Monday, June 13, 2011
Field Recordings Volume 1: Virginia 1936-1941 Booklet Notes
Like the title line sez...
This is a follow-up to the previous post in which I had inquired if anyone out there had the booklet notes for Field Recordings Volume 1: Virginia 1936-1941. It took only one day for "Fat Belly Jones" to respond and supply me with the requested material. You are a true gentleman, sir, and I greatly appreciate your generosity.
Now that I have access to the information presented in these notes, I see that I had made a few mistakes in my original post on this CD. While I acknowledged the vocal presence of Joe Lee on "Do, Lord, Remember Me," which he performs with Jimmie Strothers, Tony Russell writes that the former also used a wire to beat the neck of the latter's guitar to provide rhythmic accompaniment. Lee apparently does the same thing on "Poontang Little, Poontang Small."
As it turns out, the Emmons Baptist Church group recordings are from 1936 and not 1941 as I had suspected.
Please see the comments for more information.