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I saw Johnny Shines with Robert Lockwood in London many years ago - a two night stint. At the end of the second night, some fool in the audience shouts, "Johnny Shines, you are a sexist!" Shines says, "What?" Guy repeats it. Shines says, "Texas? I don't know nothing about Texas." Collapse of interlocutor - Johnny Shines, by Chris Smith on prewarblues list, Bunker Hill, also present, dates it Sunday 28th October 1979

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SOTM - Song Of The Month
« on: October 10, 2018, 10:04:03 AM »
SOTM - Song Of The Month

What started as a "song of the moment" trial in 2015 has evolved into a steady feature with its own board, Song of the Month. The idea was to present a Country Blues related song with a view to promoting listening, learning and playing. And so it has continued and evolved.

Posting a Song of the Month initial topic will result in the discovery of other versions and background information thanks to input from other forum members. Often the other "found songs" are not related by, for example, song title. Finding them builds a more complete picture of where a song came from and where it's been.

Songs we discuss are most often part of a song 'cluster'. Song clusters provide a lot of material, roots and branches for discussion. At the time of writing, every SOTM topic has covered a song with direct- and/or indirect connections to other songs in the recorded canon.

But you can pick something totally unique, they are out there. The song is the thing; the fact that it's still around and yet somehow unrelated to anything else speaks to its rarity, immortality and importance. Someone on the forum will always chime in with links to interesting background material. If they don't it will be a short thread but no less important :P

If you would like to contribute a Song of The Month please check out the SOTM FAQ. In any case dive in and check out the SOTM board
« Last Edit: October 20, 2018, 04:28:41 PM by Rivers »

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