W.D. Dailey | Fingerpickin' Blues from the Hills of West Virginia

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Fingerpickin' Blues from the Hills of West Virginia

by W.D. Dailey

A solo acoustic performance for traditional lovers of piedmont and delta blues with lots of slide guitar and a song on a "one string" diddley bow.
Genre: Blues: Acoustic Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Soft Tail Woman / Hard Tail Man
3:19 $0.99
2. Traveling Riverside Blues
3:02 $0.99
3. Rattlesnakin' Daddy
2:21 $0.99
4. Bootlegger Blues
2:49 $0.99
5. I Believe I'll Dust My Broom
4:06 $0.99
6. Come On In My Kitchen (played on a one string diddley bow)
3:48 $0.99
7. That Mean Ol' Train
3:30 $0.99
8. Big Leg Woman Blues
2:20 $0.99
9. Black Snake Moan
2:12 $0.99
10. Mama's Blues
3:27 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Blues is a Very Old Style of Music.

Henry Thomas recorded "The Fishin' Blues" in the
1920's and recalled singing this song in medicine
shows when he was a young boy in the 1880's.

I first heard Mance Lipscomb playing in the blues
revival of the 1960's and wondered how one man on
a guitar could make so much music. I started
listening to earlier recordings of the blues from
the 1920's and 1930's and discovered many amazing
styles of playing from the gentle piedmont guitar
sounds of Mississippi John Hurt to the harsh and
sassy sounds of Son House playing delta blues.

I always thought of John Jackson as the last of the
great solo style blues players. In 1987 I heard that
John was teaching blues guitar in a summer program
at Davis/Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia
called "Augusta". I met John that summer and became
a student of his for the next 3 summers. John and I
became good friends and I returned to visit him
every summer for the next 15 years. I was a
silver/goldsmith by trade and made John's slides for
him over the years. John passed away in 2002.

This CD is a variety of blues styles that I have
picked up over the years and includes a song on a
homemade "one string" diddley bow!

Hope you like! W.D.Dailey



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Hits the blue nail square on the head!
Traditional Folk/Blues is alive and WELL thanks to WD Dailey. Keep pluckin' and have fun doin' it! Sounds that way to me at the least. From an Old School Blues afficiando.

Michel Chesnais France

Un formidable CD
Un trés bon interprete et un fabuleux virtuose !
Buy it, it's great !


Blues for the Soul!
What fantastic guitar playing.
Loved the Slide guitar,and the song and lesson on the Diddley Bow.Love the style of the acoustic Blues.
The rendition of the Robert Johnson songs awesome.
A great traditional Blues CD.Recommend "Go buy it"
Fantastic all the artists who are donating to The Red Cross.

Karl Sui Juris A.

Wild Bill Blues & Finger Pickin Blues
This is the KILLER, the Blues at it's Best. The Story telling is the blues. Buy these CD's. W.B. Dailey is Great

Chuck Alkire

I enjoyed listening and learning how to play slide blues.
I found the cd not only entertaining but informative. I am a new dopro-slide blues guitarist. This cd, although way beyond my ability, provided me ideas and style that I can begin to integrate in my style as I develop. I am also a born West Virginian-Petersburg in Grant County, now living in the beautiful state of Alaska.