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Author Topic: You can Say That Again - Quote Drive 2009  (Read 14853 times)

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Offline uncle bud

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Re: You can Say That Again - Quote Drive 2009
« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2009, 11:50:44 AM »
I believe, I believe, President he's all right - President's Blues, Jack Kelly and His South Memphis Jug Band

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Re: You can Say That Again - Quote Drive 2009
« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2009, 10:00:27 AM »
When you get up into heaven, when you get up into heaven, you'll find a big stream of molasses and a big lot of flapjacks sitting on each side. And it's a lot of butter on each side and a big knife to cut the butter with. When you get down to the stream of molasses you're going to cut the butter with your knife, you're going to drag the butter through the flapjacks, you're going to drag the flapjacks through the big stream of molasses, you're going to drag them across your mouth and say, "A bow bow bow bow bow..." - Lead Belly, Sermon on Pancakes, 1941
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Re: You can Say That Again - Quote Drive 2009
« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2009, 11:53:34 AM »
Frank Foster was playing a
street concert from the Jazzmobile in Harlem.  He called for a blues
in B-flat.  A young tenor player began to play "out" from the first
chorus, playing sounds that had no relationship to the harmonic
progression or rhythmic setting.
Foster stopped him.

"What are you doing?"

"Just playing what I feel."

"Well, feel something in B-flat, motherfucker."

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Re: You can Say That Again - Quote Drive 2009
« Reply #33 on: January 31, 2009, 08:12:42 PM »
I said to the station man, "Where's my train?" He said "I never knowed you owned a train". I said "You better answer or I'll smack you down". He said "All trains goin' to Memphis Town" - Memphis Town, Leroy Carr, 1930

Just about every verse in this song is quotable:

 - Me And My Tapeworm, Sylvester Weaver

Gee, I'm always hungry, can't get enough to eat
Gee, I'm hungry, can't get enough to eat
I'm just like a savage, I could eat a barrel of meat

Set down to the table, ate up everything I could found
Set down to the table, ate up everything I found
Would have ate the dishes if someone hadn't been around

Pot of ham and cabbage, ain't enough to fill mine (2)
That just makes me peckish, I could eat a dozen fine

Saw my family doctor, said I had a big tapeworm
I saw my family doctor, said I had a big tapeworm
Said I had ate a cow, made me good and firm

Went to the country, broke into a chicken coop
I went to the country, broke into a chicken coop
Stole a dozen chickens, put 'em in a pot of soup

I'm a greedy glutton, eat fifty times a day (2)
When I'm around a pigpen, they hide the slop away

Guess me and my tapeworm must go further down the road (2)
'Cause we eat so much, won't nobody give us no board

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Re: You can Say That Again - Quote Drive 2009
« Reply #34 on: February 05, 2009, 08:29:52 AM »
He'll fix you up a drink, just won't quit, it'll make you fight a circle saw, make you slap the lady down, and make you pick a fight with your pa. - Jim Jackson, Bootlegging Blues

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Re: You can Say That Again - Quote Drive 2009
« Reply #35 on: March 07, 2009, 06:25:28 PM »
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Re: You can Say That Again - Quote Drive 2009
« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2009, 09:48:09 AM »
While browsing some banjo-related threads, I came upon this one, courtesy of frankie:

My personal vision of the banjo starts with a .22 and a groundhog! - Walt Koken

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Re: You can Say That Again - Quote Drive 2009
« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2009, 07:23:37 PM »
I'm gonna' start me a graveyard of my own
if you rounders don't leave my women alone!
The Georgia Crackers

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Re: You can Say That Again - Quote Drive 2009
« Reply #38 on: March 21, 2009, 07:10:06 PM »
This line will always intrigue me for its built in contradictions:

He was a sinful boy, good hearted but had no soul. His heart was hard and cold like ice - Willie McTell, Dying Crapshooter's Blues

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Re: You can Say That Again - Quote Drive 2009
« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2009, 11:27:25 AM »
A room without a woman is like a heart without a beat - Curtis Jones, Lonesome Bedroom Blues

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Re: You can Say That Again - Quote Drive 2009
« Reply #40 on: March 31, 2009, 02:23:35 PM »
Arthur Petties, Freddie Spruell, Romeo Nelson, Doug Suggs -- these are only a few of the blues singers known on record and in discographies to blues enthusiasts, whose rediscovery has not been followed by recording sessions, for they have forgotten all they knew, and hear with disbelief the records they made as young men. - "The Future of the Blues", Blues Off the Record, Paul Oliver

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Re: You can Say That Again - Quote Drive 2009
« Reply #41 on: April 03, 2009, 11:38:19 AM »
Don't jive every girl you see in the street, there's other kind o' pork besides pigmeat. - "It Still Ain't No Good (New It Ain't No Good)", Mississippi Blacksnakes

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Re: You can Say That Again - Quote Drive 2009
« Reply #42 on: April 03, 2009, 02:01:51 PM »
Wisdom for the ages.  :P

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Re: You can Say That Again - Quote Drive 2009
« Reply #43 on: April 03, 2009, 05:36:00 PM »
It's 10 times as much fun to sing as it is to say, and it's alotta fun to say!

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Re: You can Say That Again - Quote Drive 2009
« Reply #44 on: April 21, 2009, 05:00:52 AM »
There were guys in there fiddlin' and scrapin', couldn't play enough music to keep the flies off a dog. - Howard Armstrong on being kept out of white fiddling contests.

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