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Author Topic: The Blues' Sharpest Dresser  (Read 7693 times)

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Offline Rivers

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Re: The Blues' Sharpest Dresser
« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2008, 05:55:19 PM »
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Offline Mr.OMuck

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Re: The Blues' Sharpest Dresser
« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2008, 08:10:56 PM »
Pretty Sharp!
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Re: The Blues' Sharpest Dresser
« Reply #32 on: April 16, 2008, 04:36:25 PM »
Hi all,
It's been great to see the responses this thread has generated, and I've got a few more to nominate, St. Louis pianists all:  Roosevelt Sykes, Lee Green and Walter Davis.  I realize not posting photos hardly helps my case, but I can tell you where to find some good ones:  The photo of Roosevelt Sykes on his old Yazoo album made him look like a bank president or captain of industry (in a good way).  Walter Davis has a couple of good photos on the back of the old Yazoo "Cripple Clarence Lofton and Walter Davis" album, and appears to have been a very spiffy, conservative sort of dresser.  Lee Green had an altogether different thing going.  In the only photo I've seen of him which comes in the booklet for the still-available Yazoo CD, "The Way I Feel", a review of which can be found at:  http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?amp;Itemid=60&topic=441.0 , he is wearing a swallowtail coat that looks as though it would have had a hard time negotiating a piano bench.  Not a conservative dresser at all, Lee Green.
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Re: The Blues' Sharpest Dresser
« Reply #33 on: April 16, 2008, 06:48:20 PM »
Memphis Minnie over Tina Turner?@#$%^&*!!??

I'm not thinking of Tina as a blueswoman...  Yeah, she's got great legs for an old lady, but ah...  I'm a sucker for whiskey-drinkin', guitar-playin' women... even if she could be my grandmother...

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Re: The Blues' Sharpest Dresser
« Reply #34 on: April 16, 2008, 07:55:56 PM »
Memphis Minnie over Tina Turner?@#$%^&*!!??

I'm not thinking of Tina as a blueswoman...  Yeah, she's got great legs for an old lady, but ah...  I'm a sucker for whiskey-drinkin', guitar-playin' women... even if she could be my grandmother...



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Re: The Blues' Sharpest Dresser
« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2008, 10:46:28 AM »
and what about the Grey Ghost ...


 


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