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Scrapper Blackwell

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Francis ‘Scrapper’ Blackwell was born in 1903 in North Carolina and was still a child when his family moved to Naptown. (Indianapolis) Credited later as being the man responsible for moving the blues from the country to the city, Blackwell was a guitarist of highly impressive skills and a sensitive songwriter. Scrapper Blackwell is an important link to modern Urban Blues. He recorded throughout the late 1920s and '30s, most often with pianist Leroy Carr. The guitar style he developed based around sophisticated single string-soloing, pointed the way for the guitar heroics that became a big part of most Electric Blues in the '40s and '50s, whose major proponent was T-Bone Walker. Leroy Carr was a songwriter with many stories to tell and in teaming with Scrapper Blackwell, a guitarist of enormous stature; the pair managed many hits in their time together

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Article: Interview

Ethan Margolis: Perfect Mission of Feeling

Read "Ethan Margolis: Perfect Mission of Feeling" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki


Describing guitarist, composer, bandleader, producer and conceptualist Ethan Margolis as a citizen of the world barely does him or his music justice. Born and raised in jny: Cleveland (OH), Margolis left the US when he was 21 to study the art of Gypsy flamenco guitar in Spain. He stayed there for more than a decade, living ...

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Autumn in Augusta: Autumn in Augusta - Songs My Mama Would Like

Read "Autumn in Augusta - Songs My Mama Would Like" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Autumn in August--Songs My Mama Would Like is a love letter in the form of a jazz combo. Vocalist Lucy Smith honors her mother with an extended-play disc, presented by the jazz trio plus singer.Chiming in at just short of 19 minutes over five songs, the collection is a simplicity scrubbed repertoire of Public ...

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Bad Liquor Blues

Label: Catfish Records (UK)
Released: 2001
Track listing: Kokomo Blues/ Penal Farm Blues/ Be-Da-Da-Bum/ Back Door Blues/ Morning Mail Blues/ Down South Blues/ D Blues/ Blues That Make Me Cry/ Wayback Blues/ A Blues/ Motherless Boy Blues/ Alley Sally Blues/ Blue Day Blues/ Texas Stomp/ Trouble Blues, pt. 1/ Trouble Blues, pt. 2/ Non Skin Tread/ Hard Time Blues/ My Old Pal Blues/ Bad Liquor Blues/ Rambling Blues.

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Mr. Scrapper's Blues

Label: Bluesville
Released: 2001
Track listing: Goin

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Article: Album Review

Scrapper Blackwell: Mr. Scrapper's Blues

Read "Mr. Scrapper's Blues" reviewed by Derek Taylor


As one half of what was the easily most popular blues team of the Pre-War era, Scrapper Blackwell tasted the fruits of fame and fortune early in his career. His partnership with pianist/vocalist Leroy Carr turned in more ‘race record’ hits for Vocalion than any other act in the label’s talent stable. Sadly the duo’s relationship, ...

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Scrapper Blackwell: Bad Liquor Blues

Read "Bad Liquor Blues" reviewed by Derek Taylor


Scrapper Blackwell was a pioneering blues guitar genius possessing a technique that made most of his peers green with envy. Sadly, as if living the lyrics of one of his song, his career took a mortal blow with the passing of his musical partner Leroy Carr. Carr and Blackwell were the earliest and most successful blues ...


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