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Post  ISN on Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:44 am

oh, my......sweet jesus

that is fukking amazing.....

that is mind-blowing

I'm at 4:34 - I just wanted to say that that is incredible........

thank you SJ Smile

I don't think I've ever seen a music post like that on here - often I don't bother looking at them.......
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Post  ISN on Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:50 am

sorry - I'm not much of a musico........a bit ignorant.......

it's great that our first music post is so effin excellent........

thanks senorita juanita.......Smile
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Post  ISN on Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:17 am

senorita juanita - didn't get a chance to watch the segundo video - hopefully tomorrow......but I'm pretty convinced it will be good.......

goodnight sorry joker - hehehehe

thanks SJ Smile

you really are a hero........ I love you

but it's 4:15 am........and I'm beat
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Post  Guest on Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:19 am

I think this is great.


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Post  felix on Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:02 pm

^ Very nice! cat

Here's Fenton Robinson with his original 1967 version - http://www.we7.com/song/Fenton-Robinson/Somebody-Loan-Me-A-Dime?m=0

He wasn't just 'some old blues guy', so it's a shame that, apparently, Scaggs or his people didn't give him composer credit. But that doesn't detract from the quality of Scaggs's record.
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Post  Guest on Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:03 pm

Thanks felix. The link wouldn't work but I found a live version of Robinson's. It's excellent. I grew up listening to Boz Scaggs' version, and I still love it. Smile

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Post  pinhedz on Tue May 03, 2011 9:54 am

There's the blues, then there's the low-down achin'-hearted blues, but you better hope you never get the blues this bad:

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:15 am

The blues--low down achin' hearted, the deep dark indigo blues:

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:30 pm

ISN wrote:oh, my......sweet jesus

that is fukking amazing.....

that is mind-blowing

I'm at 4:34 - I just wanted to say that that is incredible........

thank you SJ Smile

I don't think I've ever seen a music post like that on here - often I don't bother looking at them.......
Obviously a keeper--we have to repost it.

Does anyone remember what it was? Question
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Post  pinhedz on Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:58 am

Little known fact--Muddy Waters made up the song "She's 16 Years Old" about Tracy Nelson when she was in a bar where he was playing.

If the manager had-a known who Muddy was singing about, he might have ejected her for being under age.

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Post  felix on Mon Jun 13, 2011 4:53 am

Mr Morganfield was notoriously dyslexic, and mildly numerically challenged - the song came out as:



Hence, no bar management/under-aged staff problem.

Nice one, Uncle Mud! cat

EDIT: By crikey! Muddy's mojo was still working overtime that late in life. Ta for the nudge googleward, pinz, loved that vid. afro
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Post  pinhedz on Mon Jun 13, 2011 6:39 am

She was a ripe old 19? She didn't hardly even look 16.



And for those of you that are of the UK persuasion--be advised that the legal drinking age in the US is 21.
LaRue can't drink (legally) on our side of the pond. bounce

True story--Muddy was introduced to Tracy at the bar between sets, the last thing he was told was "She's only 19-years old, so don't let on." Then Muddy went onto the stage and sang the song.
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Post  pinhedz on Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:45 pm

This won't ever happen again:

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Post  felix on Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:31 am

Well hello, Dolly! Have you met my mates, the Fendermen?

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Post  pinhedz on Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:34 pm

Maria Muldaur before she was Maria Muldaur (she did marry after all):

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:23 am

I like the way this Norwegian bachelor farmer does this as if it doesn't take any effort.

And he looks almost the same as he looked 50 years ago. Shocked

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Post  felix on Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:19 am



"Whiskey Headed Woman", recorded at Tommy McClennan's first session in 1939, and one of his most powerful songs. Another song he recorded at the first session was "Bottle Up And Go." One verse, about a card game between a black man and a white man, twice uses the word "nigger," an epithet that was common among Southern blacks but deeply resented by blacks in the North. According to Big Bill Broonzy, quoted in Yannick Bruynoghe's <sp?> biography 'Big Bill Blues' and in the liner notes to the RCA CD release, he warned McClennan that the song would get him into trouble ... McClennan replied "hell no, I'll never change my song." That evening Broonzy took Tommy to a party in Chicago and eventually the guests wanted to hear Bluebird's newest artist sing something. Broonzy had warned him not to sing the controversial song, but McClennan did anyway. When he finished the third verse, the offensive one, the other guests were so riled, Big Bill had to push McClennan out of a window to escape their wrath. Five blocks later, fortifying themselves in a bar, McClennan said he had to go back for his guitar. Broonzy told him not to bother as he still had part of it hanging around his neck.

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:30 am

felix wrote:Another song he recorded at the first session was "Bottle Up And Go." One verse, about a card game between a black man and a white man, twice uses the word "nigger," an epithet that was common among Southern blacks but deeply resented by blacks in the North. According to Big Bill Broonzy, quoted in Yannick Bruynoghe's <sp?> biography 'Big Bill Blues' and in the liner notes to the RCA CD release, he warned McClennan that the song would get him into trouble ... McClennan replied "hell no, I'll never change my song." That evening Broonzy took Tommy to a party in Chicago and eventually the guests wanted to hear Bluebird's newest artist sing something. Broonzy had warned him not to sing the controversial song, but McClennan did anyway. When he finished the third verse, the offensive one, the other guests were so riled, Big Bill had to push McClennan out of a window to escape their wrath. Five blocks later, fortifying themselves in a bar, McClennan said he had to go back for his guitar. Broonzy told him not to bother as he still had part of it hanging around his neck.
The bad word is very common even today--as long as it's brother talking to brother. But the brothers had better not hear you or me say it downtown.

Folks nowadays--when they find out that people like Stephen Foster and May Irwin (not to mention Mark Twain) used the bad word--seem not to realize that Foster and miss May were just imitating the talk they heard from the colored folks. geek

W.C. Handy reports that back in the 1890s--when he was performing in a black-face minstrel show--a black man in the audience (I think Handy said the man was a doctor) formally protested the use of negative racial stereotypes in the minstrel show. I forget what state he was in (Montana rings a bell), but it was well north of the Mason-Dixon line (it had to have been, since the man was a doctor).
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