Thursday, May 3, 2012

Re-Post

Robert Johnson's 'King of the Delta
Blues Singers, vols. 1&2
in a slower version



















Many people ask for the re-up of these two lp's. Robert Johnson's
famous 'King of the Delta Blues Singers'. I posted the widely agreed
slower versions which I made with the help of my Technics turntable.
slow volume one
slow volume two
As you can see, everybody seems to like them better than the
original too fast copies, I absolutely do too. Pass them on and
spread the word, the slower versions are the right ones.

tracks volume one;

1   Crossroads blues
2   Terraplane blues
3   Come on in my kitchen
4   Walking blues
5   Last fair deal gone down
6   32-20 blues
7   Kindhearted woman blues
8   If I had posession over judgment day
9   Preaching blues
10  When you got a good friend
11  Rambling on my mind
12  Stones in my passway
13  Traveling riverside blues
14  Mikcow's calf blues
15  Me and the devil blues
16  Hellhound on my trail

rj-kotdbs,sv

tracks volume two;

1   Kind hearted woman
2   I believe I dust my broom
3   Sweet home Chicago
4   Rambling on my mind
5   Phonograph blues
6   They're red hot
7   Dead shrimp blues
8   Preachin'blues
9   I'm a steady rollin' man
10  From four till late
11  Little queen of spades
12  Malted milk
13  Drunken hearted man
14  Stop breakin' down blues
15  Honeymoon blues
16  Love in vain

rj-kotdbs,v2,sv

7 comments:

Choco said...

Back on the Groove Moos. Nice to see.
Thanks for all the recent posts.

Anonymous said...

That's pretty serious, heavy stuff, thank you !

Anonymous said...

moos thanks .... I love your blog I would like if possible to come upstairs postearas or album of Prince Nico Mbarga - good father I love the music of the orchestra ... I would appreciate it moos ...

snakeboy said...

Fantastic!! Thanks for taking the time on both volumes.

legrandmaitre said...

At last I've got the two origianl LPs on CD - at the right speed. Many thanks Moos. I also have a Technics turtable, and at the suggestion of a friend had tried this years ago.
I also think the tracks of Robert Wilkins are too fast....

Night Hawk said...

Sorry to be the bad guy, but I am among the ones who think the original recordings were not speeded.

I listened both versions, slow and "speed", and the faster one seems far more natural, regarding the voice timbre and guitar playing.
By closing the eyes, you can really feel him, imagine yourself singing and playing the same way.
Well, it's hard to explain, it's really all about timbre.

The slower version sounds indeed pretty good, more relaxing, warmer, but somewhat false, offset to my ear.

Sure, the original version could sounds too fast to a modern ear, but well, it was really another time, another period. To me, this is raw music, like crying, singing sad stories, about real despair, not melancolic or warm memories.

Anonymous said...

Can you re-up please? Thanx for the post!