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Everybody singin' like somebody else's body. And that's pretty spooky if you think about it. I like the shows where the guy... he's like 18 years and white and he's comin' up on stage before a 90 years old bluesman [pantomimes lurching onto stage, plays really old sounding blues, wails incomprehensibly]... And then the 90 years old bluesman comes on and says, 'OK man, whassup?' Everythin's gotten like kinda spaced if you think about it... - Jerry Ricks, Port Townsend 97

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Offline yayayas

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Some Old Lonesome - Day Artists & Track
« on: June 01, 2016, 06:01:46 PM »
Hi all,
I'm searching for the artists, it's a male and female duet, and track for a song most likely titled "Some Old Lonesome Day"
or possibly "Some Day, Sweet Day". I had it on a reel to reel tape as a teen recorded from one of the 2 jazz (and blues) radio shows available in Sydney Australia in the 1960s. It's in 8 bar blues form, laid back, medium tempo. most likely 1930's. East Coast style?  I can't find it on line. or eMusic , iTunes. I remember first two verses:

Some day, sweet day, some old lonesome day.
I'm coming home to you baby,
Some old lonesome day.

I was born (where a-bouts?) in Georgia,
But I hang around Tennosee
I got a gal in Georgia
Partner she's crazy 'bout me.

Thanks for your help.

Offline frankie

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Re: Some Old Lonesome - Day Artists & Track
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2016, 06:54:33 PM »
Sounds like Lonesome Day Blues - Blind Willie McTell, Curley Weaver and Ruth Willis, if I remember it right:

Weaver and Willis did it as Some Cold Rainy Day:

Offline yayayas

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Re: Some Old Lonesome - Day Artists & Track
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2016, 02:43:42 AM »
Thanks Frankie, you found it. Lonesome Day Blues by Blind Willie McTell is the one. Have found on iTunes.
The track lists Ruby Glaze as the singer. Helps to know the correct title. Many recorded variations on this song.
I will add it to my repertoire now I have all the lyrics.


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