hard life

posted on facebook, from our friend Bill Boston, in Berlin

Moving on, but still hunkering down in the early 1970s, put on one of my favorites by Rhode Island’s own Paul Geremia. “Hard Life Rockin’ Chair“, released in 1973 features Paul on guitar, harmonica and vocals and, typical of his recordings and performances, is a blend of vintage blues (Blind Blake, Buddy Woods, Jelly Roll Morton, Big Bill Broonzy) and his own singer-songwriter compositions. Intricate guitar phrasings, seeped in the blues, and clear, often tender, sensitive vocals. Oh, and for the audiophiles: my copy is the red-vinyl version on Adelphi Records, vinyl is very strong VG++, cover has words Promo Copy written in green felt pen. Not sure if that means it’s an authentic promotional copy or some joker thought he could get more money for the record that way. Plays like new and that’s what counts. Want to hear what the early 70s sounded like? Give this record a listen.

(paul on facebook)


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