blues artists and their hair

Ricky Stevens deltabluz@HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 21 09:15:42 EDT 2012


If memory serves Cab Calloway originated the phrase "fried, dyed, and laid to the side" to describe his hair.  

Ricky Stevens 

Arkabutla, Mississippi

> From: William.Wax@siriusxm.com
> To: deltabluz@HOTMAIL.COM; BLUES-L@LISTSERV.NETHELPS.COM
> Subject: RE: blues artists and their hair
> Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 13:01:57 +0000
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> I think Guitar Slim was known for doing the same thing and if you are doing a Blues show about Blues artists and their don't forget Bobby Parker.
> 
> Bill Wax, Proprietor of Low-Fi's Bar and Pool Hall in the heart of Bluesville.
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> Mississippi Slim would dye his hair to match his suits.  Purple suit-purple hair.  Green suit -green hair.
> 
> 
> Ricky Stevens 
> 
> Arkabutla, Mississippi
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> > Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 05:19:59 -0500
> > From: papajoe61@HOTMAIL.COM
> > Subject: blues artists and their hair
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> > I am preparing my blues radio show for tomorrow on the topic of hair and thought I would add a segment about artists who made statements with their styles or with their monikers.  Any ideas to help out?
> > Here are some that came to mind:
> > Professor LonghairEddie "Cleanhead" VinsonMuddy Waters (during his 
> > conk hairstyle era)Baldhead PeteH-Bomb Ferguson (colorful wigs) btw I've seen Etta James as a blonde, does anyone know, was that her hair or a wig?
> > Papajoe, host of the Blues Cafe', WWSP, Saturdays 3 - 7pm
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