Concert van Jon Meyerjon Band in Café Theater G&A Boelens in Eelde op zondag 9 december

Op 9 december biedt G&A Boelens een podium aan een try-out van de Jon Meyerjon Band. Dit concert is een “Blues-Out” met eigen composities, een mix van verschillende muziekstijlen met altijd een verbinding naar blues.
De band bestaat uit: Jon Meyerjon (zang en gitaar), Lars Müller (sologitaar), Jos Bruining (bas) en René van Astenrode (drums).
Jon is bekend geworden als zanger-gitarist van de Asser Greyhound Blues Band. Hij heeft veel ervaring opgedaan op nationale en internationale festivals/bluesclubs, waarbij veel, vaak Amerikaanse, bluesmuzikanten werden begeleid. Jon heeft als singer-songwriter drie albums uitgebracht met eigen werk.
Lars speelt in de bluesy trio's Blue Brew en Buddy X en in BluesWorld Collective. Hij heeft gestudeerd aan het Conservatorium in Enschede en is docent elektrische en akoestische gitaar. Hij wordt geroemd om zijn virtuoos en groovy speelwijze.
Jos heeft zich ontwikkeld tot een veelzijdig bassist en gebruikt deze ervaring ook als docent. Hij heeft in diverse orkesten en ensembles gespeeld, variërend van classic jazz tot blues en van klassiek tot experimenteel.
René speelt drums, percussie en vibrafoon in meerdere formaties, o.a. in zijn kwartet “Good Vibes” en is tevens docent slagwerk. Hij studeerde aan conservatoria in Groningen, Den Haag en Amsterdam.
De muzikanten spelen de muziek met passie, waarbij ieder vanuit zijn eigen achtergrond zijn creativiteit inbrengt.
Locatie: Café Theater G&A Boelens, Eelde
Aanvang 16.00 uur
Toegang gratis

VLIEBLUES presenteert A Doggoners Blues Out in het Loodscafé met Jon Meyerjon en Lars Müller

vrijdag 22 juni en zaterdag 23 juni 2018
Zet deze data alvast in je agenda, want dan vindt de 2e gratis editie van Vlieblues plaats!
Op diverse locaties in het centrum van Oost-Vlieland spelen meerdere bluesbands. Op deze twee avonden kun je genieten van onversneden bluesmuziek.
Er kan nog het één en ander veranderen, dus hou deze site in de gaten.
Wil je dat wij je op de hoogte houden over dit gezellige festival? Laat dan hier je mailadres achter.

Playlist video’s Doggoners Blues Out

Index

Video 1: Drag It Up
Video 2: Sleep With Open Eyes
Video 3: Nobody's Blues
Video 4: Oh So In Love
Video 5: Red Hot Woman
Video 6: Nail A Turning Point
Video 7: Lonesome Rosie
Video 8: Slow Bear Blues
Video 9: Shuffling Kris
Video 10: I'm Hooked
Video 11: My Baby Blueses Me
Video 12: Extra (fragmenten: Wonder where, South Dakota, Boogie No5)

YouTube playlist Doggoners Blues Out in blues café tKeerpunt. 12 video's.

Love relationships gone bad

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In this column: Dust my broom, mop the floor, moppers blues, help me, diggin my potatoes, cabbage sprouts, tattoos all red|
This column is about sayings and words in blues lyrics. For a Dutchman it is sometimes hard to understand, what a singer is singing. In earlier days, we copied lyrics from vinyl records. If we didn't understand, we used "an English sounding word". Now with internet one can find out what was said and what the meaning is.

DUST MY BROOM

A sequel to the creeper story: let's look at meanings that are related to breaking a love.
In Dust My Broom Elmore James sings "I believe I"ll dust my broom". It means  to leave and not come back.  "I'm quittin' the best gal I'm lovin'. Now my friends can get in my room".
I believe I'll dust my broom is an original Robert Johnson tune, first recorded during his “San Antonio” session in the winter of 1936.

MOPPER'S BLUES / HELP ME

Moppers Blues (Big Bill Broonzy)
I've got to screw, I've got to roll,
I've got to sweep, 'n I've got to dust
Yes, I've got to mop, but I'm the happiest man in town

Help Me (Sonny Boy Williamson II)
I may have to wash, I may have to sew
I may have to cook, I might mop the floor
But you help me baby
You know if you don't help me darling
I'll find myself somebody else

DIGGIN' MY POTATOES

Dig (one's) potatoes. Washboard Sam and later Memphis Minnie sang "Diggin my potatoes". I means, that they tried to swoop on somebody's lover: to get in a relationship with someone who is involved with someone else.

Baby, they diggin' my potatoes
Lord, they trampin' on my vine
vine = vine field, tramping = behaving like a tramp, fooling around
Now I've got a special plan now baby
Lord, that a-restin' on my mind

Minnie sings
Now, I don't want no cabbage sprouts = young men
Bring me a solid head = full growns
Suppose they call the wagon = wagon car that will take you into jail, it's thread
I catched him in my bed

Sam:
You know they diggin' my potatoes
Lord, they trampin' on my vine
Now my vines is all green
'Tattoos they all red = ready to hook up with a woman

Sources: pancocojams.blogspot.nl, americanbluesscene.com, YouTube, Wikipedia, Hudson Motors Compagny, Archive Minneapolis, The Cruel Plains, M.H.Price a.o., truewestmagazine.com, The Austin Chronicle, Cambridge Free English Dictionary, Oxford Dictionary, TheSaurus.com, dragonjazz.com/grablue/blues_travel, Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture, Blues by Paul Breman, Blues by David Harrison, Quora.com, urbandictionary.com, Blogs.loc.gov, The Ballad Hunter by Alan Lomax, Black Pearls: Blues Queens of the 1920th by Daphne Duval Harrison, jopiepopie.blogspot.nl, 

3de Solo CD Jon Meyerjon | The Doggoners Blues Out

11 guys have performed musically in 4 evening sessions in the Bassman Studio.  The musical basis was pre-listened to the internet and during the recording, intuition and routine were the driving and creative forces.
This has resulted in a lively, varied album with contagious grooves.

You can order the CD with the Contacts form. Costs €10,-, includes shipping in Europe.

Nieuwe CD Greyhound Blues Band

Speciale jubileum-CD in een gelimiteerde oplage

DOGGONE LIVE ON RADIO BLUESWORLD
Registratie in Theater Landstede voor het radioprogramma Bluesworld van RTV ZOo Zwolle, het laatste optreden in het kader van onze 25-jarige jubileumtour.

Ruim 60 minuten Live Doggone Blues.
Zang en gitaar, Jon Meyerjon.
Bas, Martin van der Velde.
Drums, George Snijder.
Tijdens de jubileumtour werd de band aangevuld met Michiel Mens op hammondorgel.
Meer info op de website Greyhound Blues Band.

De CD kost € 5,00 (we rekenen € 3,00 voor de verzendkosten).
Bestellen via ons contactformulier..
U kunt ook € 8,00 overmaken op NL 03 INGB 0701 7906 01, tnv M.van der Velde, Rolde.
Onder vermelding van CD en uw adres.

Animals Part3 (37-39)

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In this column: Symbolic meaning of animals in blues lyrics, fattening frogs for snakes, monkey, dog, cat, kingsnake, catfish, PART3|
This column is about sayings and words in blues lyrics. For a Dutchman it is sometimes hard to understand, what a singer is singing. In earlier days, we copied lyrics from vinyl records. If we didn't understand, we used "an English sounding word". Now with internet one can find out what was said and what the meaning is.

FATTENING FROGS FOR SNAKES

Fattening frogs for snake, Sonny Boy Williamson

"It took me a long time, to find out my mistakes
Took me a long time, to find out my mistakes
(It sho' did man)
But I bet you my bottom dollar, I'm not fattenin' no more frogs for snakes"

The title ‘Fattening Frogs for Snakes’ refers to an old American proverb about putting loads of energy into something and not reaping the benefits. you spend ages fattening up a frog with lots of delicacies and then a big snake slips into his cage and eats him.
In Sonny Boy's song the frog is a woman and the snake an other man.

Sonny Boy with The Animals

Virginia Liston sang in 1925 "I'm sick of fattening frogs for snakes":

"I dressed him all up, though he was no good,
he played with all the girl's in the neighborhood.
So now I'm tired of fattening frogs for snakes."

Bumble Bee Slim's "Fattenin' frogs for snakes" (1935):

"You got your breakfast in the morning, your dinner on time.
I let you spend my dollar, just like you spend my dime.
I'm gettin' tired, baby, fattening frogs for snakes.
All these many years, baby, I'm just now seen my mistake."

"Fattening frogs for Snakes" was also the title of a book about the old blues musicians by John Sinclair. He compares the years of musical craftsmanship of the Delta blues musicians to fattening frogs for snakes. According to his take on things, these (mostly African American) blues men and women spent years honing their craft, and then suddenly all these white musicians swooped in in the 60s and had huge success by appropriating blues music.

johnsinclair-fatteningfrogsforsnakes

MONKEY

Sell My Monkey, Tampa Red (1942)
Monkey is "Female genitalia".

"It used to be hers, but she gave it to me
Why she wanna sell him, I just can't see

She wanna sell my monkey, but that'll never do
....

I have to hang around, Every day and night
I can't trust the girl, Out of my sight
She wanna sell my monkey, but that'll never do"

BB performing Tampa's "Sell My Monkey"

In an earlier episode I talked about a monkey man. One can say: "It's all about monkey business."
When a man or woman is a "dog", he or she is an unattractive and dull person. On the other hand when he is a "cat", he is cool and interesting to be with. "So you better be a pussycat than a monkey man".

CRAWLING KING SNAKE / CATFISH

The kingsnake is so named because even though it is non-venomous, it can eat poisonous snakes such as rattlesnakes, copperheads, and coral snakes with no ill effect. The kingsnake shows up in blues songs like “Crawling Kingsnake Blues” by John Lee Hooker as a metaphor for virility and domination. Blues musicians like Hooker often bragged about their sexual ability.

"You know I’m a crawling kingsnake, baby, and I rules my den
Well, I’m a crawling kingsnake, baby, and I rules my den
Don’t want you ’round my mate
Gonna use her for myself"

California Kingsnake
California Kingsnake

John Lee Hooker with Ry Cooder in 1992

Robert Petway's Catfish Blues

"What if I were a catfish, mama
I said swimmin’ deep down in, deep blue sea
Have these gals now, sweet mama, settin’ out,
Settin’ out hooks for me, settin’ out hook for me
Settin’ out hook for me, settin’ out hook for me
Settin’ out hook for me, settin’ out hook for me"

Big river catfish

Robert Petway (possibly October 18, 1907 – ?) recorded only 16 songs, but it has been said that he was an influence on many notable blues and rock musicians, including John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix.
There is only one known picture of Petway, a publicity photo from 1941.

Sources: pancocojams.blogspot.nl, americanbluesscene.com, YouTube, Wikipedia, Hudson Motors Compagny, Archive Minneapolis, The Cruel Plains, M.H.Price a.o., truewestmagazine.com, The Austin Chronicle, Cambridge Free English Dictionary, Oxford Dictionary, TheSaurus.com, dragonjazz.com/grablue/blues_travel, Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture, Blues by Paul Breman, Blues by David Harrison, Quora.com, urbandictionary.com, Blogs.loc.gov, The Ballad Hunter by Alan Lomax, Black Pearls: Blues Queens of the 1920th by Daphne Duval Harrison, jopiepopie.blogspot.nl, redhotjazz.com, The Blues Lyrics Formula by Michael Taft, American Ballads and Folk Songs by Alan Lomax and John Avery Lomax, The Past Is Not Dead: Essays from the  Southern Quarterly by Douglas B. Chambers, EarlyBlues.com, railroad-line.com,  Jason Lee Davis' RailFan Pages , centertruthjustice.org, genius.com, Africa-American Proverbs In Context by Sw Anand Prahlad, Görgen Antonsson, Songfacts.com,