Some of These Days

from by Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons

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Adapted from Charlie Patton's interpretation of this 1920's jazz standard.


This was a well-established pop number by the time Charlie Patton recorded his interpretation in 1927. Search for the song's title on Youtube and you can hear it performed by Sophie Tucker, Ethel Waters, Bing Crosby, Cab Calloway, The Mills Brothers, and Fletcher Henderson.

Here is Patton's version:

In our interpretation, we imitated the way Patton's recording slowly speeds up, but we kicked it off at an even slower tempo. The choice to use hamboning was in reference to the fact that Patton creates all sorts of complex rhythms by patting his feet and tapping the guitar.

One of the finest, concise pieces on Patton can be read on Elijah Wald's website:


from Take Yo Time, released November 14, 2014
Joe Seamons - banjo, vocals
Ben Hunter - hamboning (body percussion)




Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons Seattle, Washington

This album is part of our musical project, The Rhapsody Program, the goal of which is to strengthen communities through song and spread the gospel of folk and blues music.

Rhapsody is the integration of performance and teaching through public events & school workshops designed to facilitate cross-generational, cross-cultural interactions through the medium of music.
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