Effective blues communications
Wed Sep 15 17:29:53 EDT 2004
"You can learn everything
That they teach ya in scool
But if you can't Rock-n-Roll
You a nat'chrel fool
Etta James rocks.
--- Scott <checker758@YAHOO.COM> wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 11:09:08 EDT, Dick Waterman
> <Jinxblues@aol.com> wrote:
> >I have correspondence from old blues artists
> including three letters from
> >Mississippi John Hurt. Some of them just rearranged
> the letters of their
> >Robert Pete Williams generally wrote "Robret Ptee"
> and my affectionate
> >for Fred McDowell was "Ferd" because that's how he
> signed his name.
> My nickname for Sunnyland Slim (although I confess
> never directly addressed
> him this way) was Sunnyland Slad, because that's the
> way he autographed one
> of his records for me. No disrespect intended - I
> know/knew many
> marginally literate blues guys with a lot more
> street smarts and common
> sense than folks with lots of expensive
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