Buddy Moss - Complete Recorded Works 1933-1941: Volume 2 (CD)

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During July and August 1934 Buddy Moss cut eighteen titles over five sessions, with all but one of them being subsequently released.

During July and August 1934 Buddy Moss cut eighteen titles over five sessions, with all but one of them being subsequently released. To gain an appreciation of how valuable, or otherwise, Buddy was to his record company as a potentially large seller of records, his contracts of the time indicate that he was paid $5 for each selection. By the end of the following year that payment had been doubled to $10. It has often been commented that Buddy Moss was the most influential East Coast bluesman to record in the years between Blind Blake's last session and Blind Boy Fuller's first. Listening to these solo items it becomes fairly apparent where some of the sources of Fuller's musical ideas, as well as some of his vocal technique, were found. This is best exemplified by 'Some Lonesome Day' where the mode of singing and guitar style are very proto-Fuller. This recording is markedly different, both in lyric and approach, to the song of the same title of 21 September 1933 on which he is accompanied by Weaver. To carry the Blind Boy Fuller analogy further, the meter of 'Dough Rollin' Papa' is exactly that used by Fuller for his hugely successful, 'I'm A Rattlesnakin' Daddy', recorded the following year. Being in a solo setting and without the instrumental constraints of others seemed to alter Moss's singing style. His vocal developed a deeper, more sullen, tone at times reminiscent of Leroy Carr at his more languid. In turn this brought about an introverted almost desolate air to his recordings. Indeed this may have been purely a reflection of the mood of the man himself. There does seem to have been, over several sessions, a preponderance of such themes as sexual frustration, death, misery, sleepless nights, infidelity, alienation etc, so perhaps such a hypothesis is not that so from the mark.


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Track Listing

    • Broke Down Engine No. 2 - take 1
    • Broke Down Engine No. 2 - take 2
    • B & O Blues No. 2
    • Some Lonesome Day - 14065-1
    • Some Lonesome Day - 14065-2
    • New Lovin' Blues
    • Unkind Woman
    • When The Hearse Roll Me From My Door
    • Insane Blues
    • Tricks Ain't Walkin' No Mores
    • Stinging Bull Nettle
    • Oh Lordy Mama
    • Dough Rolling Papa
    • Some Lonesome Day - 15552
    • Misery Man Blues
    • Jinx Man Blues
    • Evil Hearted Woman
    • Too Dog Gone Jealous
    • Someday Baby
    • Love Me, Baby, Love Me
    • Sleepless Night
    • Shake It All Night Long

    Additional Details

    Label: Document Records

    Genre: Blues

    Language: English

    Run Time: 62 mins

    Region: 0

    Release Date: 06/03/22

    UPC: 714298512427

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