Old World Ditties

good old tunes and original songs in the spirit of the times

Singing the old blues: Saint Louis sessions

Photo by Thomas Callahan

Photo by Thomas Callahan

Photo by Thomas Callahan

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Songs 1,4 & 5 were written, originally performed and recorded by Charley Patton; 2,3 by Blind Willie Mc Tell; 6 to 12 by leadbelly

Posted Monday, November 15, 2010 in Old World Ditties | 4 responses

You’re a Free Bird

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Recorded in New York at Ground Control Studio by Murray Trider. With Sim Cain on drums.
Produced by Murray Trider, Diako Diakoff and Geoffray Barbier. Special Thanks to John Bosch .

Posted Tuesday, June 29, 2010 in Old World Ditties | Add a comment

Rock Island Line

This song was originally written, performed and recorded by Leadbelly (Huddie Ledbetter) in the early 1940’s.
Video shot by Ania, in Brooklyn, NY.

Posted Sunday, June 27, 2010 in Old World Ditties | 1 comment

Boot That Thing

Song originally written, performed and recorded by Roosevelt Sykes (1929).
Video shot by Ania, in Brooklyn, NY.

Posted Wednesday, June 23, 2010 in Old World Ditties | Add a comment

Hey Pepita!

This song was written for a very beautiful girl who had to work a few jobs to get by.
She was not happy about it.
My job was to make her forget all about that part of her life.
Best job in the world I think, when you don’t have a penny and must rely on magic alone to work things out.
One evening, as we were walking on the beach, I picked up a towel left behind on an armchair.
It had the embroidery of a fancy hotel on it.
I threw the towel across my shoulder and we quietly strolled toward the hotel’s outdoor jacuzzi.

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Posted Friday, May 14, 2010 in Old World Ditties | 3 responses