I just don't look good naked anymore....blues

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I just don't look good naked anymore....blues

Post by Barry on Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:13 pm

That cogent observation is the title and punch line contained in a funny blues tune by singer/songwriter Paula Harris, one of my current favourite blues performers.

The reason I bring it up is that, at the shop, we're buried in a concrete and steel building which effectively screens out almost all FM radio signals, leaving only one or two barely tolerable stations which manage to sneak through. As they tend to cycle the same crap over and over, in order to preserve what's left of my sanity I often turn to the internet on my laptop for something more palatable. That usually turns out to be a Blues station for most of the day.

I started noticing, besides the predictable 12 bar thing which after all is the format of the genre, that there tended to be a lot of other lyrical elements which tended towards repetition. Notably for me, was a lot of mention of a "door", or more correctly pronounced "doe".

Folks always seem to be "walkin' out the doe", or "comin' in the doe", or "hearin' the doe slam shut", etc.
And things always seem to happen when "I got up this mornin' " Of course the "rain wuz comin' down" And everybody's cheatin' on everybody.

Just like Paula's tune above, some of the funniest lyrical ideas are also found in songs by contemporary performers. Just this morning I heard, "Stick a fork in me baby, I'm done with you!"

So how 'bout it. What's yer favourite blues quote. No country poop please, we don need no steekin' pickup trucks!

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Post by BriGuy1968 on Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:03 pm

From Rik Emmett's "Woke Up This Morning (Blues in My Fingers)" from the album "Ipso Facto"

I telephoned my analyst, said "What's a man to do
when every single thing in his world is turning blue?"
She said "I recommend the Lonnie Johnson remedy,
it's the only known cure for that particular disease."

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Post by The Don on Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:42 am

Always been partial to the Oreo Cookie Blues

Lonnie Mack wrote:Chocolate on my fingers, icing on my lips
Sugar diabetes and blubber on my hips
I keep the night light burning in the kitchen baby
So I can go downstairs and cruise
I got them oreo creme sandwich
Chocolate covered creme filled cookie blues

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Post by corsair on Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:58 am

I think the embargo on country is a bit mean as I've just discovered Antsy MacLean and the trailerpark troubadours whose lyrics are just brilliant. I'd mention some, but I'm not allowed to.... Barry said so!! Laughing

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Post by gittarasaurus on Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:06 pm

I don't care what the people thinkin'
I ain't drunk, I'm just drinkin'!
Albert Collins

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Post by Barry on Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:29 pm

That's the, um, spirit Mike!

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Post by jim on Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:09 pm

Different country...
same old blues

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Post by jim on Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:24 pm

Not anymore off topic please

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Post by Barry on Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:49 pm

Huh?? Neutral

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Post by gittarasaurus on Mon May 11, 2015 5:03 pm

years ago when i lived in Mendocino County CA i listened to the local public radio station, KMUD. i still listen to the stream online sometimes. this past Saturday morning was a great show filled with kind of toons you are talking about. they only archive the show for 13 days due to copyright laws, so check it out today. you can stream the show, but no easy downloading available. i used Audacity software to copy the stream (allows me to edit out stuff like the weather reports etc.)

on the archive page you will have to scan down the schedule to find the stream
the show is called Don't Get Trouble On Your Mind, dated Saturday May 9, 2015, archive stream found on this page 


Very Happy
Its true that its sad, but its sadder that its true, love has been linked to the blues
Twisted Evil
Who'll ever know, cause i'll never tell…
I'll never do that no mo' (ain't that the same thing you said befo')
Evil or Very Mad
Bo Diddley had him a rockin big time
but he never made a solitary dime
don't mind laughin, but it just ain't funny
what ever happen to Bo Diddley's money?
Don\'t Know

check out the live stream sometime at KMUD

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Post by Barry on Mon May 11, 2015 6:05 pm

*Hee hee* By George I think he's got it!

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