Sunday, June 21, 2009

'Gimme Dat Harp Boy' Roots of the Captain


marram62 said...

marram62 said...

Various Artists Plus Beefheart Himself!

'Gimme Dat Harp Boy' is an album of blues artists that influenced Captain Beefheart and rare material from the good Captain himself. Sixty minutes plus of roots/blues material and the rest of the album devoted to rare unreleased material from the Captain himself. Tracks by Victoria Spivey and Lonnie Johnson, Lord Buckley, Howlin Wolf, Tommy McLennan, Minnie Wallace and The Memphis Jug Band, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Noah Lewis' Jug Band, The Bosstones, Robert Pete Williams, Blind Willie Johnson, Al Simmons and The Cats From Fresno.

Track list, including artists:

New Minglewood Blues - Noah Lewis Jug Band
The Lion - Duke Mitchell
Diddie Wa Diddie - Blind Blake
Mope-Itty Mope - The Boss-Tones
New Black Snake Blues (Part One) - Victoria Spivey and Lonnie Johnson
New Black Snake Blues (Part Two) - Victoria Spivey and Lonnie Johnson
Best Batch Yet - Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band
His Majesty The Policeman - Lord Buckley
Rubber Dolly Rag - Uncle Bud Landres with the Georgia Yellowhammers
Tomi Tomi - Kanui and Lula
Cream Puff Comment
Old Folks' Boogie - Al Simmons
You're Gonna Need Somebody On Your Bond - Blind Willie Johnson
Wild Cat Blues - Sidney Bechet and James P. Johnson
Rockin' Chair Blues - Robert Petway
Weaver's Life - The Dixon Brothers
Jungle Suite - Roland Kirk
Egg Comment
Keep On The Firing Line - Blind Joe Taggart and Son
Who's Yehoodi? - Cab Calloway and His Orchestra
Howlin' Wolf Comment
Hungry Wolf - 'Funny Paper' Smith
Somebody's Leaving - Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band
The Fang - Nervous Norvus
Skeleton In The Closet - Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra
Poem - Captain Beefheart
Koko - Charlie Parker and The All-Stars
Go Away From My Door - Monroe Moe Jackson
Little Scratch - Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band
Johnny B Goode - Al White and His Hi-Liters
Highway 61 - Tommy McLennan
Stravinsky Comment
Flaming Autograph - Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band

tom said...

I am a huge beefheart fan and I love this compilation. A big thank you for uploading it.
Shame it's not higher quality.

Do you reckon you could upload a 320/FLAC version for us bitrate obsessives if it's no trouble?

That would be magic :)

Great blog!

Tom said...

Could you by any chance re-upload this in 320kbps?

I'd be extremely grateful.

Love the blog btw.

Anonymous said...