Smithsonian Records 5232.
A talking blues typically consists of a repetitive guitar line utilizing a three chord progression which, although it is called a "blues", is not actually a twelve bar blues. The vocals are sung in a rhythmic, flat tone, very near to a speaking voice, and take the form of rhyming couplets. In 1958, the musician and folk music scholar John Greenway recorded an album collection called "Talking Blues" on the Folkways label. His compendium included 15 talking blues songs by Guthrie, Tom Glazer, and others, and was, according to the music historian Manfred Helfert, the "obvious source" for the many 1960s forays into the genre by Bob Dylan
John Greenway - obvious source of Bob Dylan's talking blues Manfred Helfert A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Bob Dylan John Greenway talking blues Talking Subway Talking Butcher Talking New York Original Talking Blues New Talking Blues lyrics, real media files. He wants to cu. Greenway's album even seems to have influenced Dylan as late as 1965. DOWNLOAD & LISTEN (Real Media, 548 KB).
Talking Guitar Blues song from the album Talking Blues is released on Jan 1958. The duration of song is 02:42. This song is sung by John Greenway.
John Greenway (1919–1991) was born Johannes Groeneweg in Liverpool, England. He was a noted author, singer and scholar who focused on American folk songs of protest. Other popular works by Greenway include The Inevitable Americans (1964) and Literature Among the Primitives (1964). This book was one time a Book of the Month Club selection
John Greenway (1919–1991) was born Johannes Groeneweg in Liverpool, England. Contents Discography. 1958: Talking Blues, Folkways Records. 1960: Australian Folksongs And Ballads, Folkways Records (FW 8718). 1961: The Cat Came Back And Other Fun Songs, al (13011).