The blues must have Boll Weevils

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The blues must have Boll Weevils

Post  pinhedz on Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:06 am

It's true, the Boll Weevils are gone now (and they were eliminated most cruelly), but they are part of the history of the blues.

Before we pass judgment, let's listen to what the blues people have to say about the little critter:






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Re: The blues must have Boll Weevils

Post  pinhedz on Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:15 am

Seems harmless enough--just lookin' for a home (you got to have a home Neutral ).

But the cotton farmers were merciless--they sent the female Catolaccus grandis to kill all the Boll Weevil's babies:


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Post  pinhedz on Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:17 am

So now all those Boll Weevil songs sound anachronistic.

And are there any blues about the Catolaccus grandis? Not that I've heard.

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Re: The blues must have Boll Weevils

Post  pinhedz on Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:29 pm

The female Catolaccus grandis, she's a mighty mean gal (Lord, Lord),
I say the Catolaccus grandis, she's a mighty mean gal,
Implants those boll weevil babies, makes their short life a living hell ...

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:01 pm

Frickin B.W.'s, shudder. Mos def no me gusta, I don't care if you're Bob Dole or Emperor of the freakin Narwhals.


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Re: The blues must have Boll Weevils

Post  pinhedz on Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:11 am

Cajun Boll Weevil:


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