Thursday, May 08, 2014


Here’s Frank Stokes and Dan Sane with a little ditty about thieving preachers, which seems to have been a blueprint for Bob Dylan’s “I Shall Be Free” songs. “I don’t like ’em, they’ll rob you. . . .”

Beale Street Sheiks – Stokes & Sane • You Shall • 1927

Photo: Dan Sane (l), Frank Stokes (r), from the booklet to The Best of Frank Stokes (Yazoo 2072).

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