Sonny_Terry

Feb 3rd Class Notes

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“Midnight Special” – class song for listening

(artist?  Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonny_Terry

here is what i heard:

  • harmonica, bass rhythm guitar, snare with brushes, lead & accompanying vocals
  • blues riff but kinda country sounding (very clear, warm vocals)
  • live off the floor with three or four microphones (perhaps a harmonica mic/ vocals & guitar)
  • mono recording

homework:

  • 20 questions bout mic tech (mono) -look all the way back to 1877 to 1930
  • more recordings, critical listening assignment & blindfolded listening 25 min