Louise?

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Louise?

Postby farmaz » Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:53 pm

anyone know where this tune first came from?

i heard version's by fred mcdowell, bukka white, R.L. Burnside & my favourite version by far done by robert pete williams (i will try to put it up so you can hear it as his version is simply amazing)


anyone know who first recorded it?......(well any info on the song would be good to read as i think the song is great in any version but robert williams take is 1 of those perfect tunes you never get fed up of hearing)


thanks in advance.
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Re: Louise?

Postby farmaz » Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:58 pm

while i was looking for more info i came across this piece..............
"Louise", as played by Robert Pete, and he recorded it many times, must stand as one of the greatest covers ever. It has come a long way from Johnny Temple's version, and it is really spooky. Robert Pete plays it in B minor, tuned two whole steps low, and the sound of his guitar is quite eerie--it is barely recognizable as a guitar and sounds more like some kind of mysterious African instrument.

it kinda backs up my piece about his cover of louise being amazing, but also was it johnny temple who did this track first?.......


if so anyone know where you can here the original version?......
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