I found that song on youtube, which, I admit, isn't a rigorous reference source. However, this song is shown under Johnson's discography on redhotjazz.com: Paramount 12700-B, 9/1928.
You can hear it there or at youtube, which is easier for me as I don't have 'Real" set up.
Cannon did play the five string, and he at times used a knife as a slide, as on "Poor Boy, Long Way From Home.".
From: Patrice Champarou <patrice.champarou@...
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2009 6:17:17 PM
Subject: Re: [RedHotJazz] Blues Banjo
> While a lot of Cannon's recording are not really blues, his "Springdale
> is, as is Jackson's "Good Doing Papa Blues."
I am afraid there is some confusion, since as far as I know Charlie Jackson
never recorded that number. It is the title of an unissued recording by
Isaiah Nettles a.k.a. the Mississippi Moaner, which - obviously - no-one has
The songs performed by Papa Charlie on guitar are the following :
Texas blues (1925)
Jackson's Blues (1926)
Up The Way Bound (1926)
but to be honest, according to B&GR there was every time another take which
he accompanied on his usual 6-string banjo. Which I'll enjoy checking
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