Categorie: Sayings words in blues

zzxm | Soul food (1)

In this column: soul food Soul food (aka downhome southern food) is often mentioned in blues lyrics. The menu includes dishes with: oxtails, neck bones, pigs' feet, ham hocks, chitterlings, ribs (pork and beef), fried chicken, catfish, several kinds of green, turnips, rutabagas, fried corn, fried green tomatoes, field peas, cobbler and cornbread. The most …

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zzzc | Animals (3)

In this column: Symbolic meaning of animals in blues lyrics, fattening frogs for snakes, monkey, dog, cat, kingsnake, catfish, PART3 Fattening frogs for snake, Sonny Boy Williamson"It took me a long time, to find out my mistakesTook me a long time, to find out my mistakes(It sho' did man)But I bet you my bottom dollar, …

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zzzd | Animals (2)

In this column: Symbolic meaning of animals in blues lyrics, chicken, rooster, PART2 In Bessie Tucker's Katy Blues you read the following stanza:"Well, I ain't no pullet, I'm a real young hen;If you come by here once, you'll come back again."A pullet is a female chicken younger than one year of age. On her first …

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zzzf | Trains (2)

In this column: Colorado Central, Narrow Gauge Railways, The Chief, Santa Fe's Fleet Of Famous Trains, Freight Train Blues, Yellow Dog Blues, Smokestack Lightning, Trixie Smith, Louis Armstrong, W.C.Handy, Howling Wolf In the episode about C.C.Rider you can read that C.C. the acronym could be for Colorado Central.The Colorado Central Railroad operated in Colorado and southeastern Wyoming in …

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zzzg | Trains (1)

In this column: The Katy, The Santa Fe, The Dummy, The Chief, The Midland, The T.P, Mystery Train, Mean Old Train, Midnight Special, The Box Car More background information on trains, on the basis of the song Katy Blues of Bessie Tucker."Katy's at the station, Santa Fe is in the yard; Mmmmmmmm, Santa Fe is …

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