Hear That Wind Howl

Waterbug Records WBG - 0052

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"Can't you hear that wind howl..." ~ Robert Johnson, 1936

This sixteen-song offering of classic folk blues, country blues, & Delta blues brilliantly showcases Bartley's intuitive feel for this bedrock American music. Acoustic instruments typical of the period were used predominantly and four songs were recorded live in concert. A few early rock 'n' roll & Tin Pan Alley numbers plus four originals add breadth & perspective. Extensive liner notes, guitar tablature for one song, and a somewhat detailed, somewhat humorous biographical sketch of Geoff's musical history involving country blues is included.

The Songs...

Lyrics for songs marked with *asterisks* can be found at Selected Song Lyrics

  1. If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day (Robert Johnson)
  2. Sittin' on Top of the World (Mississippi Sheiks)
  3. Grinnin' in Your Face (Eddie "Son" House, live)
  4. The Dying Crapshooter's Blues (Blind Willie McTell)
  5. Papa's on the Housetop (Leroy Carr)
  6. Prize Your Reputation (Charles Calhoun)
  7. Cross Road Blues (Robert Johnson, live)
  8. Lemonade (G. Bartley, instru.)
  9. When You've Got a Good Friend (Robert Johnson)
  10. *Everything They Told Me (G. Bartley)*
  11. *Peaceable Street (G. Bartley)*
  12. The Fullerton Street Strut (G. Bartley, instru.)
  13. No Money Down (Chuck Berry, live)
  14. Duncan and Brady (trad.)
  15. Denomination Blues (Washington Phillips)
  16. Come on in My Kitchen (Robert Johnson, live)

The Players

Billy Novick; clarinet
Ralph Tufo; accordion
Johnnie Cunningham; fiddle
Eric Levenson; upright bass
Phil Antoniades; percussion
Geoff; vocals, acoustic wooden &
resonator guitars, harmonica, and
electric bass guitar (Peaceable Street
and Duncan & Brady)

Co-produced by Geoff Bartley
& Frank Coakley.
Studio recordings were recorded & mixed by Eric Kilburn at Wellspring Sound. Other recording details, but mostly histories of the songs, are included in the Liner Notes.

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