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Saturday, May 06, 2023

Saturday Music Post - San Francisco Bay Blues

Jesse Fuller, the great one man band of the Bay Area, wrote and recorded San Francisco Bay Blues in the 1950s, playing 12-string guitar, harmonica, bass drum, high-hat cymbal, "fotdella," and kazoo. Peter, Paul, and Mary famously covered it in 1965, keeping only the kazoo in their live appearances (but not on the record). Fuller's "fotdella" was a six-string bass of his own devising, played with foot pedals.

The clips are posted on The Faculty Lounge.

Posted by Steve Lubet on May 6, 2023 at 05:47 AM | Permalink


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