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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2012, 11:22:01 AM »

It takes a big-mouthed man to be a preacher ? Willie Moore, delta musician and friend of Son House.

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2012, 08:21:11 AM »
Tin Pan Alley, baby, must be your home, when it ain't nothin' down there, honey, but blood and bones - Curtis Jones, Tin Pan Alley

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2012, 07:16:15 AM »
Well as a man he was a good natured fellow to meet, very kind. Well thought of and everybody liked him, wouldn't do nobody no harm at all. He do like most blind men do when they have a family or wife, do all they can to take care of them. - Rev. Gary Davis describes Blind Boy Fuller, in Oh, What A Beautiful City

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2012, 06:46:46 AM »
Once when singing in midtown Manhattan, a passer-by remarked that he played very much like Reverend Gary Davis, to which Gary replied that he knew Reverend Gary Davis quite well. - Barry Kornfeld in Oh, What a Beautiful City

I don't see how anyone could live that long inhaling all that rust - Rev. Gary Davis concerned about Sonny Terry's health, Oh, What a Beautiful City
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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2012, 07:00:35 AM »
If you hit my dog, sure gonna kick your cat - Ed Bell, "From Now On"

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2012, 05:12:27 PM »
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Added 46 quotes, for a total of 847. Thanks all, and please keep them coming.
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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2012, 05:12:35 AM »
Ok then:

"A lot of people think Elmore James wrote this song.  My vote goes to Robert Johnson because he recorded it when Elmore was 12."

Chris Smither introducing Dust My Broom.

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2012, 07:06:39 AM »
...Furry Lewis, a 77 year old, wooden-legged street sweeper from Memphis, told the audience that when he got married he had 15 cents and his wife had 25. "Then the next day she left me flat, sayin' I had got her just for the money." - Michael Lydon, New York Times, April 1970 (Oh, What a Beautiful City)
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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2012, 07:58:24 AM »
Your hair is so short, swear to God I can smell your brains - Kid Stormy Weather (Edmund Joseph), Short Hair Blues

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2012, 11:17:29 AM »
Your hair is so short, swear to God I can smell your brains - Kid Stormy Weather (Edmund Joseph), Short Hair Blues

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2012, 01:50:53 PM »
'Genuine negro blues in the style the negro likes? Be sure to demonstrate this record to every negro that comes to your counter. Tell them it is made by a real negro.' as ARC unsubtly put it in a 1931 dealer sheet plugging a Collins release. ? Chris Smith, notes from Yazoo's 'Crying Sam Collins - Jail House Blues'.
"Be good, & you will be lonesome." -Mark Twain

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2012, 02:11:37 PM »


"Can't you imagine how I feel now, I done told my real milk cow bye-bye"--Freddie Spruell, "Milk Cow Blues"

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2012, 02:32:00 AM »
...Furry Lewis, a 77 year old, wooden-legged street sweeper from Memphis, told the audience that when he got married he had 15 cents and his wife had 25. "Then the next day she left me flat, sayin' I had got her just for the money." - Michael Lyndon, New York Times, April 1970 (Oh, What a Beautiful City)
Can't resist a BH-type nitpick. Lyndon should be Lydon. Following publication of the first edition I drew Bob's attention to this so hopefully it made it to the current one.

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #28 on: February 18, 2012, 09:11:54 AM »
Thanks BH. It did not in fact make it to the current edition. Will correct the name above.

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #29 on: February 19, 2012, 08:26:59 AM »
I wanted to buy me some cakes but I had shot dice and lost my roll - Blind Lemon Jefferson, Bakershop Blues

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