Kansas Katie

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  1. Biddlin

    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    Kansas Katie-real name: Ethel King
    Piano-Memphis Slim
    Guitar- Bill Broonzy
    I'd appreciate any links or references you might have or find to Katie.
    thanks
     
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  2. Nik Henville

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  3. Nik Henville

    Nik Henville Well-Known Member

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    Best I can find - and a fine track, Deep Sea Diver...
    A-side Kansas Katie (Ethel King) Deep Sea Diver, composed by Ethel King
    B-side Kansas Katie (Ethel King) I Can't Let You Go, composed by Ethel King
    Ethel King:vocals; Big Bill Broonzy:guitar; John "Memphis Slim" Chatman:piano
    Recorded 8 December 1941 at RCA Studio-A, Chicago Illinois
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    Can NOT find:-
    Kansas Katie (Ethel King) - Don't You Know Me
    Kansas Katie (Ethel King) - He's My Man
     
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    It's weird that the music backing tracks for the vocals are the same for both videos posted.
    It's like she recorded both songs with the same music track.
    Other than multi track had not been invented yet...
     
  5. Nik Henville

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    @ampmadscientist
    I woke up this morning, my something or other done gone
    I woke up this morning, my something or other done gone
    Well if'n I don't ever see that something or other again...
    You know I'm just gonna lay me down and die.
    ( repeat )
     
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    I think they had 3 tracks back then (?)
     
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    ...and 12 bars
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    ...and a simplicity that makes the music sublime, if you have the ears to hear it.
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    I concur.

    And it's not every day that we hear forum members talking about Bill Broonzy and Memphis Slim.

    Warms my heart.
     
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    Thanks Bid & Nik, I got the Sunday mornin boogie-woogie blues...:coffee:
     
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    African slaves must have picked up stringed instrument music from Scotch/Irish mountain musicians. i.e. Mountain, bluegrass, country, folk... From these influences "blues" music was born.
     
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    ............................ Henry Sloane
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    Like this freaky old lady????





    ....oh wait...:ugh: this is cocaine Katie, not Kansas Katie....

    Sorry, my bad...
     
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    Ah yes, Dr Hook brings back memories...
     
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