa’s being kept a prisoner, Littlefinger’s telling her that Jon’s dead because of a dragon and that he is her only chance of survival now that 2 potential rulers are their enemies, he proposes they join their people, Sansa says yes, knowing it’s useless to oppose him, so she goes free and Little finger’s named Lord of Winterfell with Sansa as his Lady, most of the allies are dissapointed and leave Winterfell convinced the Starks are weak, when they’re alone they’re making plans to pretend that Winterfell’s being conquered in the name of Cercei so they could invite her and kill her while she visits, but Sansa knows this can take years and that Cercei’s going to put a price on her head when she hears she’s a Lady, so she pretends to agree on this plan and while he’s turned his back on her she puts the dagger to his throat, he tries to persuade her telling her he’s on her side, he declares his love for her mother and her, he promises that he won’t kill her no matter the price, but she tells him she knows he betrayed his father, his blood turns cold and he keeps insisting she won’t survive without him, she’s done listening to him and slices his throat. Not long after she calls her few loyal men and declares war on the Lanister soldiers that are left, without their captain the small army that was left is defeated by the northerners. Back to Westros Jon accompanies Daenerys and they join armies to take over the Red Keep now that the white walkers are defeated, Daenerys tries her best to trust Jon despite what she’s been through but he has to follow her orders no matter how against them he is. They basically destroy the city with Drogon’s fire and Cercei’s explosives but they end up winning, the city’s filled with dead bodies from both armies and when they enter the throne room to look for Cercei she’s nowhere to be found. In the end she took Jamie’s advice and ran away after seeing Drogon destroy her army in one swipe, she knows it’s useless to fight now and finds Tyrion standing in her way, she explains Jamie died in battle and that she’s pregnant with his child while tears escape from her face, she blames him for Jamie’s death saying he basically committed suicide because he was so sure they would lose, Tyrion knows she’s come undone, he doesn’t want to see his whole family fade because of him, so he lets her get away and his only condition is to never show her face again, she leaves the room and reunites with the mountain as her guard to sail with Euron, she’s planning to convince him the child is his and maybe go back to conquer her kingdom once her army grows, but just as she think’s she’s safe the mountain kills her, who turns out to be Arya. Now with everything settled Danerys is in conflict since the throne technically belongs to Jon, he doesn’t want it and leaves for Winterfell to recollect his fallen lands leaving Daenerys to be the queen of ashes
    7. war ja klar,tage in vichy,in jeder anderen arschlochsprache,aber natürlich nicht in deutsch ihr arschlochkinder.
  • blechtram 9:12 am am April 1, 2020 Permalink | Antworten

    March 2020 Updates: Complete Blues Discographies 

    These are the March updates for my Complete Blues Bio-Discographies list. A more complete version (as of now) is here.

    Please note that this is the order in which I updated the list, not the order of living dates, recording dates or order in which the names appear on the list.

    Martha Copeland
    Maggie Jones
    Bessie Smith
    Clara Smith
    Sister Rosetta Tharpe
    Junior Parker
    Edna Hicks
    J.B. Lenoir
    Big Maceo Merriweather
    Furry Lewis
    Mississippi Fred McDowell
    Sylvester Weaver
    Margaret Johnson
    Hazel Meyers
    Memphis Minnie
    Laura Smith
    Robert Nighthawk
    Sippie Wallace
    Papa Charlie Jackson
    Butterbeans and Susie
    Blind Lemon Jefferson
    Lonnie Johnson
    Peg Leg Howell
    Robert Lockwood Jr.
    Blind Blake
    Bo Weavil Jackson

  • blechtram 9:03 am am March 27, 2020 Permalink | Antworten
    Tags: Gustav Klimt, Trinken,   

    Vignetten, Vol. 27 

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