Before recording or broadcasting, wandering players like Frank were the only way the Blues could be heard outside its home environment, and when he did get a chance to make records, the quality of his work shone through. In this lesson Tom Feldmann teaches the ins and outs of 10 classic Frank Stokes arrangements in C, D, A, G and E positions. If you have suggestions for these missing pieces, please! During this period of touring, Stokes developed a professionalism that set him apart from many of the more rural, less polished blues musicians of that time and place. Frank Stokes Whitehaven, Tennessee, 1 de enero de 1888 - Memphis, 12 de septiembre de 1955 fue un guitarrista y cantante de blues. The Sheiks also continued to busk on the streets and perform at parties.
In this lesson Tom Feldmann teaches the ins and outs of 10 classic Frank Stokes arrangements in C, D, A, G and E positions. I got mine, I got mine I grabbed that turkey and out the back door, I went flyin' I tried to make it to a hidin' place, but I didn't get there in time. New York: Da Capo Press. On this one you can learn licks in 5 different keys — C, D, A, G and E. Together, they on the streets and in Church's Park now W. At this session, the emphasis was on blues rather than the older songs that were also part of Stokes's repertoire. Now when the turkey was brought in Then the people all begin to grin Now think about the good times all would have They couldn't say exactly when So the man got the turkey right by the nape but I swung on behind He might thought he had the whole fowl and gone but I got mine I got mine, boys, I got mine Around here tryin' a get some good eat all the time Since then I been livin high I been livin on the chicken and wine Said I belong to the grab society but I got mine.
Stokes and Batts were a team as evidenced by these records, which are both traditional and wildly original, but their style had fallen out of favor with the blues record buying public. With the arrival of the Great Depression and the decrease in recording opportunities, Stokes and Sane went back to playing street corners, occasional circuses, and traveling shows. In addition the original recordings of all the tunes are included. The Sheiks also continued to busk the streets, and play informally at parties. During the 1940s, Stokes moved to Clarksdale, and occasionally worked with Bukka White in local juke joints. Some rascal grabbed me by my coat and I got mine.
Fortunately though, Tom Feldmann studiously caught Stokes Fever. His parents died when he was a child, and he was raised by his stepfather in. Note: Italics in the lyrics means we're guessing except for when it means a background vocal part. . He is buried in Hollywood Cemetery, in Memphis.
Follow the links, it is a fascinating story. He passed away September 12, 1955. Stokes and Batts were a team, as evidenced by these records, which are both traditional and wildly original, but their style had fallen out of favor with the record-buying public. Stokes learned to play guitar as a youth in Tutwiler, and, after 1895, in Hernando, Mississippi, which was home to such African American guitarists as Jim Jackson, Dan Sane, Elijah Avery of Cannon's Jug Stompers , and Robert Wilkins. Traditional C - F - G - Am C And I went down to a big crap game, 'Twas F certainly against my C will. Como guitarrista, era un especialista en el estilo fingerpicking.
I lost every doggone nickel I had But a G greenback dollar bill. In September, Stokes was back with Victor to make what were to be his last recordings, this time without Sane but with Will Batts playing the. By the turn of the century, Stokes was working as a , traveling 25 miles to on weekends to sing and play the guitar with Sane, with whom he formed a long-term musical partnership. Then helping Doc Watts Medicine Show whoop it up, and eventually beating the Mississippi Sheiks onto record, by three years, with his own Beale Street Sheiks, the fruitful partnership with second guitarist Dan Sane. He learned to play the as a in Tutwiler and, after 1895, in , which was the home of the guitarists , , Elijah Avery of , and.
Collins was a white singer and his version was appallingly racist. Well, I went down to my best gal's house, and the hour was just about nine. The string band in this photo was formed by of Mecosta County Michigan. I got mine, I got mine I grabbed that money and out the back door I went flyin' Ever since that big crap game I been living' on chicken and wine I'm a leader in high society since I got mine. The Sheiks next recorded at a session for Victor Records in February 1928, at which also recorded. Sad to say, this was not uncommon in popular music of this type in those days. I told that fella what I thought of him, and I got got mine.
At this session, in February 1928, the emphasis was on blues, rather than the older songs that were also part of Stokes' repertoire. In the 1940s, he moved to , and occasionally worked with in local juke joints. Around 1920, Stokes settled in Oakville, Tennessee, where he went back to work as a blacksmith. Standard tuning is deployed throughout, with frequent use of a capo in the C, D, G, A and E fingering positions. I must give them credit for introducing me to loads of fun music like this.