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Friday, May 19, 2006

Nothing But The Blues VIII

Today, with disc 8, we continue with Kokomo Arnold.
As I told you yesterday, Kokomo was never too thrilled about the music business. As a matter of fact, he hated it and claimed on more then one occasion that he had been robbed by managers and labels.
This doesn't change the fact that Kokomo's work, with his distinct style, has been of tremendous influence on the Blues. Just one story:
James got his nickname Kokomo from a song he wrote: Old Original Kokomo Blues (1934) . Kokomo was a coffee brand. This particular song was later 're-written' by Robert Johnson and became Sweet Home Chicago. Robert Johnson re-modeled Kokomo's Milk Cow Blues into Milkcow's Calf Blues.
The recordings I put up yesterday are all from 1937 and made in Chicago in 4 sessions. The tracks 1-7 on this disc are, again from 1937, Chicago. But this time from two sessions in October and November. Tracks 8-15 date from that same year but were recorded in two days in New York.


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3 Comments:

  • thanks for the 2KOKOMO

    By Anonymous bbb, at 7:05 am  

  • Thanks for this serie.
    How much volumes is it?

    Ronald.

    By Blogger Ron., at 9:50 pm  

  • This series contains 40 volumes! So, still a long way to go.

    By Blogger Scrooge, at 11:36 pm  

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