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Rory and the Roots of the Music He Loved So Much

Postby RobertaSparrow » 22 Jul 2017, 22:14

Rory covered Son House's recording, Empire State Express. I read an interview he did about it, recorded it in one take on St Patrick's Day. He wanted to be true to the original recording, said he could not find it, so he did it from memory. He had an excellent memory.

Rory's studio version:


Son House's version:


A friend's version- Tone Tanner:

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Re: Rory and the Roots of the Music He Loved So Much

Postby RobertaSparrow » 23 Jul 2017, 15:20

Bullfrog Blues



and from the past, William Harris



here's one that predates Rory but is based on the same original- Canned Heat

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Re: Rory and the Roots of the Music He Loved So Much

Postby RobertaSparrow » 26 Jul 2017, 06:16

Baby Please Don't Go

Rory's Taste


Lightnin Hopkins
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Re: Rory and the Roots of the Music He Loved So Much

Postby RobertaSparrow » 28 Jul 2017, 00:46

Here's another-

All Around Man. Rory changed the lyrics a bit. :mrgreen: The original lyrics were a bit, well, risqué. He always credited Bo Carter. Bit of trivia, Bo Carter is also credited with writing Corina Corina



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Re: Rory and the Roots of the Music He Loved So Much

Postby RobertaSparrow » 06 Aug 2017, 20:57

We've all seen this interview, but at the time Rory was explaining to his European audience where he learned his techniques and got much of his inspiration. Credit where credit is due. In the first part of the interview:



Booker T. White, an old resonator guitar, and a screwdriver:

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