from Oannes *
Ο Washboard Sam είναι ένα από τους αγαπημένους μου blues singer – songwriters. Το “φερώνυμο” κρουστό που χειριζόταν, διαδεδομένο στην εποχή του, είναι στην ουσία η ραβδωτή μεταλλική ράχη μιας συσκευής πλυσίματος-στο-χέρι. Ξεχασμένος σε μεγάλο βαθμό σήμερα, υπήρξε από τους δημοφιλέστερους bluesmen της σκηνής του Chicago στις δεκαετίες του ’30, ’40.
Washboard Sam is one of my favorite blues singer – songwriters. The percussion from which he took his name, much popular back in the day, is essentially the ribbed metal back of a cleaning device. Largely forgotten today, he was one of the prominent bluesmen of the Chicago scene in the 1930s, ’40s.
As always, I’m happy to hear your thoughts, however I’d highly recommend a direct dialogue with the …’source’ so please visit Oannes’ page where you can also listen to the song !
* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. • Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!