Παρασκευή, 16 Σεπτεμβρίου 2011

Matthew "Hogman" Maxey - Rock Me Baby

Matthew "Hogman" Maxey

Blues is the name given to both a musical form and a music genre created within the African-American communities in the Deep South of the United States at the end of the 19th century from spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads. Τhe blues form is characterized by the use of specific chord progressions — the twelve bar blues chord progressions being the most frequently encountered — and certain blue notes that for expressive purposes are sung or played flattened or gradually bent in relation to the pitch of the major scale.

Everyone in the blues field knows the song "Rock Me Baby". In this audio, you can hear it from a very good bluesman who isn't famous. His name is Matthew "Hogman" Maxey. He had been in prison, in the same one that the great bluesman Robert Pete Williams had been...

This song also belongs to my personal archive of rare blues recordings.


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