is it blues or rock?

Ray Mikell
Fri Jul 18 23:17:00 EDT 1997

Poul K. Faarup writes that Robert Johnson was pure:

Dear Paul:
  Read up on Robert Johnson and get back to us. He played all kinds of
material for people. A common request, it is said, was "Tumbling
Tumbleweeds." Also there's what's pretty much a ragtime number on his
friggin' collection -- "They're Red Hot," the one about staple of the Delta
diet, tamales. Purists are said to despise it.

"For God's sake let's have a little more freakish behavior -- not less."
  -- Tennessee Williams, 1945

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