Thursday, September 01, 2005

Abner Jay !

The ultimate one-man-band wild man from the 1920-1960s Abner Jay was the most unusual music talent the world has ever seen and a true southerner.
There is a long line of social and musical experience which constitutes Jay´s tradition: blacks' domestic entertainment inspiring white imitations; in turn stimulating composed, sheet-music idioms for middle-class and professional performance, which then animated younger generations of black musicians.
For forty two years Jay worked as a unique one man band where he played electric banjo and swamp guitar, drums, harmonica, and sang at the same time.
Abner Jay was the first of the original black musicians and played the only electric six string banjo you'll ever hear.
A true hero !

Abner Jay - Woke Up This Morning

Abner Jay - Bring It When You Come

Abner Jay - I'm So Depressed


Blogger guapo said...

It`s rather odd!

9:47 PM  
Blogger Tuwa said...

These are awesome. Unfortunately, I bought the One-Man Band CD and they're far and away the best three on it. Ah well ... take gems where you can find them, right?

5:40 AM  
Blogger TONY 吴小虎 said...

Abner Jay is really groovy. I have a few songs posted on

By the way, I'm looking for someone to help write guest blog entries about interesting audio for the site. Anyone interested?

4:42 AM  
Blogger latadezinc said...

love it!

12:08 PM  

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