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BLUESSURIA. "Yank" Rachell. D'après les récentes recherches d'Eric LeBlanc et Bob Eagle, Yank Rachell serait né en 1903 et non en 1910 (pourtant marqué sur sa pierre tombale).

"Yank" Rachell

Quoi qu'il en soit, il nait dans une ferme proche de Brownsville (Tennessee). Fils de George Rachell et Lula Taylor, il choisit la mandoline à 8 ans, un instrument dont il deviendra un des meilleurs spécialistes. Yank Rachell. The mandolin is not the first instrument one might associate with the Blues, but in the hands of ‘Yank’ Rachell, it became a familiar sound on stage and on records.

Yank Rachell

From the late 20s ‘Jug Band Craze’ to the ‘urbanisation’ of the Blues in 30s Chicago, onward to the 60s Folk/Blues revival and almost to the end of the Century, Yank added a twist to the music with his instrumental skills and impeccable good taste. James Rachell was born in Brownsville TN in 1910. When he was eight years old he was given a little pig to look after, but he traded it for a ‘hump-backed’ mandolin and, when his Mama had calmed down, he taught himself to play.

Yank Rachell. Toward the end of his life, bluesman Rachell was playing a Flatiron F-style mandolin (tuned E B F# C#) procured for him by ex–Lovin' Spoonful guitarist John Sebastian.

Yank Rachell

Yank used the Flatiron on two CDs with Sebastian and also on his final recording, Too Hot for the Devil. However, Yank's favorite instrument was this Harmony acoustic/electric, which he played on recordings such as Blues Mandolin Man and Chicago Style. The Harmony now belongs to Indianapolis blues player Mike Butler. Here's a video clip of Yank performing with Sleepy John Estes. And in a first for electric mandolin players, there's a biography of Yank available from University Press of Mississippi. Where the blues and faith meet. Reviews Archives - Blues Rock Review. ROCK AND BLUES MUSE with Martine Ehrenclou. Home - American Blues Scene. Blues music news. Electric Blues Harmonica - Mics, Amps, Tabs, Archives, Store. Electric Blues Harmonica - Mics, Amps, Tabs, Archives, Store. Electric Blues Harmonica - Mics, Amps, Tabs, Archives, Store. Piedmont Blues & Hash Bash, October 7th and 8th, 2011 on Historic North Main Street at Town Square.

By John Waldrop The East Coast Blues, also known as Country Blues, and The Piedmont Blues, was played in the coastal Southern states.

Piedmont Blues & Hash Bash, October 7th and 8th, 2011 on Historic North Main Street at Town Square

As the blues began to develop and become popular at the turn of the twentieth century, Ragtime music was king. The composer Scott Joplin published "The Maple Leaf Rag" in 1900 and sold one million copies. This in a country of only a little over 75 million people! Joplin's rags and John Philip Sousa's marches were the popular music of the day and influenced the blues and other styles all over the country, except in the severely isolated regions like the Mississippi Delta.

Durham, North Carolina for years was home to many of the originators of the Piedmont Blues like Reverend Gary Davis (Born in Laurens, SC), Blind Boy Fuller and many others until the city outlawed street music in 1942. Piedmont-style blues is characterized by a finger-picking Martin Guitar style borrowed from the banjo that imitates the ragtime piano.

List of Piedmont blues musicians. Below is a list of Piedmont blues musicians.

List of Piedmont blues musicians

Stefan Wirz' 'American Music' site. Woodrow AdamsAbu Talib (Freddy Robinson)Dave Alexander (Omar Sharriff)'Texas' AlexanderGarfield AkersCasey AndersonJelly Roll AndersonPink AndersonLittle Willie AndersonEd AndrewsRoosevelt AntrimArchibaldBilly Boy ArnoldKokomo ArnoldCharles Avery Memphis Willie B.Baby Face Leroy FosterBackwards Sam Firk (Michael Stewart) DeFord BaileyKid BaileyWillie BakerTom Ball & Kenny Sultan (early records only) John Henry BarbeeCecil BarfieldRaymond BarrowAndrew and Jim BaxterBeale Street Sheiks / Frank StokesLottie Beaman/KimbroughNathan BeauregardBrenda BellEarl BellEd BellD.C.

Stefan Wirz' 'American Music' site

BenderWill BennettTon van Bergeyk. Cary Morin - Music Maker Relief Foundation. Cary Morin brings together the great musical traditions of America and beyond like no other, from the rocking, electrified world groove of The Atoll, to the pared-down acoustic blues of Sing It Louder.

Cary Morin - Music Maker Relief Foundation

Released in April 2011, this recording showcases Morin’s deft fingerstyle guitar and distinctive songwriting style, which has been described as acoustic Native Americana, with strong qualities of jam, reggae, jazz, blues, bluegrass and dance. How We Helped: Cary Morin is part of Music Maker Relief Foundation’s “Next Generation Artists” program. Artist Directory - Music Maker Relief Foundation. Jimmy Anderson: Natchez Swamp Blues. Click for larger view View full resolution Jimmy Anderson sang traditional and original songs.

Jimmy Anderson: Natchez Swamp Blues

He rendered an excellent upbeat version of the murder ballad “Frankie and Johnny” and a laid-back version of Slim Harpo’s hit “I’m A King Bee,” and his song “Naggin’,” with its “wicked downbeat,” has been called “a minor masterpiece.” Jimmy Anderson, 2009, photographed by Vincent Joos. [End Page 130] Jimmy Anderson: Mississippi Folklife and Folk Artist Directory. Jimmy Anderson Harmonica Player and Vocalist, Natchez Harmonica player and vocalist Jimmy Anderson was born on a farm near Natchez on November 21, 1934.

Jimmy Anderson: Mississippi Folklife and Folk Artist Directory

His parents were sharecroppers who also worked in Natchez, and Anderson’s first exposure to the blues was via hearing the harmonica of Alexander “Papa George” Lightfoot, a deejay and recording artist who often played while he sold snowballs from a wagon. Dixiefrog Records. Captain Luke (Luther Mayer) was born in Greenville, South Carolina in 1926.

Dixiefrog Records

He grew up on his grandparent’s farm nearby Clinton, where he followed the furrows barefoot behind the plow as his Uncle Jesse worked and sang to his mule. At fourteen he moved to Winston-Salem, N.C. with his mother and sister, where the exigencies of the situation carried him increasingly out of school and into the work force. Luke was blessed with a deep natural baritone and he began quite early to carry the low parts in the local church. Later, accompanied by whatever instrumentation available, Luke used to travel in a wide circle from Winston (very often with Guitar Gabriel), performing in drink-houses, the social hubs of the African- American community in the North Carolina Piedmont. Luke’s music and art are rooted firmly in the African-American working class of the Carolina Piedmont and the mystique of his message refers continually to the blues experience. Releases. AlohaCriticón - Información y opinión independiente sobre cine, música rock y literatura.

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