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Author Topic: SOTM July 2019: Pony Blues  (Read 1299 times)

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Re: SOTM July 2019: Pony Blues
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2020, 03:48:59 PM »
Hi all,
I just found this version by Woodrow Adams, a new name to me, from 1967. That is country!



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Re: SOTM July 2019: Pony Blues
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2021, 11:34:43 AM »
Hi all,
I just found another version of "Pony Blues", entitled "My Pony", recorded by Johnnie Temple at a session on September 23, 1940 in New York City, for which he was accompanied by Henry "Red" Allen on trumpet, Buster Bailey on clarinet, and Lil Hardin Armstrong (Louis's ex-wife), playing piano in C. There is an unknown drummer on the tune, too. Johnny Temple was a master at cracking his voice, that's for sure. I like some of his verses I'd not heard before. It's really nice the way his accompanists trade off the fills over the course of the song, especially since no-one takes a solo. Here is "My Pony":



INTRO

I'm gon' saddle up my pony and, hitch up my bay mare
I'm gon' saddle up my pony and, hitch up my bay mare
Car' me and my baby, gon' take a roll down the road somewhere

When you hear my pony comin', please give me the lane
When you hear my pony comin', please give me the lane
If I ain't drunk off of whiskey, I declare I'm drinkin' my champagne

I got a horse in Texas, pony already trained
I got a horse in Texas, pony already trained
I got a gal in Chicago with hair just like his mane

She's the prettiest thing that, ever went down the line
She's the prettiest thing that, ever went down the line
Well, my pony is crippled, but I rides her, just the same

If you see my pony, please start her home
If you see my pony, please start her home
Well, I ain't had no ridin' since my, pony been gone

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Offline MarkC

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Re: SOTM July 2019: Pony Blues
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2021, 08:01:55 AM »
I loved the fills by Allen and Bailey. Unfortunately for me they emphasized what a (IMO) bland and repetitive vocal Temple sang.

 


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