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She was really an ugly woman... but when she opened her mouth - that was it! You forgot everything. She knew how to sing those blues, and she got right into your heart. What a personality she had. One of the greatest of all singers - Champion Jack Dupree quoted in Ma Rainey and The Classic Blues Singers, Derrick Stewart-Baxter

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Offline Bricktown Bob

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Re: Quote Drive 2007
« Reply #90 on: November 01, 2007, 09:21:41 AM »
That's supposed to be a funny song.
     -- Muddy Waters on "Hoochie Coochie Man," to Dave Van Ronk, as told to Elijah Wald, Escaping the Delta.

Offline Bricktown Bob

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Re: Quote Drive 2007
« Reply #91 on: November 11, 2007, 09:37:40 AM »
My baby came to me this morning and said I'm kinda confused
She said "If me and B.B. King was both drownin', which one would you choose?"
And I said "Oh Baby, Oh Baby, Oh Baby, I ain't never heard you play no blues."
        --Steve Goodman, The I Ain't Never Heard You Play No Blues



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Re: Quote Drive 2007
« Reply #92 on: November 11, 2007, 11:18:49 AM »
"I feel a funny little something easing into my cavity
That's nothin' but cocaine and liquor, to ease the pain, you see."


-Victoria Spivey & Lonnie Johnson "Toothache Blues"

Offline Great Bear

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Re: Quote Drive 2007
« Reply #93 on: November 12, 2007, 02:07:19 PM »
"Hersal Thomas was (one of) the finest guys I ever knew...We came up together, in Chicago...He taught me everything I know...He was the master of all pianists in those days...King of the boogie woogie...These rocks the way he would play 'em...Really sad he didn't live...Today he would be king...He knew everything, this boy from Texas...O.K Hersal this is for you, wherever you are."

Dan Burley - Hersal's Rocks
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Offline Parlor Picker

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Re: Quote Drive 2007
« Reply #94 on: November 19, 2007, 01:19:12 AM »
I am currently reading one of the best books on music I have ever read.  It is "Crosstown Traffic: Jimi Hendrix and Post-War Pop" by Charles Shaar Murray.  Murray writes intelligently, always managing to be objective and is clearly extremely well-informed.  Weenies should not shy away if they are averse to Hendrix (the book is not entirely about him - and what's wrong with Hendrix anyway?), as he also covers such players as Robert Johnson and Charlie Christian.

Amongst many other gems in the book, he has this to say:

"Anybody who can play a musical instrument (guitar, piano, harmonica, saxophone or whatever) can learn, in a comparatively short time, to play something that sounds like the blues.

It'll only be something that sounds like the blues though. To play or sing something which felt like the blues can take a lifetime."

How true!
"I ain't good looking, teeth don't shine like pearls,
So glad good looks don't take you through this world."
Barbecue Bob

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Re: Quote Drive 2007
« Reply #95 on: November 19, 2007, 05:10:53 AM »
"The way that gal kill up men, the graveyard ain't got much more room"

Last line of Lonnie Johnson's "Low Down St. Louis Blues"

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Re: Quote Drive 2007
« Reply #96 on: November 22, 2007, 12:10:59 PM »
Pulled from the one year thank you notice by Mary Lockwood published in young Calvin's local paper:

I'm gonna pack my suitcase and move on up the line
You know I can't sleep for dreamin' with you forever on my mind

Robert Lockwood Jr.

All for now.
John C.
"People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it."
George Bernard Shaw

“Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.”
Joseph Heller, Catch-22

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Re: Quote Drive 2007
« Reply #97 on: November 23, 2007, 01:55:24 PM »
Merci beaucoup! -- Muddy Waters shows off his French at the Montreal Jazz Festival


(it was on TV last night...)

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Re: Quote Drive 2007
« Reply #98 on: November 27, 2007, 07:32:30 PM »
I ask that pawn shop man, "What's them three balls doin' hangin' on that wall?" (He) said, "It's two to one daddy, you don't get your things back out of here at all" - Blind Boy Fuller, Three Ball Blues

Offline Bricktown Bob

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Re: Quote Drive 2007
« Reply #99 on: December 08, 2007, 06:56:37 PM »
If the blues was whiskey I'd stay drunk all the time.

     -- Leadbelly, "DeKalb Blues"

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Re: Quote Drive 2007
« Reply #100 on: December 16, 2007, 04:58:02 AM »
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Re: Quote Drive 2007
« Reply #101 on: December 23, 2007, 07:09:02 PM »
"Martin's got the playability but Gibson's got the LASTability!" Rev. Gary Davis explaining his preference for Gibson guitars because of what he claimed was their stronger build quality and ability to survive the harsh conditions encountered on New York City's streets. As told to Mr. O'Muck 1969
My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
Vladimir Nabokov (1899 - 1977)

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Re: Quote Drive 2007
« Reply #102 on: December 25, 2007, 04:07:36 PM »
"...you shoulda heard what i just seen" - bo diddley, 'who do you love?'
"Be good, & you will be lonesome." -Mark Twain

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Re: Quote Drive 2007
« Reply #103 on: December 26, 2007, 06:33:56 AM »
"God knows.  Nobody knows.  He had no name for it; it was something he had made himself.  Nobody on earth could use it except him.  Nobody would want to, I don't think." - Columbia A & R man Frank Walker, when asked what instrument Washington Phillips played, quoted in   Songsters & Saints by Paul Oliver

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Re: Quote Drive 2007
« Reply #104 on: December 26, 2007, 09:16:44 AM »
"If I go to Loosiana, mama, Lord, Lord, they'll hang me sho'..."
Skip James "If You Haven't Any Hay"

"Well you know that I love you, that's why you treat me so unkind.
The way that you treat me gonna 'cause me to lose my mind"
-- Johnny Shines, "Evening Sun"

"When I met that woman I was nice and fat
now she got me thin as one of those old alley cats"
Tampa Red "Love Crazy"
Puttin' on my Carrhartts, I gotta work out in the field.

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