Sonny Boy # 1
Thu Mar 31 12:50:08 EST 2005
Some people will Steal anything of yours If they Can profit from it one way
or Other I have heard Guys Bullshit about A Kid being theirs Before D&A
What You think Of That . People would sit and agree Yes That sure do look
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Edwards" <mike@KINGMUDDFISH.COM>
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 8:02 AM
Subject: Re: Sonny Boy # 1
> I always had the opinion that it was kind funny and figured Rice Miller
> a good sense of humor, a bit of sly business savy and balls to
> become "Sonny Boy Williamson".
> It's like what happens in a soap opera when an actor gets a better job or
> quits or dies and they bring in another actor to play that same character
> that has been around forever. Everyone watching knows its a new actor
> trying to play the same character in their own way. In a way, each great
> blues performer creates a character that represents their onstage persona.
> In Sonny Boy I's case, he died and Rice Miller stepped in to play the
> character. Discussing the merits of SBW(I) vs SBW(II) is a lot like
> discussing who the best 007 was -- entertaining and enlightening.
> We'll never know the true motivations; but the mystery is intruiging. All
> is fair in love and war and entertainment.
> Mike Edwards
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