Saturday, November 14

Buddy' Moss (January 16, 1914 – October 19, 1984)

"Eugene 'Buddy' Moss (January 16, 1914 – October 19, 1984) was, in the estimation of many blues scholars, one of the two most influential East Coast blues guitarists to record in the period between Blind Blake's final sessions in 1932 and Blind Boy Fuller's debut in 1935 (the other being Josh White). A younger contemporary of Blind Willie McTell, Curley Weaver and Barbecue Bob, Moss was part of a coterie of Atlanta bluesmen, and among the few of his era who had been involved in the blues revival of the 1960s and 1970s. A guitarist of uncommon skill and dexterity with a strong voice, he began as a musical disciple of Blind Blake, and may well have served as an influence on the later Piedmont-style guitarist Blind Boy Fuller. Although his career was halted in 1935 by a six-year jail term, and then by the Second World War, Moss lived long enough to be rediscovered in the 1960s, when he revealed his talent had persevered throughout the years. ..."
Jas Obrecht Music Archive (Video)
American Music
YouTube: Buddy Moss Recorded Works (1933-41) In Chronological Order, Rediscovery, Going To Your Funeral In A Vee Eight Ford, Four Songs From 1963: "Untitled Instrumental No 1", "Hey Lawdy Mamma", "In The Evening" and "A Thousand Women Blues"