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 Post subject: Washboard Sam and his Washboard Band on Bluebird
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I just found this Bluebird record R-7501-B from 1938. It has Towboat Blues/ Don't Leave Me Here. Very hard core blues that I wasn't expecting from a washboard band. Maybe I'm used to hearing white washboard bands which are hillbilly. Has anyone ever heard of Washboard Sam? Is that a turntable on his washboard? I wonder what that's for?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJU_ac9hJkI


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 Post subject: Re: Washboard Sam and his Washboard Band on Bluebird
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That's good stuff, the other side is a great classic, too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUaoE9sfx7g

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 Post subject: Re: Washboard Sam and his Washboard Band on Bluebird
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I'll have to see if I find any Washboard Sam Bluebirds the next time I visit Arthur Pare's storerooms.With all the records he had,who knows?edisonplayer


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 Post subject: Re: Washboard Sam and his Washboard Band on Bluebird
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Marc, Washboard Sam is very fun. Another good one to watch for is Dixie Washboard Band with "Shufflin' Sam" on Columbia.


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 Post subject: Re: Washboard Sam and his Washboard Band on Bluebird
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marcapra wrote:
Is that a turntable on his washboard? I wonder what that's for?

Found objects that produce a desired sound are added to the washboard "drum kit". The platter is being used as a cymbal. ;)

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