Thursday, October 3, 2013

Sidney Maiden - "Hand Me Down Baby"

Here's a blues harp stomper that is from a split 45 that has THIS on the other side.
Born in Mansfield, LA in 1923, singer and harmonica blower Sidney Maiden made his mark on the blues with the classic "Eclipse of the Sun." In the '40s, Maiden moved to California where he first met guitarist K.C. Douglas. They bonded immediately since they both had a purist attitude towards rural blues and didn't compromise that style of playing once they left the south. They played clubs on the West Coast, and recorded "Eclipse of the Sun" in 1948 for the Down Town label run by Bob Geddins. It would be the first and only hit for Maiden.

# rec. 1957 in Los Angeles; Sidney Maiden voc, hca; p; Slim Green, g; Al Simmons, dr

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