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What the blazes is this music?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Foghat, 11 Dec 2007.

  1. Foghat

    Foghat Veteran

    Greetings, music lovers! :tongue:

    Is anyone able to help me identify the artist and piece of music that I've added to this photo from a wholly unrelated kayaking trip? It's been driving me nuts for years!......I know there's a number of well qualified musos here, so maybe, finally, after recording it off the television in the late 1980s, I'll find out what it is.

    Extra points for anyone who can identify the kayaking venue (not easy, I know). :angry:
     
  2. dangerousjules

    dangerousjules New Member

    not sure but has a hint of 'deliverence' about it!
     
  3. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    It sounds like Woodie Guthrie, but that's a complete stab in the dark.
     
  4. Speicher

    Speicher Vice Admiral

    Look again at the Photo, scroll down a bit, someone thinks that they have identified it for you, or did you not agree with their suggestion.
     
  5. Canrider

    Canrider Guru

    Venue looks (to me) like the Inside Passage on the BC coast. But that's me. I agree it's Sunflower River Blues, but if you recorded it off the TV in the 1980s I don't think you'll have much luck tying down to a particular artist!
    edit: I take it back, could it be that Sal Guitarez(sp?) video from 1984 that's on YouTube?
     
  6. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Sounds like 'Sunflower River Blues' composed and played in Open C (CGCGCE) by John Fahey to me. I could be wrong though. ;)
     
  7. Speicher

    Speicher Vice Admiral

    How could you say such a thing - that really takes the biscuit;):tongue::biggrin:
    I know exactly where you found that out!:smile: Please notice that I politely pointed Foghat in the right direction xx(;) on my reply.
     
  8. Canrider

    Canrider Guru

    Mm, except in the late 80s Fahey was suffering from Epstein-Barr and alcoholism. He pulled his life back together in the mid 90s and then died in 2001. (Man, wiki can really come through for you sometimes.. ;) )
     
  9. Foghat

    Foghat Veteran

    Fantastic! I knew youtubing it, and linking to the clip here, would yield success. This has confounded me for nearly 20 years!!

    Speicher - I've only just read the answer on youtube, but a quick listen on Amazon.com reveals that it is indeed 'Sunflower River Blues', and judging from the sound of it, the very same version/recording as the one I lifted off the television.

    Marvellous! ;)
     
  10. Foghat

    Foghat Veteran

    Good effort, Canrider. It is BC, but not coastal. Cracking trip it was. ;)
     
  11. Canrider

    Canrider Guru

    This is going to bug me now... ;)
     
  12. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    What the blazes are you suggesting Speicha'? :biggrin::tongue: