A heated discussion on 'Race, Gender & the Blues'

Stan Erhart stan@erhart.net
Tue May 29 22:33:04 EDT 2012

The first line of the last verse has become a standard blues lyric. It's just not usually followed by a yodel. 

"I'd rather drink muddy water and sleep in a hollow log"
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Here's a sample from the most popular country singer of the pre-war era.   His music was played on most radio stations in the south.  His records were sold in large numbers in the same area.
Of course, I don't hear any of this influence in any blues record ever made.


Ricky Stevens 

Arkabutla, Mississippi

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