Re: [Harp-L] King Biscuit Boy and tongue blockin'
Thanx Rob, I didn't know what had happened to Richard Newell, but I kind of
figured that he had to have passed away or I would have heard more about him
over the years.
I wish I could get this slow a*& computer to work on the Myspace
links so I could hear that tribute to King Biscuit Boy. I couldn't get it to work
for my buddy Charlie Crowe's solo stuff, so I would imagine I'll have
problems with yours too. I'm gonna try it anyway. If I can get it to play I know it
will make me want to practice more. Every time I hear you I think I need to
practice more. LOL
Rip it up in Japan!!!
In a message dated 4/1/2007 6:55:30 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
I too am a BIG fan of the LATE Richard Newell from Toronto, he had tons
o' soul.....I also use both TB & Pucker and agree BOTH is the way to go!
If you go to my MYSPACE you'll hear my tribute to King Biscuit Boy it's HIS
version of the old Johnny Jones Classic: "Hoy, Hoy, Hoy" as played by my
band The Hudson River Rats....
Ps...a few weeks ago I was talking to Allen Toussaint in NY at one of my
gigs and he told me some cool stories from the Biscuit Boy in New Orleans
sessions many moons ago....he said Newell insisted on going out to find a
real CHEAPO mic to get his desired sound on that record and so he DID!
On 4/1/07 6:43 AM, "BiscuitBoy714@xxxxxxx" <BiscuitBoy714@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> YES!! Yes!!! yeS!!!! I haven't heard any King Biscuit Boy since
> probably 1979. Can anybody give me any history on Richard Newell, is he
> alive and rippin'? His album Good Un's helped me learn. I played around
> album after that one, (it had "Hand Jive" on it using a chromatic I think,
> 'least that's how I played it), but that one in the burlap bag helped me
> time. I think maybe it was the first time I ever tongue blocked, which by
> the way I've been meaning to say something about. I keep seeing posts about
> using either tongue blocking or the pucker style and which one is best. Why
> use both? That's what I do, whichever technique gets the job done easiest
> the one I use. I don't bend using the tongue block method 'cause it's so
> easier for me to bend with the pucker thing, but there are just some
> that I play on the harp that have to be tongue blocked. OOOhhh yea, I use
> BiscuitBoy name because it is steeped in so much tradition concerning the
> blues, but I am in no way the King
> Proudly......BiscuitBoy Blues
> In a message dated 3/31/2007 9:18:22 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> mktspot@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
> Available as an import I was pleased to obtain a copy of this Richard
> Newell recording. Backed by the Meters and produced by the
> extraordinarily talented Allen Toussaint I love this album for its
> groove. Overstock.com has 5 more copies. Amazon has one and I think
> there are one or 2 on Gemm. Overstock's shipping and lowest price make
> them the best deal. I'd been looking for this recording on Cd for a
> long time and I happily tripped over it sideways in a tangent search.
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