Ze Frank used the Joy Drops recording of “French Blues” for one of his comic masterworks, Why The Republicans Have No Heart (And Democrats Have No Balls).
I can sweat for months over a video performance and not get 500 plays, and this has nearly 50,000 plays so far. Sweet deal.
I’m obsessing on a blues mandolin-banjo player named Charlie McCoy. Here are three tunes of his from Archive.org.
Charlie McCoy and Bo Chatman – Corrina Corrina
Charlie McCoy – Baltimore Blues
Papa Charlie – Coal Man Blues (misattributed as “Jackson” instead of “McCoy”)
My recording of Frog in the Well was used in an ad for a farm tour in Culpeper, VA.
Making music has a narcissistic side. I’m happy to have my playing be useful.