Larry Darnell, where you been all my life?
Mon Nov 1 15:54:09 EST 2004
Larry Darnell (Leo Edward Donald) was actually born in Columbus, OH, but he made his way to New Orleans as a teenager. He returned to Columbus after his glory days and died here in the late '80's, where his grave sits, unmarked. He was awarded induction to the Musicians HOF in Columbus and no relatives stepped forward to accept on his behalf. I know that he was briefly married to Annie Laurie and lived in New York City during the late '50's/early '60's. There's a bootleg "Best of.." CD that I bought on eBay fairly recently.
The spoken word B-side on "I'll Get Along Somehow" is very similar to what Bobby Marchan recorded a few years later on "There is Something on Your Mind."
Larry Darnell is not nearly downhome enough for Waterman. ;)
On Sun, 31 Oct 2004 03:31:14 -0800, Blue Stew <email@example.com> wrote:
> While listening to a radio program called "Blues Before Sunrise" last
> night, I heard this cat for the fist time (1st time that I know of
> He was wailing in a style not unlike Wynonie Harris. Although not
> quite the blues belter as Wynonie or Big Joe T., I love his stuff.
> Tight rhythm sec, big horn arrangements and such.
> This one must have slipped by me while I was in my "Marty Robbins"
> phase. I go crazy for a good "dying cowboy" song ya know!
> Strange but, I don't recall his name ever being mentioned around here.
> I guess I'll swing over to Amazon.com and search. Or...maybe I'll
> get CB'91 to burn me a copy of his "Box Set...I'm sure he's got it!!
> JUST KIDDING! Don't even start...
> Anyway, if anyone has any dirt interesting stories about the man
> (Waterman?) spill it!
> ps, I wonder what prison Larry attended?
> NOTE: For you "sensative little souls"...that's only a piece of Blue
> Stew humor...no need for another lecture on how rude, crude, offensive
> and insensative I am. I already know but I've got a bad reputation to
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