Saturday, January 22, 2022

Joan Baez - Wagoner's Lad (1972 Vinyl LP Joan Baez Ballad Book)

 

Joan Baez - Wagoner's Lad (1972 Vinyl LP Joan Baez Ballad Book)


Oh, hard is the fortune of all woman kind

She's always controlled, she's always confined

Controlled by her parents until she's a wife

A slave to her husband the rest of her life

Oh, I'm just a poor girl my fortune is sad

I've always been courted by the wagoner's lad

He's courted me daily, by night and by day

And now he is loading and going away

My parents don't like him because he is poor

They say he's not worthy of entering my door

He works for a living, his money's his own

And if they don't like it they can leave him alone

Your horses are hungry, go feed them some hay

Then sit down near by me as long as you may

My horses ain't hungry, they won't eat your hay

So fare thee well darlin I'll be on my way

Your wagon needs greasing your whip is to mend

Then sit down beside me as long as you can

My wagon is greasy, my whip's in my hand

So fare thee well darlin, no longer to stand

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Joan Baez

Wagoner's Lad lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing LLC

 

From the the Joan Baez Ballad Book, a 1972 compilation of traditional folk material, culled from Joan Baez' first five Vanguard albums. Though Ballad Book has since been supplanted by the reissue of most of Baez' original Vanguard catalog, for a number of years, it remained the only source to obtain a number of these cuts, as most of her early Vanguard albums temporarily went out of print in the early 1980s.

 

Joan Chandos Baez  (born January 9, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and activist.  Her contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest and social justice.   Baez has performed publicly for over 60 years, releasing over 30 albums. Fluent in Spanish and English, she has also recorded songs in at least six other languages.

 

Baez is generally regarded as a folk singer, but her music has diversified since the counterculture era of the 1960s and encompasses genres such as folk rock, pop, country, and gospel music. She began her recording career in 1960 and achieved immediate success. 

 

I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos.  (Images on this video were appropriated from News.Gr.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use.

 

All posts are rendered in old school using restored vinyl LPs.  This channel does not use recordings from CDs.  As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album.  Some remastering was applied to make the performance cut through within the confines of  the loudness wars.

 

Hope you enjoy. 

 

You can also view my jazz uploads at Juzno's Jazz.

 

INXDS.   #folksinger #traditional #folkballad #folksong

Friday, January 21, 2022

Making Sense Out of the Mundane

 

Vincent Van Gogh did it.  He painted of things, which he saw in his room while he was in the asylum.  So I thought I could do it too.  Of course, I'm not Van Gogh.  

Hope your day is going well.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Joan Baez - All My Trials (1972 Vinyl LP Joan Baez Ballad Book)

 Joan Baez - All My Trials (1972 Joan Baez Ballad Book)

Hush, little baby, don't you cry

You know your mama was born to die

All my trials, Lord, soon be over

River of Jordan is muddy and cold

Well, it chills the body, but not the soul

All my trials, Lord, soon be over

I've got a little book with pages three

And every page spells, "Liberty"

All my trials, Lord, soon be over

Too late, my brothers

Too late, but never mind

All my trials, Lord, soon be over

If living were a thing that money could buy

You know the rich would live and the poor would die

All my trials, Lord, soon be over

There grows a tree in Paradise

And the pilgrims call it the Tree of Life

All my trials, Lord, soon be over

Too late, my brothers

Too late, but never mind

All my trials, Lord, soon be over

All my trials, Lord, soon be over

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Joan Baez

All My Trials lyrics © Chandos Music


From the the Joan Baez Ballad Book, a 1972 compilation of traditional folk material, culled from Joan Baez' first five Vanguard albums. Though Ballad Book has since been supplanted by the reissue of most of Baez' original Vanguard catalog, for a number of years, it remained the only source to obtain a number of these cuts, as most of her early Vanguard albums temporarily went out of print in the early 1980s.

 

Joan Chandos Baez  (born January 9, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and activist.  Her contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest and social justice.   Baez has performed publicly for over 60 years, releasing over 30 albums. Fluent in Spanish and English, she has also recorded songs in at least six other languages.

 

Baez is generally regarded as a folk singer, but her music has diversified since the counterculture era of the 1960s and encompasses genres such as folk rock, pop, country, and gospel music. She began her recording career in 1960 and achieved immediate success. 

 

I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos.  (Images on this video were appropriated from Alamy.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use.

 

All posts are rendered in old school using restored vinyl LPs.  This channel does not use recordings from CDs.  As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album.  Some remastering was applied to make the performance cut through within the confines of  the loudness wars.

 

Hope you enjoy. 

 

You can also view my jazz uploads at Juzno's Jazz.

 

INXDS.   #folksinger #traditional #folkballad #folksong

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Curtis Fuller - Undecided (1959 vinyl "Blues-ette")

 


Curtis Fuller - Undecided (1959 vinyl "Blues-ette")

 

"I go out to the kitchen to feed the dog, but that's about as much cooking as I do." - Betty White

 

Blues-ette is an album by American trombonist Curtis Fuller recorded in 1959 and released on the Savoy label.

 

Curtis Fuller - trombone

Benny Golson - tenor saxophone

Tommy Flanagan - piano

Jimmy Garrison - bass

Al Harewood - drums

 

The Allmusic website awarded the album 4½ stars stating "Sessions in any genre of music are all too often described as "sublime," but seldom has that description been better deserved than with this relaxed hard bop classic... Any serious jazz collection is incomplete without this record. Period".

 

Curtis DuBois Fuller (December 15, 1932 – May 8, 2021) was an American jazz trombonist. He was a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and contributed to many classic jazz recordings.

 

Fuller's  father had emigrated from Jamaica and worked in a Ford automobile factory, but he died from tuberculosis before his son was born. His mother, who had moved north from Atlanta, died when he was 9. He spent several years in an orphanage run by Jesuits. He developed a passion for jazz after one of the nuns there brought him to see Illinois Jacquet and his band perform, with J. J. Johnson on trombone.

 

Fuller attended a public school in his hometown, together with Paul Chambers, Donald Byrd, Tommy Flanagan, Thad Jones, and Milt Jackson. There, he took up the trombone when he was sixteen - studying under Johnson.

 

I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos.  (Image post and video art were appropriated from the original LP.)  This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use.

 

 All posts are rendered in old school using restored vinyl LPs.  This channel does not use recordings from CDs.  As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album.  Some remastering was applied to make the performance cut through within the confines of  the loudness wars.

 

Hope you enjoy. 

 

INXDS. #hardbop #bop #jazztrombone #jazzblues #vinylrecord #quoteoftheday

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Going Going Gone

 


“Daddy?”

 

“Yes, sweetie.”

 

“Who’s the greatest band  in the world?”

 

“The Beatles, of course.  And anyone else who played with Bob Dylan.”

 

“So who’s the greatest songwriter?”

 

“Bob Dylan, of course.”

 

“And who’s the greatest singer?”

 

“That would have to be … Freddie Mercury.”

 

Going Going Gone - written by Bob Dylan


 I’ve just reached a place

 Where the willow don’t bend

 There’s not much more to be said

 It’s the top of the end

 I’m going

 I’m going

 I’m gone

 

 I’m closin’ the book

 On the pages and the text

 And I don’t really care

 What happens next

 I’m just going

 I’m going

 I’m gone

 

 I been hangin’ on threads

 I been playin’ it straight

 Now, I’ve just got to cut loose

 Before it gets late

 So I’m going

 I’m going

 I’m gone

 

 Grandma said, “Boy, go and follow your heart

 And you’ll be fine at the end of the line

 All that’s gold isn’t meant to shine

 Don’t you and your one true love ever part”

 

 I been walkin’ the road

 I been livin’ on the edge

 Now, I’ve just got to go

 Before I get to the ledge

 So I’m going

 I’m just going

 I’m gone

Copyright © 1973 by Ram's Horn Music; renewed 2001 by Ram’s Horn Music


Bob Dylan -- Guitar, Harmonica

 

THE BAND

Robbie Robertson -- Guitar

Rick Danko -- Bass

Levon Helm -- Drums

Garth Hudson -- Organ

Richard Manual -- Drums, Piano

Released         January 17, 1974

Recorded        November 5, 1973

Village Recorder, 1616 Butler, West LA

 

Though Dylan shuns autobiographical ties to his songs, he wrote “Going, Going, Gone” during the eight-year-long recovery from his motorcycle accident in 1966 (during which he could not tour). Most likely this was also around the time his marriage to his first wife was beginning to unravel (they divorced in 1977). [ https://blog.sevenponds.com/expressive-music/going-going-gone-by-bob-dylan]

 

Critics have admired the interplay in the song between Dylan's desperate vocal and guitarist Robbie Robertson's lead guitar. Rock critic Tim Riley wrote that "The Band's windup pitch to "Going, Going, Gone" is a wonder of pinpoint ensemble playing: Robertson makes his guitar entrance choke as if a noose had suddenly tightened around its neck", adding that The Band's sympathetic "shaping of the song ... is so perfectly attuned to the bottomed-out quality of Dylan's mood that Robertson's guitar sounds like it's scratching the itch in Dylan's throat".  (Riley, Tim (1995). Hard Rain: A Dylan Commentary. Plexus Publishing. pp. 215–216.)


I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos.  (Images on this video were appropriated from the original album.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use.

 

All posts are rendered in old school using restored vinyl LPs.  This channel does not use recordings from CDs.  As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album.  Some remastering was applied to make the performance cut through within the confines of  the loudness wars.

 

Hope you enjoy. 

 

INXDS.   #folkrock #bobdylan #theband #vinylrecord

 



Monday, January 17, 2022

A Line Drawn on Canal Street

 


As we were going back to our hotel, I noticed these images on Canal Street in New Orleans.  The street once served as a “neutral ground” between the old families of Spanish and French descent,  and Creoles living in the Vieux Carre (now known as the French Quarter) and the newly arriving European immigrants, who preferred to settle on the other side of the street (today’s Central Business and Warehouse districts.)  I thought the image depicts that distinction.  On the upper side of the photo, one can see a double exposure of a worker of European descent.  The lower half of the photo seems to portray the original settlers.  The only problem with my assessment is that a greater part of the French Quarter is located north of Canal Street.


Image captured with the iPhone and appropriated as my own artistic version.   I do not own the copyright to the original photograph.  My apologies for not giving credit to the photographer.  My guess would be Jack Robinson.  If anyone know who took these images, please let me know.  


Original photo displayed on the window of a building on Canal Street.

Hope your day is going well.

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Willis Jackson - Hey Jude (restored 1971 jazz vinyl LP "Gatorade")

 

Willis Jackson - Hey Jude (restored 1971 jazz vinyl LP "Gatorade")

 

"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." - Mark Twain

 

The music is from the album Gatorade by saxophonist Willis Jackson.  It was recorded in August 1971 and first released on the Prestige label.

 

 • Willis Jackson – tenor sax

 • Carl Wilson – organ

 • Boogaloo Joe Jones – guitar

 • Jerry Porter – drums

 • Buddy Caldwell – conga

 

Willis "Gator" Jackson (April 25, 1932 – October 25, 1987) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist.

 

Jackson joined Duke Ellington alumnus Cootie Williams's band in 1949 as a teenager, after being discovered by Eddie Vinson. During the 1950s Jackson participated in R&B and jazz recordings, primarily as a session musician.  Jackson joined Prestige Records in 1959, making a string of jazz albums that proved to an influence on the burgeoning soul jazz movement. During this era, Jack McDuff and Pat Martino became famous through association with Jackson. Jackson's main influences were Lester Young and Illinois Jacquet.

 

I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos.  (Image post and video art were appropriated from WBSS Media.  -  https://wbssmedia.com/artists/detail/734) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use.

 

All posts are rendered in old school using restored vinyl LPs.  This channel does not use recordings from CDs.  As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album.  Some remastering was applied to make the performance cut through within the confines of  the loudness wars.

 

Hope you enjoy. 


INXDS.  #bebop #jazzsaxophone #vinylrecord #quoteoftheday

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Raphael Robin, Isleño fisherman and trapper

 


The sign says "Raphael Robin, Isleño fisherman and trapper".  Found his image in the New Orleans Jazz Museum.  Don't know much about him.  I searched the internet and could not find who he was except that he was an Isleños who worked as a fisherman and a trapper.  I'm assuming he was a trapper of alligators.  The Islenos or otherwise called the Canary Islanders were from the south of Spain.  From 1778 - 1783, approximately 2,000 Spanish Canary Islanders arrived in New Orleans: men, women, children, and infants.  Louisiana Governor Bernardo de Galvez arranged for their settlement. He positioned the newcomers at four strategic sites surrounding the port of New Orleans to defend Spain's Gulf trade routes from the English. 

 

On the opposite side of the New Orleans Jazz Museum lies the beginning of Frenchman Street.  A few walks from the Museum, we found ourselves back to the French Quarter.  One morning we experienced the sound of live New Orleans jazz from street musicians.  We hanged out while we sipped cafe-au-lait and indulged on slices of beignet (a fancy doughnut without the hole) at Cafe Du Mounde, a semi-open cafe square.  The coffee was so-so, and the beignet was covered with powdered sugar to mask the oil from the doughnut.  Eventually, all the powdered sugar would fall into our laps, and the more we try to brush it off the more it spreads and smears all over our clothes because our fingers were all sticky with the sugar itself.  A worthwhile experience in getting a taste of the French Quarter in my opinion.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

The Ramsey Lewis Trio - A Hard's Night (1966 vinyl LP "Hang on Ramsey!")

 

The Ramsey Lewis Trio - A Hard's Night (1966 vinyl LP "Hang on Ramsey!")

 

"None of us wanted to be the bass player. In our minds he was the fat guy who always played at the back." - Paul McCartney

 

The song is from the vinyl LP  "Hang on Ramsey!", recorded live at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, California on October 14-17, 1965.  Background vocals were from audience participation who were obviously having a great time.

 

The Ramsey Lewis Trio, with bassist Eldee Young and percussionist Redd Holt, became a fixture on the Chicago jazz scene, releasing their debut album, Ramsey Lewis & His Gentlemen of Jazz, back in 1956.

 

Lewis earned his first gold record, as well as a Grammy award for Best Jazz Performance, for their swinging version of Dobie Gray’s hit “The In Crowd.”  He returned to the pop charts in 1966 with versions of "A Hard's Night", “Hang On Sloopy” and “Wade In The Water.” Throughout the years, Lewis’ trio has undergone membership changes, all the while staying true to Lewis’ high musical standards.

 

I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos.  (Image post and video art were appropriated from Marcelo Chagas.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use.

 

All posts are rendered in old school using restored vinyl LPs.  This channel does not use recordings from CDs.  As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album.  Some remastering was applied to make the performance cut through within the confines of  the loudness wars.

 

Hope you enjoy. 

 

INXDS.  #jazztrio #jazzpiano #jazzlive  #vinylrecord #quoteoftheday

Monday, January 10, 2022

Corner Of Picayune Place & Natchez St 1962

 


My first real post this year.  It's not even my own image but I appropriated it from an unknown photographer.  It was displayed in an obscured corner outside the elevator of the hotel where we stayed for a few days.  A small caption described its location: Corner Of Picayune Place & Natchez St.  Shot in sepia with a film camera in 1962.  Captured "as-is" with my iPhone on our first day here in 2022.

We were in NOLA or "New Awleans" as the locals would say.  First time here. I love it.  Arguably, the birthplace of jazz and blues.  Two music genres that I am passionate about.  Most of what can be said about the city can be read in the internet.  So I'll spare the details.  One thing that I haven't read but did observe was the smell of the city.  It's been years after Katrina but I think the city is still striving to bounce back.  The streets have a funky smell.  Not offensive though.  Probably left behind from the terrible hurricane and flooding.  Although at times I can smell hemp or smoke from cannabis.   

The city has its own share of the homeless and the unwanted, some people conversing and shouting at nobody, some people singing out loud by themselves.  It was all right by me.  I felt safe.

One day, we ordered soft shell crab at Antoine's down in St Louis Street, a high class joint in my opinion.  Why do I think it's high class?  Well, have you had a waiter who sweeps off the crumbs on your table every 10 minutes?  The waiters were super friendly.  I started to call one of the waiters "Brother".  He said that was his name.  He had an assistant who was trying too hard to please.  He was the guy with the brush to make sure your table was always clean and neat.  He didn't do it on every table.  I suppose he can sense who were the big tippers.  

Anyway, I digress.  Back to the soft shell crab.  I asked Brother how it was prepared.  He said, "yoo jaz eat da whoo thang."  I thought he was joking.  Then he goes, "no, no ... you eat the entire thing including the shell."  Well, he got me convinced so we tried it.  "Different yet delightful," I told him.  He chuckled back.  Later on, I felt nervous.  I hoped there would be enough acid in my guts to digest what I ate.  

We also tried their French Artichoke soup.  I don't think I've ever eaten that much fibers in my life.  I believe they didn't waste any leaves from the artichoke.  Maybe they included the stem as well.  I didn't expect this but the soup was like a cup of slurry that the fibers began sticking in between my teeth.  Wondering how Rose was doing.  Oh no, she cheated.  I noticed tons of fibers she spitted out on her plate.  I thought we were supposed to eat everything.

Lord willing, we'll be back here again.  


Original image.  Unknown photographer. 1962

#NOLA #jazz #NewOrleans #creolefood #frenchquarter #appropriated #colorize #iPhone #travel 

Saturday, January 01, 2022

Willis Jackson - The Long and Winding Road (restored 1971 jazz vinyl LP "Gatorade")


Willis Jackson - The Long and Winding Road (restored 1971 jazz vinyl LP "Gatorade")

 

This was Juzno's Jazz last song for the year 2021.  It's been a long and winding road.  Hope you enjoy.  Cheers.


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"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been." - Mark Twain

 

The music is from the album Gatorade by saxophonist Willis Jackson.  It was recorded in August 1971 and first released on the Prestige label.

 

 • Willis Jackson – tenor sax

 • Carl Wilson – organ

 • Boogaloo Joe Jones – guitar

 • Jerry Porter – drums

 • Buddy Caldwell – conga

 

Willis "Gator" Jackson (April 25, 1932 – October 25, 1987) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist.

 

Jackson joined Duke Ellington alumnus Cootie Williams's band in 1949 as a teenager, after being discovered by Eddie Vinson. During the 1950s Jackson participated in R&B and jazz recordings, primarily as a session musician.  Jackson joined Prestige Records in 1959, making a string of jazz albums that proved to an influence on the burgeoning soul jazz movement. During this era, Jack McDuff and Pat Martino became famous through association with Jackson. Jackson's main influences were Lester Young and Illinois Jacquet.

 

I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos.  (Image post and video art were appropriated from WBSS Media.  -  https://wbssmedia.com/artists/detail/734) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use.

 

All posts are rendered in old school using restored vinyl LPs.  This channel does not use recordings from CDs.  As much as possible, I attempted to remove most of the pops and crackles from the original vinyl album.  Some remastering was applied to make the performance cut through within the confines of  the loudness wars.

 

Hope you enjoy. 


INXDS.  #bebop #jazzsaxophone #vinylrecord #quoteoftheday