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Postby srvlives » Wed Aug 07, 2002 8:01 pm

Why would you say that Ric??! :-(

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RE: Best Blues Read /Best Read Blue

Postby ricochet » Thu Aug 08, 2002 2:28 am

I was inspired by post #12, Moj.

Anyway, an accordion ain't nothin' but a big-ass harmonica with a bellows and keyboard on it.
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RE: Best Blues Read /Best Read Blue

Postby ricochet » Thu Aug 08, 2002 2:30 am

Oops, I meant SRV.
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RE: Best Blues Read /Best Read Blue

Postby bosco » Thu Aug 08, 2002 5:45 pm

>Hey Moj, how about starting a conference on "Accordion
>Blues?"

You gotta be sh*ttin' me...LOL

It's best stated in the joke forum; "What is perfect pitch?"

When you throw an accordian in a dumpster and it lands on a banjo.
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RE: Best Blues Read /Best Read Blue

Postby laughing boy » Sat Aug 10, 2002 3:19 am

I really liked Gayle Dean Wardlowes "Chasin' That Devil Music" no matter what you ninnies say about Wardlowe.

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RE: Best Blues Read /Best Read Blue

Postby alexjay » Sat Dec 07, 2002 10:52 am

I know, I know; I'm coming into this thread late. But I wanted to point your attention to two blues-centric works of fiction.

There's James Lee Burke's THE LOST GET-BACK BOOGIE. Although Burke's Dave Robichaux series has grown formulaic, this earlier book, starring a dobro player just out of prison and one step away from working on a road gang again, is taut and very well-written.
One book of particular interest to the members of this forum is CROSSROAD BLUES by newcomer Ace Atkins. And though it's set in the present-day, with the requisite wiseass down-on-his-luck detective (who blows harp on the side), the story revolves around exactly what you'd think it would, based on the title. It's very well done, and I'm hoping Atkins takes his bluesman detective into a long series run.
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RE: Best Blues Read /Best Read Blue

Postby blueswriter » Sat Dec 07, 2002 2:51 pm

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Dec-07-02 AT 09:55 AM (CDT)]AJ...

Ace Atkins isn't quite a newcomer... he was a Florida newspaper crime journalist for a good length of time before "Crossroad Blues" came out in 1998. In 2000, he put out "Leavin' Trunk Blues" and this year saw "Dark End Of The Street" published. His latest is a little less on the straight blues side as he's more in the Soul/R&B field looking for another singer, but still very solid and creative.

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RE: Best Blues Read /Best Read Blue

Postby alexjay » Sun Dec 08, 2002 5:23 am

Yeah; he'd been working at the Tampa Tribune and other papers for several years, but as almost a quarter of the 3000+ books in my apartment are older than I am (31 in two days), I think of him as a relative newcomer. Also the fact that he's my age sets me thinking that way; I still think of myself as a kid ...
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