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All the Days

A quick, old tune
posted by ageispolis on Nov 19, 2017 - 3 comments

2016 Buh Bye!

I, for one, welcome our new 2017 overlords. Written and recorded on a Zoom H4, New Year's Day 2017.
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Jan 2, 2017 - 4 comments

Baking Powder Blues

Acoustic fingerstyle blues instrumental. My first effort at writing a riff blues, and also my first effort at recording. Completed as a final assignment for a Berklee Music MOOC. [more inside]
posted by BlackPebble on May 16, 2014 - 1 comment

Black Mountain Blues

This is a little fingerstyle blues thing I've been working on for a while, indebted to Mississippi John Hurt and a little bit of John Fahey. [more inside]
posted by gorbichov on Jan 20, 2014 - 14 comments

Hobo Blues

Ever since I first saw John Lee Hooker's utterly captivating, almost terrifyingly powerful performance of it, I've been a lover of this song. RL Burnside covered it as well. This is my humble (and following those two performances, I really mean that) offering, from a little house in the hills of Nagano prefecture, Japan. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Aug 20, 2012 - 1 comment

Way Down in the Hole

After seeing the Muppet Movie this weekend, I was reminded of a project I led back in '08 called Doctor Teeth. This Tom Waits arrangement is one of a few recordings we made, despite having never played a show. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Nov 28, 2011 - 2 comments

Baby Please Don't Go

Live in deepest Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Accompanying myself on my Hungarian mouth bow. Video here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Dec 26, 2010 - 0 comments

Trials, Troubles, Tribulations

The one allotted cover for Nasoalmo: a cover of E C Ball's Trials Troubles Tribulations.
posted by tmcw on Nov 25, 2010 - 5 comments

Show Me the Way to the River

Another tune from the same recent Medicine Bone show as this one, with special guest Ken Kawashima on harmonica. Video at YouTube and Vimeo.
posted by flapjax at midnite on May 25, 2010 - 1 comment

Burnside

Another live recording from my new band, Medicine Bone (previously). This is one of band-mate Ken Shima's songs, which he's singing here. I'm on walking drums. I love drumming to this tune. Video of this same performance on YouTube.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Mar 27, 2010 - 8 comments

Sitting On Top of the World

This is my other brand new band, the Ghost Steppers. We do old-time, early blues, jug band, mountain music: all traditional stuff, no originals. Here's our rough-and-ready take on an old favorite, originally written and recorded by the Mississippi Sheiks, that's been interpreted by many, many folks over the years. I've changed the lyrics a bit (maybe more than a bit) but that's part of the longstanding folk tradition, of course. Video of this same performance at YouTube here.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Mar 8, 2010 - 10 comments

I'm Worried About You

Here's my new band, Medicine Bone, from our official first gig at Velvet Sun in Ogikubo, Tokyo, February 27, 2010. Ken Shima is on guitar, and sings plenty of his own tunes in the band too: it's a collaborative effort. This is one of my tunes, though, a blues. Video of this same performance at YouTube. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Mar 5, 2010 - 6 comments

A Problem

(to your solution)
posted by ageispolis on Feb 11, 2009 - 1 comment

alberta winter blues

americans have their desks, canadians have their cold. [more inside]
posted by ageispolis on Dec 10, 2008 - 3 comments

Venom

This is a southern rock song about starting over, shedding your skin. It's my favorite song that I have ever recorded, and one of the first ones I ever recorded as well. [more inside]
posted by Slash_fan on Feb 13, 2008 - 1 comment

Calhoun County Blues

This is a true story of my ventures right after Katrina. I recorded the tracks yesterday on my birthday. It is a condensed version of the song. The original story still continues today while living in Kentucky
posted by Randy Curtis on Aug 29, 2007 - 4 comments

Bridge In The Sky

Fellow wants to cross a bridge, but it floats up into the sky. Woman comes along but she turns into smoke. Fellow throws a fistfull of dirt in the air, gets a new idea, goes and does some other stuff. Then there's a happy ending. Written for the "bridge" challenge, but I reckon you knew that already. Guitar by Ken Kawashima, who can also be heard here and here. Lyrics inside.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Aug 26, 2007 - 6 comments

Here We Go Again

Ever had that feeling when you wake up, that today seems just like yesterday? And as the day goes on, you just confirm that it is just like yesterday? And as the week goes on you realize that it is always the "Same Shit Different Day" routine? Well this is my version of that same feeling but said with a different twist. "HERE WE GO AGAIN" This version is ruff and unfinished but I wanted you to hear it anyway. I hope that you enjoy it. **Randy Curtis**
posted by Randy Curtis on Aug 21, 2007 - 5 comments

Cross the 6s

The same old story. Boy meets girl. Boy seduces girl. Girl does one better and seduces the boy. In this case the boy is the Devil hisself.
posted by quadog on Aug 9, 2007 - 3 comments

Until You Sever The Snake

Written and recorded for the serpentine challenge now underway. My buddy Ken Kawashima brought in the North Mississippi blues riff and yours truly did the rest. Apologies to animal rights advocates, but some snakes were severed during the recording of this song. Had to be done. [lyrics inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite on Jul 17, 2007 - 8 comments

blues a la basie

The Count Basie variation of the standard blues changes. Just two guitars, solo and rhythm.
posted by nicolin on Jun 15, 2007 - 2 comments

Barley & Grape Rag

A cover of the Rory Gallagher track. I decided to learn this tune instead of doing some proper work today. I think I definitely need to find where I put that pop shield....
posted by TwoWordReview on Jun 4, 2007 - 2 comments

Lexington Avenue Line

In a departure for me, this tune features no percussion, synths, jaw harps, scrap metal or hand held mini-vibrators, but is simply accompanied by... an acoustic guitar. Radical, huh? Anyway, as you might guess from the title, the tune is a kind of meditation on New York City. Hope you enjoy.
posted by flapjax at midnite on Mar 19, 2007 - 9 comments

Most of Mine

There was an episode of Will & Grace in which Harry Connick Jr's character cheats on Grace and then tries to get back together with her. Embarrassingly enough, that TV show was the inspiration for this song.
posted by scottreynen on Jun 30, 2006 - 2 comments

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