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Most interpreters agree that the dominant and most expressive theme in the blues is sex - James H. Cone, The Spirituals and The Blues

Author Topic: Pick It, Blow It, Play It ... Fill It?  (Read 535 times)

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Offline arlotone

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Pick It, Blow It, Play It ... Fill It?
« on: November 25, 2016, 02:30:52 PM »
In the intro and outro of "Peaches in the Springtime" by the Memphis Jug Band, Will Weldon says, "Fill it boy, fill it." In the intro of their next record, "She Stays Out All Night Long," he says, "fill it, Mr. Brimmer," and then later, "now you're filling it."

I've heard musicians prompt each other to pick it, blow it or simply play it, but not fill it. Has anyone else heard blues musicians say this?

Offline Johnm

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Re: Pick It, Blow It, Play It ... Fill It?
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2016, 02:37:35 PM »
Hi all,
My favorite exhortation of this sort, leading into a solo, was Texas Alexander's:  "Have your way!"
All best,

Offline Chezztone

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Re: Pick It, Blow It, Play It ... Fill It?
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2016, 05:58:32 AM »
Arlo, he is probably talking about filling the jug!
Cheers, Chezz

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