Monthly Archives: March 2009

Dave Van Ronk – Inside Dave Van Ronk

One more from the Mayor, walkin up Beale St.. Mr. Fancy-Fret Screaming Kingboy. Mr. Bob Dylan slept on my couch and then stole my arrangements and took all the credit. Mr. I hate to leave New York, and one time … Continue reading

Posted in Folk, fruits, Guitar | 3 Comments

Southern Journey Vol. 6: Sheep, Sheep, Don’tcha Know the Road?

Sheep, Sheep don’tcha know the road? Sheep, Sheep don’tcha know the road? Sheep, Sheep don’tcha know the road? Sheep, Sheep don’tcha know the road? Sheep, Sheep don’tcha know the road? Sheep, Sheep don’tcha know the road? Sheep, Sheep don’tcha know … Continue reading

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David Grisman & Svend Asmussen – Svingin’ with Svend

Another fine contribution from IncaRoads: Now that you’re all acquainted with the roots of gypsy jazz, I’d like to present a contemporary shoot of it. There are thousands of “Gypsy Jazz” or “Jazz Manouche” bands playing these days, and 98% … Continue reading

Posted in fruits, jazz | 4 Comments

VA – Gypsy Jazz [Box Set]

For some reason, Gadaya of the three blogs always has a way of anticipating what I’m going to post, and posting something similar first at Times Ain’t Like they Used to Be. This week’s installment is an immersion in hot … Continue reading

Posted in gypsy, jazz, Roots | 9 Comments

Texas Gladden – Ballad Legacy

“I don’t think that a person who sang operetta should toy with these mountain songs” – Texas Gladden Like most musics, I suppose, the more you listen to folk music the more you develop a taste for it. But part … Continue reading

Posted in ballads, old-time, Roots, vocal | 7 Comments

Hobart Smith – Blue Ridge Legacy

Ok here’s a real haunt. I mean a real old-school, dirt-road revenant. The mad stylings of MC Hob’. A one-man mountain. A freakish genius with a penchant for coaxing twisted gnarled jewels out of old musical roots. What can I … Continue reading

Posted in old-time, Roots | 3 Comments

Jelly Roll Morton Centennial: His Complete Victor Recordings (1926-1939)

I remember one day, probably over the dinner table, and seemingly out of nowhere, my dad said to me, “So you know, Jazz is basically all about sex.” Such a thought had never occurred to me, nor did it make … Continue reading

Posted in jazz, Roots | 14 Comments