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I don't think the average person can come along and play (the blues), because they don't understand the breaks in it... a guy that makes 'em hisself, he knows where the breaks is - Son House, Frets magazine

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Country Blues Lyrics / Re: Performances by Married Couples
« Last post by Old Man Ned on November 18, 2019, 01:41:36 PM »
Jimmy and Mama Yancey with a beautiful version of Pallet on the Floor

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Country Blues Licks and Lessons / Re: Miller's Breakdown
« Last post by blueshome on November 18, 2019, 04:41:49 AM »
Nothing to add to what the Prof said
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Country Blues Lyrics / Re: Performances by Married Couples
« Last post by lindy on November 17, 2019, 05:30:07 PM »
The few citations I found all say something like "Willie B. Harris, supposedly/allegedly/possibly Blind Willie Johnson's first wife."





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Country Blues Lyrics / Re: Performances by Married Couples
« Last post by harriet on November 17, 2019, 05:12:30 PM »
Rev. Pearly Brown and Christine Brown

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Country Blues Lyrics / Re: Performances by Married Couples
« Last post by Lignite on November 17, 2019, 04:41:39 PM »
Here is an obscure one from Carolina way; Louis and Audrey Stamey "The Cherokee Carolina Sweethearts". They performed as an electric guitar instrumental duo at many festivals and fiddlers conventions in Western Carolina during the late 1960s.


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Country Blues Lyrics / Re: Performances by Married Couples
« Last post by lindy on November 17, 2019, 04:12:31 PM »
There are many from this couple, I chose three at random:





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Country Blues Lyrics / Re: Performances by Married Couples
« Last post by jtbrown on November 17, 2019, 03:55:59 PM »
Willie McTell recorded several songs with his wife, Kate. I particularly like "I Got Religion, I'm So Glad."



Todd Brown
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Country Blues Lyrics / Re: Performances by Married Couples
« Last post by David Kaatz on November 17, 2019, 03:19:18 PM »
Suzy and Eric Thompson, of course!


Many more available on YT as well.
Dave
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Country Blues Lyrics / Performances by Married Couples
« Last post by Johnm on November 17, 2019, 12:22:41 PM »
Hi all,
I've noticed in recent years that there have been a lot of really strong performances by married couples recorded, and thought it might be interesting to have a thread devoted to such performances, picking up the lyrics as we go (more or less).  Just to get the ball rolling, here are a couple of such performances.  First, from Boyd and Ruth May Rivers, "I Done Died One Time":



I done died one time, ain't gon' die no more
I done died one time, ain't gon' die no more
I done died one time, ain't gon' die no more
Ain't that good news, oh Lordy, ain't that good news?

Just one thing I know, sure been born again
Just one thing I know, sure been born again
Just one thing I know, sure been born again
Ain't that good news, oh Lordy, ain't that good news?

I'm so glad, Lord, got my religion in time
I'm so glad, Lord, got my religion in time
I'm so glad, Lord, got my religion in time
Ain't that good news, oh Lordy, ain't that good news?

Just one thing I know, sure been born again
Just one thing I know, sure been born again
Just one thing I know, sure been born again
Ain't that good news, oh Lordy, ain't that good news?

Oh, when I get to Heaven, children, ain't that good news?
Gonna set right down, ain't that good news?
And King Jesus, ain't that good news?
Give me starry crown, ain't that good news?
No more singin', ain't that good news?
No more cryin', ain't that good news?
Every day, ain't that good news?
Will be Sunday, ain't that good news?
Oh Lord, ain't that good news?
Oh Jesus, ain't that good news?
Oh Jesus, ain't that good news?
You been mighty good, ain't that good news?
You ain't a-been good, ain't that good news?
Early in the mornin', ain't that good news?
Late at night, ain't that good news?
We'll call King Jesus, ain't that good news?
And He make it right, ain't that good news?
Oh Lord, well, ain't that good news?
Oh Jesus, ain't that good news?
Oh Jesus, ain't that good news?
Well some got religion, ain't that good news?
Well, some on a Monday, ain't that good news?
Well, some on a Tuesday, ain't that good news?
Well, some on a Wednesday, ain't that good news?
Well, some on a Thursday, ain't that good news?
Well, some on a Friday, ain't that good news?
Well, some on a Saturday, ain't that good news?
Well, some on a Friday, ain't that good news?
Oh, Saturday, ain't that good news?
Well, He put it right, ain't that good news?
Oh, Jesus, ain't that good news?
Oh Lord, ain't that good news?
Well, some prays Sunday, ain't that good news?
He'll put it right, ain't that good news?
In my feeling, ain't that good news?
Oh, Jesus, ain't that good news?
Oh Lord, ain't that good news?
He sure been good, ain't that good news?
You been mighty good, ain't that good news?
Sure been good, Jesus, ain't that good news?
One of these days, ain't that good news?
Gonna see my mother, ain't that good news?
See my father, ain't that good news?
All my loved ones, ain't that good news?
Been gone so long, ain't that good news?
Oh Lord, ain't that good news?
Oh Lord, ain't that good news?
You been mighty good, ain't that good news?
Ain't He been good to you, ain't that good news?
Oh Lord, you been mighty good

From Mary Williams and Big Joe Williams, here is "Oakland Blues":



INTRO

Good morning, blues, good morning, blues, tell me, how do you do?
I had so much trouble in Oakland, I taken trouble to be my pillow

My daddy had sixty days in jail, baby, I really couldn't sleep at night
And my daddy had so much trouble in jail, baby, I really couldn't sleep at night
I'm gon' write my man a letter, honey, I'm gon' mail it in the air

I'm goin' back to New Orleans, baby, goin' back down Rampart Street
Say I'm goin' back to New Orleans, baby, goin' back down Rampart Street
I'm goin' down Canal Street, baby, (spoken: What you gonna do down there?), I'm goin' to make Algiers to be my home

I'm gon' tell all you womens in California, you better pin your man to your side
'Cause if he flags my train, baby, sure gon' let him ride

Goin' out ridin', tell Mr. Tom Thomas, gon' take me to the bus station
'Cause I'm gonna buy my fare, get my man out of San Quentin, baby
I'm gon' take the airplane back to New Orleans

Good-bye, Chilli, hope I see you again
I know the best of friends sure got to part sometime
But tell me, baby, what in the world you have on your mind?
I said, throw your arms around me, daddy, like a circle around the sun
 
From Fred and Annie Mae McDowell, here is "It's A Blessing":



Anyone have other favorite performances by married couples to post here?

All best,
Johnm
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Weenie Campbell Main Forum / Re: Catfish
« Last post by Johnm on November 17, 2019, 11:37:47 AM »
Hi all,
Here is another version from Lattie Murrell.  I was interested to note that his name as shown on the Flywright single was "Lottie Merle".



All best,
Johnm
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