mississippi john dalek

I really, really don’t know what my iPod was thinking when it rendered a perfectly good mono MP3 of Mississippi John Hurt like this:

Mississippi John Hurt – Frankie (accidental robot mix)

Mississippi John Hurt - Frankie (accidental robot mix)

blues minus the blues

All the “… Blues” tracks I have, minus the blues:

  • 12th street
  • 1st precinct
  • 30-20
  • 99 year
  • airplane
  • alcoholic
  • all
  • all in down and out
  • all night long
  • answering machine
  • apron string
  • arcade
  • arkansas hard luck
  • autogeddon
  • back door
  • bad shoes
  • bamalong
  • banker’s wife
  • bankhead
  • barber’s
  • barnyard
  • bath house
  • bay rum
  • beach boy
  • bedside
  • bert’s
  • big house
  • big mouth
  • big spit
  • billy goat
  • black and blue
  • black bottom
  • black cat
  • black crow
  • black dog
  • black-eyed
  • black hand
  • black sheep
  • blowing
  • bluebottle
  • blue coat
  • blue day
  • blue jeans
  • bob dylan
  • bob lee junior
  • bone dry
  • boogie woogie
  • bottle of
  • bourgeois
  • bread line
  • brownie’s
  • brown’s ferry
  • brown skin
  • bull frog
  • cairo
  • candy man
  • cannonball
  • carroll county
  • carter’s
  • catfish
  • c.c. & o
  • cell phone
  • checkout
  • chester
  • chicago
  • chile
  • chilly wind
  • choking
  • city
  • coal mine
  • coal tipple
  • cocaine
  • cold penitentiary
  • columbus stockade
  • coming into hard times
  • country
  • courting
  • crazy
  • crooked creek
  • cross road
  • cross tie
  • crow jane
  • cumberland
  • custard pie
  • custom-made woman
  • cut 1/2
  • dachau
  • dago
  • dark holler
  • davidson county
  • dead shrimp
  • death bell
  • deep elem
  • deep river
  • depot
  • diamond ring
  • dickson county
  • dirty guitar
  • dixie flyer
  • dom
  • don’t let your deal go down
  • do right daddy
  • down south
  • dreaming
  • dry town
  • dust bowl
  • dust pan
  • dust pneumonia
  • dying crapshooter’s
  • early mornin’
  • east virginia
  • ec
  • electro-shock
  • elk river
  • empty bottle
  • empty pocket
  • evening prayer
  • evil twin
  • expressman
  • farewell
  • farm girl
  • fine artiste
  • fisherman’s
  • fishin’
  • fishing
  • fixin’ to die
  • florida
  • folsom prison
  • football
  • framer’s
  • franklin
  • franklin county
  • freddy’s
  • freight train
  • fresno
  • frisco whistle
  • gambler’s
  • gambling
  • georgia brown
  • georgia wobble
  • ghost woman
  • ginseng
  • go easy
  • goin’ away
  • goin’ to leave you
  • got the drunken
  • got the farm land
  • grace kelly
  • gravel camp
  • guitar
  • hard time killing floor
  • haunted road
  • helena
  • henhouse
  • hesitation
  • highway
  • highway 51
  • hobo
  • hometown
  • honey babe
  • honky tonk
  • hot jelly roll
  • housefly
  • huckleberry
  • ice water
  • indian squaw
  • intersoular
  • jailhouse
  • jake bottle
  • jake leg
  • jake walk
  • james allen
  • james alley
  • jellyfish
  • jersey bull
  • john henry
  • johnson city
  • just like tom thumb’s
  • kansas city
  • kentucky
  • killin’
  • kindhearted woman
  • kozmic
  • kristin’s
  • kyle’s worried
  • labor
  • land locked
  • leake county
  • lee highway
  • left all alone again
  • lightnin’s
  • little
  • living here
  • logan county
  • lonely
  • lonesome
  • lonesome road
  • lonesome weary
  • long chain charlie
  • lost boy
  • lost train
  • louisburg
  • lovesick
  • low d
  • mad man
  • maggie walker
  • man trouble
  • married life
  • married man’s
  • married woman
  • match box
  • mean conductor
  • mean old ball and chain
  • mean talking
  • mehitabel’s
  • mexican
  • middlin’
  • milk cow
  • milwaukee
  • minglewood
  • mississippi boweavil
  • miss meal cramp
  • mistreated
  • mistreated mama
  • mitchell
  • mixed
  • moatsville
  • mobile county
  • morning
  • mourning
  • mr. e’s beautiful
  • muleskinner
  • multiple relationship
  • muscle shoals
  • my human gets me
  • narrow gauge
  • natural bridge
  • new ground
  • new minglewood
  • newport
  • new river
  • new talking
  • new white house
  • new york j-d
  • night woman
  • north country
  • no sleep
  • n.r.a.
  • number
  • old lonesome
  • old rock island
  • old weary
  • old woman
  • ontario
  • oozlin’ daddy
  • original stack o’lee
  • outlaw
  • paddlin’ madeline
  • pan american
  • parchman farm
  • patrick county
  • phonograph
  • poca river
  • police dog
  • police sergeant
  • pony
  • poor boy
  • poor girl’s
  • poor jane
  • port arthur
  • pot licker
  • pouring down
  • prison cell
  • puckett
  • quill
  • rabbit foot
  • radar
  • railroad
  • railroad hammer
  • ramblin’
  • red night gown
  • reno
  • restraining order
  • rheumatism
  • richmond
  • rip van winkle
  • rising river
  • rising sun
  • river
  • rock style
  • rollin’ dough
  • rolling log
  • roll my
  • rooster
  • rotten world
  • rowdy
  • rub alcohol
  • salt lake city
  • salty dog
  • san francisco bay
  • seattle rainy day
  • shaking wee
  • showers of rain
  • sisco harmonica
  • situation comedy
  • skool dinner
  • sobbin’ woman
  • sonny’s
  • spanish
  • spike driver
  • starvation farm
  • statesboro
  • station
  • steel rail
  • stockade
  • stove pipe
  • strawberry
  • string band
  • subterranean homesick
  • sugar
  • suits crybaby
  • sundown
  • sven
  • sweet woman
  • talking dust bowl
  • talking fishing
  • talking world war iii
  • talkin’ hard luck
  • talkin’ woody, bob, bruce & dan
  • tallahatchie river
  • teasin’ brown
  • tennessee river bottom
  • tequila hop
  • terraplane
  • testosterone
  • the france
  • three ball
  • tinker’s
  • tipple
  • toby woman
  • tokyo business
  • tombstone
  • tough luck
  • train
  • trane’s slo
  • travelin’
  • travelin’ railroad man
  • triangle
  • t&t
  • turtle
  • tuxedo
  • two-timing
  • unexplained
  • unknown
  • up country
  • upside down church
  • v.b.
  • violin
  • walking
  • wang wang harmonica
  • washington
  • washington talkin’
  • way down yonder
  • wayward girl
  • weeping willow
  • west carey street
  • whiskey & gin
  • white flag
  • white house
  • white-shoe
  • wilkes county
  • window pane
  • winnsboro cotton mill
  • working girl
  • workingman
  • worried
  • worried man
  • xmas prison
  • yodeling
  • yodeling fiddling
  • young girl

And yes, I excluded I Guess That’s Why They Call It The

send not for whom the (division) bell tolls

It may sound like the first line of a particularly contrived blues song, but I woke up this morning and realised I’ve completely forgotten how to do long division. Guess I’ve used calculators for far too long.

Schultze Gets The Blues

from Schultze gets the Blues
It’s German, it’s funny (no, really), and it has wind turbines in it. Horst Krause is wonderful as the retired and bewildered Schultze, as he makes his quest for musical identity in the Deep South.

b.log III

I like Bob Log III. He sounds like Beck or E in heavy disguise. Some of his music is definitely NSFW, but I think you might like:

If you like whacked-out electric slide blues, Bob Log III’s yer one mand band.