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Voice Throwin' Blues
January 12, 2010 5:24 PM   Subscribe

Voice Throwin' Blues: On June 14, 1929 in Richmond, Indiana, Walter "Buddy Boy" Hawkins recorded the first, best and possibly only ventriloquist blues song.
posted by neroli (7 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
the best and possibly only
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posted by deric at 5:36 PM on January 12, 2010


Boy! Placing the mic for that second voice must have been a bitch.
posted by carping demon at 5:43 PM on January 12, 2010


My puppet is posting this comment while I drink a glass of water.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 5:54 PM on January 12, 2010 [2 favorites]


Boy! Placing the mic for that second voice must have been a bitch.

Nah, the engineers in those days were top notch. Not like these lazy bastards today with their fancy-dancy digital trickery! You know, they also knew just where to place the mic to get the Devil's voice when he met Robert Johnson at the crossroads. Give me the old school any day!

Thanks for the post, neroli
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:17 PM on January 12, 2010


Here it is, almost eight years later, and I still remember this old Metafilter post on ventriloquist dummies by MiguelCardoso. Some things just stick in your head, brrrrr....
posted by Faze at 6:18 PM on January 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


I have many fond memories of Richmond, Indiana.
posted by sciurus at 6:21 PM on January 12, 2010


So do I, sciurus!

Oh wait, that's where I am now.
posted by Michael Roberts at 2:51 PM on January 13, 2010


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