Great Washboard tracks ?

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Great Washboard tracks ?

Postby snakehips » Wed Nov 02, 2005 1:18 pm

Hi there !

I've just got into washboard playing. I really did Blind Boy Fuller stuff with the really driving washboard playing (of Bull City Red, if I'm not mistaken ?).

Any other great washboard stuff ?

Any recommendations what percussion additions I could add on to my washboard ? I was thinking of attaching my melodian wind keyboard to it !! That and a bicicle bell !!
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RE: Great Washboard tracks ?

Postby fred » Wed Nov 02, 2005 3:08 pm

Google Trainreck. Do some research on trap setups. Washboard Jackson will blow you away. Yet, by some standards, today he may be considered rather a typical percussion player. It is absolutely amazing what folks are doing to enhance a one/two guy thing. Man, just look @ Walter! What an inspiration for this ole pooper!
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RE: Great Washboard tracks ?

Postby lightninboy » Wed Nov 02, 2005 6:07 pm

Fixin to die and Parchman farm by Bukka White both have some cool washboard playing on them.
However I'm not sure who played it.
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RE: Great Washboard tracks ?

Postby bluesmouse » Wed Nov 02, 2005 6:23 pm

The early Sonny Boy 1 stuff has some good washboard I think, as does some Big Bill, and Brownie McGhee. It's one of those two main washboard guys from back then- Red or the other one (forget his name right now). All on those cheap Indigo compilations (more satisfactory than the Yazoo best-offs IMO).
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RE: Great Washboard tracks ?

Postby howlnwoof » Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:34 pm

Check out any of the Devil In The Woodpile stuff on Bloodshot Records. Rick Sherry is a maniac on washboard .....I've seen em add on a bicycle bell , woodblock , small cymbal and a couple of different size tin cans ......get a harp/kazoo rack and strap a tambourine to your foot and you'll be set !
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RE: Great Washboard tracks ?

Postby blueswriter » Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:08 pm

Don't forget Washboard Sam - there's plenty of great washboard available on his recordings. Lots of the Zydeco greats like Clifton Chenier, Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Boozoo Chavis and others shouldn't go without mention either.
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RE: Great Washboard tracks ?

Postby boogiechillun85 » Thu Nov 03, 2005 7:56 pm

I think it was Washboard Sam who played on the Bukka White cuts.. he also did "Alabama Blues," which was GREAT.
Of course, it's Bukka White.. so what do you expect?
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