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Author Topic: Jaybird Coleman - Man Trouble Blues - Jaybird Coleman Lyrics  (Read 3758 times)

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Re: Jaybird Coleman - Man Trouble Blues - Jaybird Coleman Lyrics
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2016, 11:42:39 AM »
Hi all,
For "Mistreatin' Mama", Jaybird Coleman is working very much the same territory as he did on "Man Trouble Blues".  Here is his performance:



INTRO

I done told you, mama, ain't gon' tell you no more

HARMONICA SOLO

Now, the blues so worse then, mama, 'tween midnight and day

Now, the blues been causin' my woman, her, to run away

Lord, I can't rest continual, don't care what I do

Mmmmm, mmmmmmm, mmmmm, mmmmm

HARMONICA SOLO

All best,
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Re: Jaybird Coleman - Man Trouble Blues - Jaybird Coleman Lyrics
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2016, 04:01:42 PM »
Hi all,
Jaybird Coleman was joined by a pianist (anyone know who?) for "Coffee Grinder Blues".  The pianist plays perfectly well, but it's hard to say if the addition of the piano delivers an element that was previously missing from Jaybird Coleman's other recordings.  It all depends on the listener's personal preference, I suppose.  The song has an unusual structure, with two-line verses, and each line followed by a set piece harmonica response.  Here is the track:



Lord, I grind my coffee, two and three dollars a pound
And I grind my coffee, two and three dollars a pound

Ain't a man in this town can ground his coffee like mine
Ain't a man in town can ground his coffee like mine

It's been ground so good 'til it make you bite your tongue
It's been ground so good 'til it make you bite your tongue

I'm a coffee-grindin' fool, now let me grind you some
I'm a coffee-grindin' fool, now let me grind you some

All best,
John



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Re: Jaybird Coleman - Man Trouble Blues - Jaybird Coleman Lyrics
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2016, 09:22:15 PM »
Hi all,
Jaybird Coleman's song "You Heard Me Whistle" qualifies as a "Mystery Title", since the title phrase occurs nowhere in the course of his rendition.  It is one of his wildest numbers.  He begins each verse singing falsetto and then works his way down to chest voice.  Here is his performance of the song:



HARMONICA INTRO

Well it 'tain't your hair, not the clothes you wear, now
Mama, 'tain't your hair, it's not the clothes you wear

Waked up this mornin, blues all 'round my bed, ah
Waked up this mornin', them blues all 'round my bed

Never had nobody, to hold my worried
Haven't had, never had nobody, to hold my worried head

All best,
Johnm
« Last Edit: April 22, 2018, 06:40:51 AM by Johnm »

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Re: Jaybird Coleman - Man Trouble Blues - Jaybird Coleman Lyrics
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2016, 10:55:46 PM »
I realise that this "hijacking" on my part is "off topic" but I thought the following 14 year old Weenie discussion might be of interest to recent members.   http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=2328.0

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Re: Jaybird Coleman - Man Trouble Blues - Jaybird Coleman Lyrics
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2016, 06:30:47 AM »
Thanks very much for posting the link to Joe Coleman's reminiscences of his brother, Bunker Hill.  The context really helps one to understand the music better.  Does anyone know if the title cited in the article, "Mill Log Blues", has ever turned up?
All best,
Johnm

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