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Johnm:
Hi all,
Jim Jackson was joined by a very sedate pianist for "Ain't You Sorry Mama, Part 1".  Jim backed himself out of E position in standard tuning, as was most often his practice on blues material.  The song is essentially "Kansas City Blues" without any mention of Kansas City.  Here it is:



I'd rather see my coffin come rollin' in my door
Than to hear my baby tell me she don't want me no more
REFRAIN: Now, ain't you sorry, mama?  Ain't you sorry, mama?
Ain't you sorry, mama, a-you mistreated poor me?

Baby, you know I'd rather be dead
Than to know somebody's been sleepin in my bed
REFRAIN: Now, ain't you sorry, mama?  Ain't you sorry, mama?
Ain't you sorry, mama, a-you mistreated poor me?

I'm just like a groundhog goin' back to his hole
The woman I love can satisfy my soul
REFRAIN: Now, ain't you sorry, mama?  Ain't you sorry, mama?
Ain't you sorry, mama, a-you mistreated poor me?

I'd rather be in the graveyard by myself
Than hear you tell me you want somebody else
REFRAIN: Now, ain't you sorry, mama?  Ain't you sorry, mama?
Ain't you sorry, mama, a-you mistreated poor me?

Another thing, baby, I want you to understand
Everyone looks like me, ain't no monkeyman
REFRAIN: Ain't you sorry, mama?  Ain't you sorry, mama?
Ain't you sorry, mama, a-you mistreated poor me?

Been five long years, five long years today
Since I found my baby had me away
REFRAIN: Ain't you sorry, mama?  Ain't you sorry, mama?
Ain't you sorry, mama, a-you mistreated poor me?
REFRAIN: Ain't you sorry, mama?  Ain't you sorry, mama?
Ain't you sorry, mama, a-you mistreated poor me?

All best,
Johnm

uncle bud:
Can't help with the lyric in Sante Fe yet, but regarding Jackson's piano accompanist - The Document CD has the pianist as possibly Speckled Red on Ain't You Sorry Mama and Love Sick Blues in May 1929 and unknown for Sante Fe in July 1929, both sessions in Chicago. Possibly Red again? B&GR has all piano accompaniment on these tracks as "unknown".

Johnm:
Thanks for that information, uncle bud.  You always hope that in such instances, Jim Jackson will acknowledge the pianist by name at some point in the course of the performance, as he did Georgia Tom on that one track, but the playing of the pianist on the last couple of tracks is particularly faceless.
All best,
Johnm

Johnm:
Hi all,
For "I'm Gonna Move To Lou'siana, Part 1", Jim Jackson returned to the accompaniment and structure that garnered him such a big hit with "Kansas City Blues".  After a pretty spiffy intro, he goes to that familiar strain.  Here is his performance:



INTRO

I'm gon' move to Lou'siana, sugar, New Orleans gon' be my home

I went up North, and it sure was cold
My baby got mad with me, and now I got her told
REFRAIN: I'm gon' move to Lou'siana, I'm gon' move to Lou'siana
I'm gon' move to Lou'siana, sugar, New Orleans gon' be my home

SOLO

If my woman mistreat me, I ain't gon' dog her 'round
I'll get me another woman in the next town
REFRAIN: I'm gon' move to Lou'siana, I'm gon' move to Lou'siana
I'm gon' move to Lou'siana, sugar, New Orleans gon' be my home

SOLO

Whenever you see two women walkin' down the street, hand in hand
You can bet one is talkin' 'bout the other's man
REFRAIN: Honey, you oughta move to Lou'siana, you oughta move to Lou'siana
I'm gon' move to Lou'siana, sugar, New Orleans gon' be my home

SOLO

I met a girl in St. Louis, she lived in Birmingham town
And she told me that she loved me and she wouldn't throw me down
REFRAIN: We gon' move to Lou'siana, we gon' move to Lou'siana
We gon' move to Lou'siana, sugar, New Orleans gon' be my home

SOLO INTERLUDE

I'm gonna tell all you men, right tonight
If you got a good woman, treat her right
I ain't drinkin' whiskey, or either drinkin' wine
But a good woman is hard to fine
REFRAIN: I'm gon' move to Lou'siana, I'm gon' move to Lou'siana
I'm gon' move to Lou'siana, sugar, New Orleans gon' be my home

CODA

All best,
Johnm

Tonybluesboy:
Jim Jackson - Santa Fe Blues
I hear the final bit as - She's got her hair tied up and HER HAT TURNED upside down.
(Peetie Wheatstraw "Went downtown this mornin' - My hat on upside down" in Crazy With The Blues)
All the best
Tony

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