Mustang Sally (was Re: Pocono Blues Festival

Walter Potter maxdog-blues-l@COMCAST.NET
Tue Aug 5 16:33:16 EDT 2008


There's a sign on the wall near the stage at the Bradfordville Blues Club that says "Requests $1.00, Mustang Sally $10.00" and still some folks don't get the hint. One day I'm going to add a zero and turn the point into a comma. The owner has actually threatened to charge a band $10.00 if they play it (just kidding of course).
--
Walter


 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Jimmy Jacobs <fakeyjake@charter.net>
> I've had local band leaders respond: "Jimmy Jacobs is here tonight and he
> won't let us play that song."
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Blues Music List [mailto:BLUES-L@LISTS.NETSPACE.ORG] On Behalf Of
> ARTHUR A SCHUNA
> Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 1:03 PM
> To: BLUES-L@LISTS.NETSPACE.ORG
> Subject: Mustang Sally (was Re: Pocono Blues Festival
> 
> I heard one of the best responses to an audience request for Mustang Sally
> from a band playing last weekend in Madison
> 
> "I'm sorry but our contract forbids us from playing Mustang Sally in this
> performance"
> 
> 
> Art
> 
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> >  
> >   >Regarding "Proud Mary"...The audience reaction to bands playing
> >   >such 'classic' material is quite different than many of us would 
> > have. And
> >   >they would fill up the dance floor for "Mustang Sally."
> >  
> >  Big whoop. I've played in plenty of bands that had to do that song to 
> > 
> >  fill up the dance floor. When I ran into Sir Mac Rice at the Handys 
> >  eight years ago, our conversation went like this:
> >  
> >  Me: "If you only knew how many times --"
> >  
> >  Mac: "Oh, I do."
> >  
> >  That was the extent of our Mustang Sally conversation. We never even 
> > 
> >  mentioned the song title. Didn't have to. Mustang Sally belongs in 
> >  bars, at club dates and dances. Playing it at a major blues festival 
> > 
> >  is tantamount to singing "Kumbaya" at a major folk festival. Might as 
> > 
> >  well be doing karaoke.
> 
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