Sunday, August 30, 2009
Mean Old Bedbug Blues
My little spate of webcam fun was curtailed as I got more immersed in “real” recording, but it didn’t end before I recorded one more video for your viewing pleasure. This one is me & resonator guitar taking on the “Mean Old Bedbug Blues,” a song I’ve loved for quite some time from versions by Bessie Smith (hers is sort of the “standard” version), Dave Van Ronk & Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. Apparently the great bluesman Furry Lewis also covered this, but I’m not familiar with his rendition.
As far as the bigger recording project goes, I ended up with 12 tracks—I know I said at one point I was “satisfied” with 13, but I actually dropped two & added one since then. Now I’m in the mixing phase of the project—had hoped to get them completed & on cds by the final Farmer’s Market, which took place yesterday, but no such luck. Eberle & I are performing as a benefit for the Alpine Playhouse in McCall in mid September, & they’ll certainly be completed by then!
Tomorrow probably will be a day off here at Robert Frost's Banjo as I collect my thoughts for next month's posts. But for now, thanks for all the support of these “performance” videos! Hope you enjoy this one.