Halloween Blues Songs
Thu Oct 25 20:29:47 EDT 2007
> Walter Potter <maxdog-blues-l@COMCAST.NET> wrote: Steve Greer wrote:
>> I'm looking for blues songs that will work well on a Halloween-themed
>> radio show. Please submit your suggestions!
Consider the massive quantities of pre-war blues records, in particular
by the "classic" women singers. "Them's Graveyard Wordds" by
Bessie comes to mind.
There were a lot of such records. Mostly white A&R men thought
that the black audience was largely ignorant and superstitious and
they'd buy such stuff.
To today's audience, they may seem a bit hokey, even demeaning
but some very good artists get trapped into that game and they
deserve to be better treated by today's fans.
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