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Now if you evuh wanna call up de Devil, don't furgit dat he gonna test you out good an' dat he ain't gonna show up de first Sunday you goes out to de forks of de road an' calls 'im; he ain't gonna show up no sooner'n de third time you calls 'im an' maybe not den - from Jim Finn on Calling Up the Devil in J. Mason Brewer's American Negro Folklore

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Offline Thomas8

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Peetie's Ooh Well Well
« on: March 19, 2020, 02:02:51 AM »

Can anyone think of any other singers that employ the Ooh well well Wheatstraw yodel thing or something similar? here's the list of names I have thus far it seems to have been fairly popular with bluebird artists:

Peetie Wheatstraw
Big Joe Williams
Jazz Gillum
Johnnie Temple
Big Bill Broonzy
Washboard Sam
Casey Bill Weldon
Harmon Ray
Robert Johnson
Kokomo Arnold
Roosevelt Scott


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Re: Peetie's Ooh Well Well
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2020, 05:14:59 AM »
Georgia Slim

Offline Johnm

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Re: Peetie's Ooh Well Well
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2020, 06:24:56 AM »
Sleepy John Estes

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Re: Peetie's Ooh Well Well
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2020, 03:23:37 AM »
Booker White. (BTW, I don't think there's any doubt Peetie Wheatstraw originated it ... is there?)


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