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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Bob Corritore Blues News


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June 20, 2008

Document Records Update

Here is some great blues releases from Document Records



Here we have for you a News Letter just to tide you over for those early summer months while you stoke up the barbecue, check your wine cellars and stock up the fridge with drinks of your choice. Salad days are here.
Alternately, for Docky fans in the “down under” region of the globe, a News Letter for you with some goodies for the cooler months of the year with things to listen to while warming yourselves against the elements.

For the Docky gang, here at Creek Road, U.K., it is a resourceful and nifty way of bridging a gap in new productions because of human error, often referred to as incompetence, at the hands of our CD manufacturer. At the same time, one of our Directors, Gillian, has been seriously ill for the last three months at the hands of one of the most August institutions practising in the art of incompetence, namely the U.K. medical profession. Not every one of them but they know who they are.

We’re happy to say that Gillian is now well on the way to recovery and is working her way rapidly up towards being “fighting fit”. Watch out!

So, everybody wins. Have a good rummage around and see if there is anything that takes your fancy in the News Letter while we get back up to speed which includes our continuing work on a fantastic production and release schedule which has something for everybody.

Cheers.

This month we have 60 CDs on offer at £5.99 and £2.99!

In addition to the CDs that are on offer we have also just brought some great titles back into stock.


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BLUES NEWS
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Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley December 30, 1928 - June 2, 2008

Often cited as a key figure in the transition from blues to rock and roll, he introduced more insistent, driving rhythms...
Read more>

Bo Diddley Guardian Obituary

Bo Diddley, who has died aged 79, was belatedly acknowledged as one of the most widely-copied pioneers of rock'n'roll music, but he didn't bother to hide his disgust about the decades he'd spent struggling for the recognition he felt was his due...
Read more>

David Honeyboy Edwards Gig Review
More of an historical event than a regular gig, one of the oldest working bluesmen on the planet, David Honeyboy Edwards, stopped off at Pacific Road on his farewell UK tour...
Read more>

David Honeyboy Edwards - Blues, Blues
Click here to buy a classic David Honeyboy Edwards CD>

Spiritualized - Songs In A & E
Spiritualized, Songs in A&E Review
If you ever wondered who was pushing the Blues, Gospel, Jazz and Rock frontier forwards in this day and age, why not check out Spiritulized...
Read more>


Jesse & Lula with Harry Reser


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Rufus Thomas
Tiger Man

DOCD-5683
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Rufus Thomas The Teenager of POP. With the help of
our collectors we present the Earliest Recordings Of
Rufus Thomas 1950 ~1957, including previously unreleased tracks.

Click here to listen to a sound sample of
Gonna Bring My Baby Back

Rufus Thomas Wiki Page


Rufus Thomas ~ Tiger Man
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Harry Reser
Trainin' The Fingers

DOCD-1108
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The world’s undisputed Banjo genius HARRY RESER “delivers” some jaw dropping toe tappers.
Includes tracks such as Sweet Georgia Brown, Old Town Pump, The Clock And The Banjo, Trainin' The Fingers.

Click here to listen to a sound sample of
Trainin The Fingers


Harry Reser - Trainin' The Fingers
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Cleo Brown
Complete Recorded Works
March 1935 ~ June 1935
JPCD-1532-2
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The sultry Queen of stride Piano is featured here with the finest houseband that Decca could muster including guitar genius Perry Botkin and a young Gene Krupa on drums.
Both takes of this amazing session are featured, both different and both equally full of chic swing.
Bonus Brunswick/Decca House band take with Ella Logan on vocals just for good measure.

Click here for a Cleo Brown slide show
on You Tube


Cleo Brown ~ Complete Recorded Works March 1935 ~ June 1935
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Blind Willie McTell
& Curley Weaver
The Post War Years
BDCD-6014
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All tracks on this CD have been remastered, 3 additional tracks have been added and the excellent booklet notes (by David Evans) have been extended to 6 pages.
There are also mp3 sound samples of each track for you to listen to.


Click here to listen to a sound sample of
You Can't Get Stuff No More


Blind Wille McTell & Curley Weaver
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Bargin CDs
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DOCUMENT BACK IN STOCK
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This month we have 21 great titles that are back in stock:

Click here for Cripple Clarence Lofton Volume 1 BDCD-6006
Noted boogie-woogie pianist and singer.

Click here for Blind Blake Volume 1 DOCD-5024
"King Of The Ragtime Guitar."

Click here for Sam Collins Volume 1 DOCD-5034
Falsetto singing with early slide blues guitar.

Click here for Ed Bell DOCD-5090
Influential Alabama artist in pre-war blues recordings.

Click here for Ramblin Thomas DOCD-5107
A typical Delta blues man with unusual wandering rhythmic variations.

Click here for Georgia Blues DOCD-5110
A mix of early blues guitarists who took the road north to record in New York City and Atlanta.

Click here for Curley Weaver DOCD-5111
"The Georgia Guitar Wizard."

Click here for Hokum Boys DOCD-5237
Humourous blues music which often had a risqué lyrical content.

Click here for Harlem Hamfats Volume 1
DOCD-5271

Chicago based Jazz and Blues band, whose original works dealt with sex, drugs and alcohol.

Click here for Harlem Hamfats Vol2 DOCD-5272
Includes 6 page booklet by David Evans.

Click here for Leadbelly Vol 1 DOCD-5591
Library Of Congress and ARC Recordings from
Mr. Huddie Ledbetter.

Click here for Charley Jordan Volume 2
DOCD-5098

St. Louis blues singer, songwriter, guitarist and bootlegger.

Click here for Hokum Blues DOCD-5370
Early Jive Music.

Click here for Pete Johnson DOCD-1009
Leading boogie-woogie pianist.

Click here for Pete Johnson DOCD-1017
St. Louis Parties 1954

Click here for Piano Discoveries BDCD-6045
A Who's Who roll call of boogie woogie and blues pianists.

Click here for Rare Live Cuts DOCD-1003
More boogie woogie piano from the likes of Albert Ammons, Meade Lux Lewis, Pete Johnson etc.

Click here for Roosevelt Sykes Volume 9
BDCD-6049

Blues piano playing with thundering boogie.

Click here for Sonny Boy Williamson DOCD-5057
"The father of modern blues harp (harmonica)."

Click here for Tampa Red Volume 2 DOCD-5074
influential blues guitarist who had a unique single-string bottleneck style.

Click here for Walter Davis Volume 1 DOCD-5281
One of the most original and powerful blues pianists.


Blind Blake Volume 1
Ramblin Thomas
Harlem Hamfats Volume 1
Leadbelly Volume 1
Rare Live Cuts
Hokum Blues
Sonny Boy Williamson - Volume 3
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Document Records Top 10
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"Now then, now then, pop pickers, 'eres yer Doctastic Top Ten CDs for all the young guys and gals out there in Docky land."

A Beginners Guide to the Blues (and the Document Records Catalogue Part 1)
This is a list made primarily for the first time visitor to the Document Records back catalogue. But the old time blues head might like to take a look as well...

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Document Shortcuts
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These 3 CDs were compiled by the Document Records M.D. Gary Atkinson and offer a fascinating incite into the range of vintage blues music available in the back catalogue. If you are new to Document and would like to hear what we produce, then these are the CDs for you. They are also included in this months special offers.

God Don't Like It - Shortcuts Volume 1
God Don't
Like It
Volume 1


If You Take Me Back - Shortcuts Volume 2
If You Take
Me Back
Volume 2
My Babe - Shortcuts Volume 3
My Babe
Volume 3

God Don't Like It - Shortcuts Volume 1
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Georgia White
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We have had an outstanding response for Georgia White CDs, particulary Volume 3, since the BBC has again used "Alley Boogie" for it's T.V. show Love Soup.

Other than the brief piece of writing on a wikipedia page does anyone know anything else about Georgia White?
If you do please contact:
kevin@document-records.com

Georgia White Wiki page


Georgia White - Volume 3
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Vaughn De Leath
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Document are still on the look out for any information concerning the life and music of Vaughn De Leath. If you have contacted Gillian with information, rest assured that she will get back in contact with you with thanks for your assistance.
For the time being please contact:
kevin@document-records.com

Vaughn De Leath Wiki page


Vaughn De Leath - Dancing The Devil Away
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Music Heritage
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At Document we are always looking to extend the back catalogue with musical heritage works. If you feel that you have recordings, literature, images etc. that could contribute to this project, please don't hesitate and get in touch with us.

For the time being please contact:
kevin@document-records.com



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Internet
Excursions
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Hijak Oscar
An up and coming blues, soul and rock band. In the office we quite like the track Rambling On live.
Click here for Hijak Oscar

Click here for a list of Blues Festivals in the U.K.

Click here for Bladnoch Folk and Blues Festival
Why not come and stay in Sunny South West Scotland and hear some great sounds at the Bladnoch Distillery.

Click here for Blues Matters!
The Number One Blues Magazine in the U.K.

Click here for the Wiki page about
Blind Willie McTell

Click here for the Wiki page about Curley Weaver

Click here for the Times article:
It's Blind Blake's new blues record, 76 years late

Click here for an article by the author of Revelation - Blind Willie Johnson - The Biography

Click here to buy Revelation - Blind Willie Johnson - The Biography

Click here for a review of Revelation -
Blind Willie Johnson - The Biography


Review of Hand Me My Travelin' Shoes:
In Search Of Blind Willie McTell by Michael Gray


Click here for a review of Hawaiian & Hawaiian Guitar Records 1891 - 1960

Squeeze My Lemon Blues Blog

Click here to visit the Early Blues website



Internet Excursions


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Cottage For Sale
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Cottage for sale

The cottage.

Situated in Newton Stewart near to Document Records, Home of the Blues.
Idyllic country location in South-West Scotland.
Asking price offers over £128,000
For further details email: kath@document-records.com

View from the cottage
View of the town from the cottage.



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Forthcoming Releases
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Willie Egan - Come On
Willie Egan - Come On
BA Rolfe Let's Do It
BA Rolfe On Edison Records


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Contact and Ordering
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CONTACT AND ORDERING
You can order by using the product links or by telephoning sales at 01988 403200 or if you are calling from outside the U.K. 00 44 1988403200.
Orders can also be emailed to:
alex@document-records.com
sales@document-records.com
Further contact details can be found at:
www.document-records.com