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Daddy Stovepipe first recorded in 1924 aged 60. He’s in AMERICA’S Gift



Here’s more of the AMERICA’S Gift index. THE UNTOLD STORY OF HOW BLUES EVOLVED. OUT NOW!

D starts with Daddy Stovepipe, possibly the earliest blues performer ever known? Born in Mobile, Alabama, in 1867, Daddy entered the world just two years after the end of the American Civil War.

So the sound of old Daddy Stovepipe on the YouTube link below is about as close to the authentic sound of early blues you’ve likely to get. (Just ignore the visuals.) The old boy didn’t even start recording until he was 60. Makes Lead Belly seem like a mere babe, doesn’t it.

America's Gift Book Cover-4You can see the full AMERICA’s Gift index when you preview the book on the Amazon link below.

Here, then, headed by Daddy Stovepipe, is just a fraction (3/26ths, actually) of what features in the forthcoming book, AMERICA’s Gift.

Daddy Stovepipe: Pages 169, 238,
248-249, 250-251, 270.

Dallas, Texas: 172.
Dallas Blues: 189-190, 193, 201.
Dallas String Band: 351.
Dangerous Blues: 216.
Darin, Bobby: 343.
Darktown Strutters’ Ball: 291.
Dat Mouth Organ Coon: 248.
Davenport, Cow Cow: 309.
David, Larry: 81.
Davies, Cyril: 358.
Davis: Blind John: 340-341, 357.
Davis: Reverend Blind Gary: 252, 263.
Dear Heart! What a
Terrible Life I am Led: 28.
Decca Records: 242, 272, 275, 297-298, 302-303, 315, 343.
The Delta Cats. Ike Turner’s band in disguise. Meet them in the book

De Coon Dat Had De Razor: 109.

Deep Ellum, Texas: 264.
Deep Sea Blues: 312.
Deep
Second Street Blues: 258.
Defreitas, Pete: 283.
Delirium tremors (DTs): 13.
Delmark Records: 304.
Dellow, Nick (jazz writer): 154, 160.
Delta Blues: 133, 149, 161-162, 165, 180, 199, 263, 267-268, 273, 277-280, 303, 333.
Delta Blues website: 280.
Delta Cats, Jackie Brenston and his: 363.
Demythologizing
the Blues: 279.
Denmark: 336.
Denslow, Robin: 360.
Great Depression: 234, 265, 268-275, 277, 289, 298, 332, 334, 347.
Depression Blues: 271.
Derek and the Dominoes: 355.
Detroit, Michigan: 109, 301, 311, 366.

A Derek & the Dominoes album. They’re in the book
Dibdin, Charles: 27-31.
Diddley, Bo: 21.
Diddley bow: 21.
Diff’rent Strokes: 81.
Dinah Rose: 59.
Dire Straits: 362.
Diouf, Sylvianne: 20-21.
Dipper Mouth Blues: 298.
Dixie (I Wish I Was In): 93, 96, 207, 227.
Dixieland: 291.
Dixie Park, Memphis: 231, 325.
Dixon, George Washington: 59-62, 64, 66.
Dixon, Willie: 27, 252, 270, 314, 318, 332-333, 362.
Dobro: 286, 289.
Dodds, Johnny: 332.
Dodds, Julia: 277.

Dockery Plantation, Mississippi: 162, 267, 273, 277-278.

Dockery, Will: 162, 273.

This late 19th century blues starting point also features
Document Records: 260.
Done Sold My Soul To The Devil: 279.
Donegan, Lonnie: 53, 333, 336, 361-362.
Donegan, Tony: 336, 361.
Don Quixote: 29.
Doors, The: 282.
Doo-wop: 210.
Dopyera, John: 285-286.
Dopyera, Louis: 286.
Dorman, Professor James M: 108, 111.
Dorsey, Thomas: 263, 267, 297, 299, 309, 311-312, 352.
Dorsey, Tommy: 269, 340, 348.
Douglas, Kid: 313.

Down Hearted Blues composer Alberta Hunter

Douglass, Frederick: 99.

Douglass, Joseph: 171.
Downbeat magazine: 278, 319-320, 324.
Down Hearted
Blues: 227-228.
Down Home Blues: 225-226.
Dreer, Ferdinand J. collection, Historical
Society of Pennsylvania, USA:  47.
Drifters (singing group): 343.
Dublin: 27, 77.
Dunbar, Paul Laurence: 111.
Dunn, Blind Willie: 258, 330.
Dunn, Bob: 290-292, 344.
Dupree Blues: 244.
Dupree, Champion Jack: 312, 358.
Dupree, William Thomas: 312.
Dupree, Reese: 244-245, 247.
Durham, Eddie: 286-295, 334, 341, 344, 349.
durhamjazz.com: 287.
Durham, Joe: 286.
Dusen, Frankie: 157.
Dust My Broom: 96, 275, 281.
Dutch: 16-18, 22.
Dylan, Bob: 169, 268, 318, 343.
Earl MacDonald’s Original Louisville Jug Band: 231.
Early Jazz: Its Roots and Musical Development: 117.
Earp, Wyatt: 133.
What are Echo & the Bunnymen doing in a blues book? You’ll have to find out

Eastern ragtime: 131.

Easton, Amos
(Bumble Bee Slim): 298.
Easton Blues: 176.
Egypt: 15, 20.
Echo & the Bunnymen: 283.
eddielang.com: 258.
Edison (record label): 258, 327.
Edison, Thomas: 127.
Edwards, Richey: 283.
Edwards, Sumner ‘King’: 210.
E.H. Crump Blues: 183.
Effie and Charles Tyus: 239.
elijahwald.com: 269.
Ellington, Duke: 156, 199, 225, 245, 274, 294, 327, 330, 336, 347.
Elliott, Rambling Jack: 358.
Emerson (record label): 327.
Emmett, Dan: 99.
Encyclopaedia of African Music: 67.
What has England to do with the blues? Much more than you think

England: 11, 13, 16-17, 27, 29-30, 32, 39, 45-46, 61, 76-78, 83, 91, 105, 116, 168, 209-210, 217, 254, 278, 312, 329, 347, 349, 358.

English: 5, 11-13, 16-18, 22-23, 25-29, 31, 38, 41, 44, 61, 66, 68-69, 74, 79-81, 87, 91-92, 96-97, 108, 253, 276, 289, 333, 249, 358.
Englishman/men: 7, 32, 56-57, 91, 275.
English Opera House (London): 39.
Epstein, Dena J: 21.
Eric Clapton and the Powerhouse: 277.
Erskine, Charles: 95.
Ertegun, Ahmet: 309.
Escaping The Delta: 257, 277.
Estes, Sleepy John: 275, 298, 317.
Ethiopian dance: 25.
Ethiopian delineators/delineating: 25-26, 40-41, 44, 46-47, 49, 51, 57, 59-60, 65-68, 77, 87, 98-99, 361.
Ethiopian Harmonists: 77.
Ethiopian Minstrels: 77.
Ethiopian music/ditties/melodies/songs: 25-26, 59, 75, 82-83, 86-87, 105, 107, 115, 123.
Ethiopian opera: 25, 59.
Ethiopian Serenaders: 74-78, 81, 85, 102.

This group even performed at the White House. It’s all in the book
Europe, James Reece: 202, 209.
Evans, Dr. David: 133, 136, 149, 163, 267, 279.
Ever Lovin’ Blues: 216.
Everybody’s Blues: 215.
Everybody’s Got The Blues: 239.
Every Day Blues (Yo-Yo Blues): 288.
Every Day I Have The Blues: 313.
Exploring Early Jazz (book):133.
Falling Rain (song): 255.
Farewell Ladies: 81.
Fare Thee Honey, Fare Thee Well: 191.
Ferera, Palakiko or Frank: 235.
Farrell, Bob: 58, 60.
Fast Texan (piano music): 13.
The Father of the Delta Blues. But who taught Charlie Patton? It’s in the book

Father of the American Band: 92.

Father of American Minstrelsy: 51.

Father of American Music: 86.
Father of Black Gospel Music: 311, 352.
Father of the Blues: 138, 179, 180, 186, 203.
Father of the Delta Blues: 133, 149.
Father of the Blues Harp: 317.
Father of the Jazz Guitar: 257.
Father of the Jazz Violin: 259.
Father of the Memphis Blues Guitar: 266.
Father of Modern Chicago Blues: 302.
Father of Negro Songs in America: 30.
Father of Ragtime: 122.
Father of Texas Blues: 265.
Faust/Faustian: 278.
Fearless Frontiersman (skit character): 35.
Federal Street Theatre, Boston: 30.
Female American Serenaders: 77.
Ferdinand J. Dreer collection, Historical
Society of Pennsylvania, USA:  47.
Ferera, Frank/Palakiko: 235.
Fernandez, Mildred and her Syncopated Syncopators: 216.

Father of the Texas Blues, Blind Lemon, features strongly
FI magazine: 290.
Fisk University: 71.
Fisk Jubilee Singers: 71-72.
Fisher, Miss Floyd (Baby): 194-195.
Fitzgerald, Ella: 199, 343.
Five Jazz Bell Hops: 217.
Fixin’ To Die Blues: 318.
Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green’s: 96, 362.
Florence, Alabama: 179, 301.
Florida: 18, 115, 165, 175, 184-185, 246, 266, 316, 320.
Floyd’s Guitar Blues: 344.
Flushing, Netherlands: 17.
Fogerty, Judge: 157.
Folk opera: 151.
Fontaine, Eddie: 343.
Fontenot,
Kevin S: 168-169.
Ford, Emile: 210.
Fort Whipple Dramatic Association,
Prescott, Arizona: 103.
Foster, Stephen: 82-83, 86.
A lot of early blues were classed as fox trots. It’s all in AMERICA’S Gift

Foster’s Ethiopian Melodies (songbook):
82.

Fox Trot: 157, 315.

France/French: 16-18, 20, 23-24, 26, 46, 66, 68, 79, 94, 97, 106, 202, 210-211, 240, 254, 259, 278, 298, 339, 351, 357.
Francis, Connie: 343.
Frankie and Johnny: 94.
Franklin, Aretha: 312.
Franklin, Benjamin: 12.
Franklin, Tennessee: 143.
Free (band): 167.
Freed, Alan: 357.
French-Canadian: 97.
French-Senegalise: 20
French West Indies: 66.
Fresh Corn Meal (song): 65.
From Cakewalks to Concert Halls: An
Illustrated History of African-American Popular Music From 1895 to 1930: 241.
Frosty Morning Blues: 233.
Fugue in G Minor: 344.
Fuller, Blind Boy: 352.
Funky Butt (song): 157-158.
Funky Butt Ballroom: 157-158.

“Great. So many stories, some sad, some real history. Nice post.” Shelton James, USA, (@sheltonjames360) 9 December 2015. 
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