Freddie King (and others) spelling

Mon Feb 17 10:26:14 EST 1997

Anybody else notice that in blues, the spelling of a name that normally ends
in a letter "y" in the rest of the world, gets changed to an "ie" in the
blues world.  Examples (there are so many):

            Willie Dixon
            Freddie King
            Jimmie Vaughan
            Sippie Wallace
            Rickie Miller

Z'up widdat, anyway?  ;-)

Riffin Rick

Senior Research Assistant,
& Marine Facilities Manager
Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research

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