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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #30 on: February 21, 2012, 10:59:02 AM »
I'm not jealous but I'm superstitious, but most working men's that way...

Willie "61" Blackwell - four o'clock blues
...so blue I shade a part of this town.

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #31 on: February 22, 2012, 09:09:14 AM »
You can't make no money layin' straight these days - Bo Carter, "Doubled Up In a Knot"

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #32 on: February 29, 2012, 08:14:18 PM »
In a recent interview, he recalled the moment they fell in love: She turned to me one day and said, "Let?s run upstairs and make love". I looked at her. "At my age," I said, "it?s going to have to be one or the other? - Davy Jones on how he got together with his third wife, Daily Telegraph obit

Well maybe not, seems like I've heard that joke before. RIP Davy Jones, anyway.
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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #33 on: March 01, 2012, 03:38:42 AM »
I got to get drunk, Vi - I'm going to play with Big Joe.  -  Ransom Knowling tells his wife what it takes to play with Big Joe Williams, quoted in Deep South Piano by Karl Gert zur Heide

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #34 on: March 03, 2012, 07:42:46 AM »
...Mary had a little lamb, it's feets was white as snow
Mary'd take that lamb with her, 'most every place that she go
she went to the depot agent, said "give me a ticket to Kokomo"
ticket agent looked down at mary's lamb said "I declare your lamb can't go"

Freddie Spruell - Mr. Freddie's Kokomo Blues
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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #35 on: March 05, 2012, 06:52:21 AM »
He would pull out his gun and show it to me, and one time, as diffidently as I could, I said, "You know Gary, you are blind. Don't you think maybe it's not such a good idea..." He said, "If I can hear it, I can shoot it." - Rev. Gary Davis remembered by Dave Van Ronk, in The Mayor of MacDougal Street

(though the quote was actually found in Tilling's Oh What a Beautiful City)

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #36 on: March 05, 2012, 10:26:09 AM »
Barry Melton:

...I woke up and remember having to go into my room to get some clothes or something out of my chest of drawers. I was very quiet, as I could hear Rev snoring and didn't want to wake him. Well, I got whatever it was and I was headed toward the door when I heard in a commanding voice,"Don't move or you're dead!". I turned around to see Rev with a .38 revolver in his hand pointed in my general direction, but sort of moving around so as to cover a wider target area. I remember screaming something to the effect of, "No--don't shoot." Rev replied, "One wrong move and you're dead." Well, then I started talking a mile a minute..."Rev, it's me, it's Barry, don't shoot Rev...I was only getting something from my chest of drawers..." Finally, Rev said, "Is that you, Barry?" The incident was soon over, and I had escaped with me life. I guess, from his perspective, it must have been kind of weird to be alone, blind, on the road 3,000 miles from home and rooming with a bunch of lunatic young musicians many years his junior. But to this day, the picture of Reverend Gary Davis that sticks in my mind the most is early in the morning, half-awake and blind as a bat, with a .38 in his hand pointed in my general direction. It was one of the most frightening moments of my life.
...so blue I shade a part of this town.

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #37 on: March 05, 2012, 10:33:36 AM »
Says I love you woman, love your husband too
Have to love your husband to get to be wit you

Charley Jordan - Hunkie Tunk Blues
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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #38 on: March 12, 2012, 01:12:04 PM »
They tell me God don't like ugly. Said, boy, your home's in hell - Sam Chatmon, "God Don't Like Ugly"

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #39 on: March 16, 2012, 06:06:16 PM »

Always keep your hat on. You know back in those days there was quite a lot of jealous guys in the audience and sometimes you have to run. But, If you got your hat on your head and you have to run, you know you left the house with it. -- Mississippi John Hurt giving advice to Archie Edwards

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #40 on: March 18, 2012, 01:20:26 PM »

Don?t die until you?re dead. -- Mississippi John Hurt

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #41 on: March 18, 2012, 01:22:03 PM »

John had recently flown for the first time and did not like it at all. Pat Sky tried to reassure him, saying it was a pretty safe means of transport and adding, ?Anyway, when it?s your time to go, it?s your time to go." John thought a while and answered, ?Yeah, but what if you?re on the plane and it?s the pilot?s time to go?? -- from Phil Ratcliffe's Biography of Mississippi John Hurt

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #42 on: March 19, 2012, 09:42:17 AM »

John said he had been to the doctor, who said, ?You gotta quit smoking those Camels.? Eyeing the cigarette that John was about to place in his mouth, someone said, ?But John, you?re still smoking,? to which John replied, ?Well, he didn?t say nothin? about Pall Malls.? -- from Phil Ratcliffe's Biography of Mississippi John Hurt

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #43 on: March 19, 2012, 06:04:55 PM »
"Willie Walker was the Art Tatum of blues guitar." - Josh White to Paul Oliver.

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Re: Stop and Listen - Quote Drive 2012
« Reply #44 on: March 20, 2012, 01:10:29 PM »
Boys it's alright to be poor, but it's so unconvenient nowadays!"
Dr Clayton - Walking With The Blues

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