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    Joe Bussard Dies

    Joe Bussard, the cantankerous old collector of 78s and star of the movie "Desperate Man Blues," has passed away. He was 86 years old.

    He was a cranky old buzzard, but funny as hell. The 2002 collection "Down In The Basement" is an odd collection of weird and wonderful old 78s. The world needs characters.



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    He rescued many many recordings from near-certain oblivion.

    I saw him speak once.
    Steve F.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    The beginning, 00:05-00:15, is very similar to the riff in first half minute of this Staggerwing tune by Knopfler/Harris. And Johnny Cash had his train rhythms but he came much later than the 30s.
    https://youtu.be/VCSTlTA4iYc

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    His enthusiasm was infectious and his knowledge of pre-war music was astonishing. RIP you ornery old goat!
    I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down.'- Bob Newhart

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