Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fraser Smith's Unique Sculptures

Images copyright Fraser Smith
Read about amazing sculptor Fraser Smith on Tartuffe's Folly. He made the beautiful quilt hanging above and the pants hanging below out of basswood and paint.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Mysterious Coon Song from 1928

The album is called "Black Blues in the Segregation Era". It's put out by Document Records. Amazon.com has an MP3 that you can purchase of a song on this album called the "Mysterious Coon" .
My band, The Hokum Scorchers, did their own version of this song in 1990 with Lou Reimuller singing and playing a National guitar and a National mandolin. I played washboard on this tinpan alley style song.
It was originally recorded by a group of musicians in 1928 from Mississippi (in Atlanta, GA) called "Alec Johnson and his Band" - Alec sang vocal, accompanied by Bo Chatmon & Charlie McCoy, Joe McCoy.
I posted this blog entry a few years ago, but this morning I uploaded the song to my tumbler because I had a request for it:
(recorded in 1990)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Some Paintings I Like

The Golden Girl by Dod Procter (date?)British
I did a post on this painter some time ago.
Circus, 1927 by Antonio Donghi, Italian
I blogged him a few times.
The Rose Bush 2007 by Jansson Stegner
This guy is new to me and I really like his work.