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Like everybody else in the Delta, they listened to phonographs, jukeboxes and the radio, and they sang country music, popular songs of the day, even jazz, for both blacks and whites. Singer Johnny Shines, who knew [Robert] Johnson well, said that the singer of the doomy 'Hellhound on My Trail' was also 'a polka hound' - David Gates on the bluesman stereotype, Newsweek

Author Topic: SOTM November 2017: Take Me Back (Babe)/Beggin' Back  (Read 975 times)

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Re: SOTM November 2017: Take Me Back (Babe)/Beggin' Back
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2017, 12:22:36 PM »
Hi Pan,
That is a good find!  I agree with you that the chord progression and the melody Algia Mae played on the guitar are identical to those of "Take Me Back", though her sung melody differed slightly.  It seems unlikely that her song was not influenced by memories of "Take Me Back".
All best,
Johnm