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Jazz Me Blues


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Cori Ander

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This piece, composed by Tom Delaney, is in the public domain. The earliest recording I’ve found of is from somewhere between 1911 and 1920 (see more below).

Personally I have known it forever since it was in the collection of old 78 records in the home of my childhood - then recorded by the superb mouth harmonica trio ”Hotha Trio”.

Later, when I had left my parent’s home (30+ years ago) I made this arrangement based on my memory of that recording.

Have allways liked this arrangement but it has been a bit to difficult for me to play the bass line togehter with the melody in a smooth way. Within the last years I have made several attempts to record it but never gotten satisfied.

Today, while weeding out amongst miscellaneous recordings made last autumn, I found this one. It does not float on perfectly smoothly either, but I found it to run on cooler than I use to play it. I kind of liked the mood and decided to post.

While exploring the net today I found this old and beautiful (1911-1920) recording of the tune. It is public domain and for you interested I put it here http://johannesmusik.se/JazzMeBlues
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Uploaded: Jan 15, 2006 - 09:51:47 AM
Last Updated: Jan 09, 2007 - 12:56:41 PM Last Played: Jun 17, 2019 - 10:18:45 AM
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Comments
keithbob said 4909 days ago (January 15th, 2006)
A true master at work
EXCELLENT!!!! A true master at work!!!! Great recording great playing all around!
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Cori Ander said 4909 days ago (January 15th, 2006)
A true master at work
Wow, thanks a lot!
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Ed Hannifin said 4909 days ago (January 15th, 2006)
Proof positive...
...of the existence (and potential) of the bicameral brain...

Although in your case, Curry, I think it might be the tricameral brain...
Or maybe an extra brain in your fingers just to keep track of
ascending and descending lines... Like the stegosaurus of the guitar...
And you thought you were just a spice...

This is very bright and lively, and the playing has a lot of life in it.
Maybe you weren't being totally 'serious' on this take or something, so
you could have some fun with it. Well, having fun with it, that would be
a fourth brain right there... Or MAYBE, having fun with it is what
happens when one or more of the other brains is disengaged...

As you know, the ragtime feel is not my favorite realm of music, but it
is also true that, as far as I know, ragtime "blues" is/was a fun music, a
joyful music, and you're one of the guys that can keep the aspect of joy
in it.

Ed


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Cori Ander said 4909 days ago (January 15th, 2006)
Proof positive...
Thanks a lot Ed! And I learned a series of new terms here too, must have known
them some time but they have got lost in the whorls of my mind.

Anyway you saw through the situation perfectly well: Quoting your comment:
"Maybe you weren't being totally 'serious' on this take or something, so you
could have some fun with it".

So true! Really pro. If my mind will ever need a doctor I wanna have someone
with your perspicacity :-)


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Tom Atwood said 4909 days ago (January 15th, 2006)
Sometimes I forget who I am listening to
When I listen to you now, Johannes, I forget that I am on MacJams, a
free music site populated by amateurs. Instead, it's more like 1978, I
have just bought Ry Cooder's latest album "Jazz," and have placed in
on my turntable, listening closely and enjoying each note. You are
really in a class by yourself on this site. Not to take anything away from
the other fine guitarists here. I am not comparing anyone (except
maybe you and Ry Cooder). Your style, authority, joy, technique and
musicianship are just yours alone. I read your comment to
composerclark (on "Last Dance") about hoping to be able to create
music like his some day? Maybe that day has already arrived?

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Cori Ander said 4909 days ago (January 15th, 2006)
Sometimes I forget who I am listening to
Thanks a lot Tom! Your warm comment and your enduring support makes life
brighter.

p.s. Many have mentioned this Ry Cooder now, think it's time for me soon to
listen to something he has done.




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Jim Bouchard said 4909 days ago (January 15th, 2006)
hahaha
So this is "not perfect" for you? I'd like to hear what you consider a real
piece of crap! This is just so much fun!
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Cori Ander said 4909 days ago (January 15th, 2006)
hahaha
Ha, thank you Jim! Great to get these words from a musician who I admire so
much as you!
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caroline said 4909 days ago (January 15th, 2006)
awwww - i just love this plinky plunky stuff.
to my ears this is you at your absolute best - it's the pinkest, the fluffiest to be found around - dancing around the kitchen, up the stairs and around again. i downloaded about 30 seconds in and put it straight onto loop as soon as it arrived in itunes. now it's off to the ipod and it will go with me wherever igo! thank you, thank you for sharing this joy - you have gladdened my heart xxx

the bear is really taken with it too x
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Cori Ander said 4909 days ago (January 15th, 2006)
awwww - i just love this plinky plunky stuff.
one of my premier goals for music making is to hit that tone that get you
dancing Caroline ... the last time must have been last summer because, if i
remember this right, you were then dancing in the garden together with, and
upon, the garden furniture

and i appreciate what a huge bonus it must be to have caused also the bear to
leg around ... would have loved to be there in the kitchen dancing around with
you guys ...
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Scorpjammer said 4909 days ago (January 15th, 2006)
Terrific Stuff!
Superb playing, Curry.

Thanks for breathing new life into an old tune.

Another keeper!

Scorp:)
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Cori Ander said 4908 days ago (January 15th, 2006)
Terrific Stuff!
And thank YOU Scorpjammer, for all your enduring support! I feel really
privileged to have MacJammer friends like you!
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jiguma said 4909 days ago (January 15th, 2006)
Great mixing :)
Curry, I love the way you have blended the three or four tracks on this
into one - incredible how you are able to play each separate track so
well (the bass, rhythm and lead all sound very professional) and then
combine them like this. Just joking!

Sometimes I listen to MJ tunes and think "I could play that if I practised
really hard" - I never think that when I hear one of yours. You have
such mastery of the guitar that I usually just sit slack-jawed listening
and then consider how much practice you must have done over the
years to reach this point. This is another delightful C.A. experience -
clean, character-filled playing so close to perfection, but with just
enough looseness that the soul of the piece (and the player) comes
through loud and clear. Love it!
Neil
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Cori Ander said 4908 days ago (January 15th, 2006)
Great mixing :)
Wow Neil ... sometimes I just don't know what to say ... hope it suffices to say
that I appreciate your appreciation a LOT! Am especially pleased that you digged
the "loosness" and felt the soul came through!

p.s. you had me for a while ... thought you were commenting another tune at
first :)
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said 4908 days ago (January 15th, 2006)
Hello.... this hits the spot!
Completely enjoyable. Bravo... crystal clear as if you were right here.
Curry, you capture the heart of this old tune perfectly. And your
guitar playing.... well, what is there left to say? Fav'd, DL'd, and....

Kudos.

Jack
Cori Ander said 4908 days ago (January 16th, 2006)
Hello.... this hits the spot!
Thank you Jack! Great to get support from my favourite electric guitarists, like
you!
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Mystified said 4908 days ago (January 15th, 2006)
Music to make me smile
This is so delightful, so carefree and joyful.
What a great piece of music, so well played!
Perfect to listen to after I've been working on a rather melancholy
composition of my own.

Thank you for this, Curry!

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Cori Ander said 4908 days ago (January 16th, 2006)
Music to make me smile
Thank you Mysti!
Cock-a-doodle-doo!


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J.A.Stewart said 4908 days ago (January 15th, 2006)
The UPside of Blues
Another terrific and interesting rendition of a piece from a genre too
long overlooked by so many.

And this little number playfully evokes the UPside of the blues.

As I've mentioned to thetiler, when I hear your fingerpicking (and his)
talents, I wish I would have applied myself more to this technique.

You make it sound so easy... and so fluent... when I know it requires a
great deal of dedication and practice.

Another great job, Curry. ;-)
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Cori Ander said 4908 days ago (January 16th, 2006)
The UPside of Blues
Nice to hear you people liking the tune. Personally I have no perspective since I
in some strange way am in love with most of the old 78:s I grew up with.

And for you Joe. Without turning away your supporting words (I eat them)
I would anyway like to say that it is easy to overlook ones own treassures. To
play such tasteful and soulful rock n' roll guitar as you do on your recordings ...
that is something to just dream of ... feels unattainable...


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aclarke said 4908 days ago (January 15th, 2006)
Now
You're just showing off ;)

Really, though- a tremendous work of art here. Not much more to add
other than to say thanks!
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Cori Ander said 4908 days ago (January 16th, 2006)
Now
Thanks a lot Adam!
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RickW said 4908 days ago (January 16th, 2006)
Which brain?
Hi Curry, I don't know one brain from another, but I do know what I like.
Listening to you play is always a profound pleasure for my heart. And,
your playing always soothes my brain--whichever brain that may be. :-)

God bless,

Rick

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Cori Ander said 4908 days ago (January 16th, 2006)
Which brain?
Thank you Rick! The way I know you you were probably listening with all four
chambers of heart!
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John Stebbe said 4908 days ago (January 16th, 2006)
Scott Joplin . . .
. . . would be tapping his toes to this one!

Excellent playing, wonderful sense of pulse, and very good production.

Is this all just one pass? Sounds like it could be two or three.
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alley-oop said 4908 days ago (January 16th, 2006)
Got the chops
Very impressive. I didn't notce any bass issues. You play rather cleanly. The recording intself was quite clean, no noticable unintended sounds, Great job!
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Stun Nutz said 4908 days ago (January 16th, 2006)
wonderful
enjoyable tune... well plucked, as usual!
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Cameron said 4908 days ago (January 16th, 2006)
another "feel-good" tune!
Your excellent guitar playing and equally great choice of musical material ALWAYS puts a smile on my face and a spring in my step!

This tune has a nice, upbeat jazzy triplet feel to it, like a fast walk.

The recording quality is very "live"-sounding, almost "hot". But it captures the realism of your playing very well; I hear all the little picks and slides as though my head was a few inches from your guitar.

Nice percussive slaps at the end! After the last note fades away, I hear some distortion.....

Great job as always -- performance and material.
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Cori Ander said 4908 days ago (January 16th, 2006)
another "feel-good" tune!
Happy to hear that the music made you smile Cameron!

Yes it is has a very livy feeling to it. Played it in an intermission while resting
between recordings (that were intended for The Noel Project).

Had no thought of posting it. And so yes, the noises are there; at the end as well
as all the other imperfections...


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Einarus said 4908 days ago (January 16th, 2006)
Fabulous
Absolutely great!
How you create sounds like that out of that six-string is beyond me...

So entertaining, so playful and so good.

I don't think there's anything more needed - nay - *possible* to say!

Great!
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Cori Ander said 4907 days ago (January 17th, 2006)
Fabulous
Thanks a lot Einarus! I am impressed because you're always sounding so healty
and happy, though you must have darker days up there than we have down
here.
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dreadmon said 4907 days ago (January 16th, 2006)
Big Grin
all over my face from this tune. You can hear the love within your fingers for this old favorite song of yours. I can almost hear the vinyl and the crackle of the needle as this song does its happy little dance. This is simply delightful and absolutely the big grin ending to my day. Thanks for sharing your sunshine, Cori Ander!

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Cori Ander said 4906 days ago (January 17th, 2006)
Big Grin
Wow, thank you Bing for reading the depths of the situation and the music. A
comment to remember!

Well, one thing I associate to the collection of 78 records, is sunshine! In my
memory the sun was allways shining on the parquet floor when I were sitting
there playing these record again and again. They were many, at least a hundred.
Could keep on for hours. Was around 4 to 6 years old. Time didn't exist.


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Daniel van dijk said 4907 days ago (January 17th, 2006)
jazz me blues
soft en smootly beween jazz and blues
Cori Ander said 4906 days ago (January 17th, 2006)
jazz me blues
Welcome to MacJams Daniel! and thanks for your comment!
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Macaudion said 4906 days ago (January 18th, 2006)
It's just the way it is...
...Is what my overwhelming thoughts are... Nice job Cori, I really
enjoyed this. LOL - The ending was fun too. I don't know why I want to
say that I was left feeling like I had just witnessed the normal state of
being who has a content enough, soul...

More like this one please - Dion
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daphna said 4905 days ago (January 18th, 2006)
Cori, this was
so delightful and relaxing, and I thank you for posting this little gem!
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gwood said 4905 days ago (January 19th, 2006)
great oldtime sound
hey I really like the sound of the whole thing...keep up the good work.
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ALANSD said 4905 days ago (January 19th, 2006)
Fine playing
very nice. Enjoyed the "if you will" - John Fahey style.
Komrade K said 4904 days ago (January 20th, 2006)
I was thinking John Fahey too!
Reminded me a bit of Old Fashioned Love (also reminded me that I
haven't listened to that for ages...) I love a bit of Ragtime guitar. Very
well played Curry - sheer panache.

KK
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rover101 said 4902 days ago (January 21st, 2006)
At last!
A guitar instrumental worthy of the name. Lovely.
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Sunbeam said 4902 days ago (January 22nd, 2006)
anna
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Scott Carmichael said 4833 days ago (March 31st, 2006)
wow is delicious
What a sound.... you could play like crap.... which you've chosen not to
do, and this would still sound great... I'm glad I came back to your
page tonight...all quality stuff... Your playing is excellent.. I will come
back here again... thank you

my hat is off to you Cori
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