Tuesday, June 03, 2014

DO YOU HAVE TO MAKE A CHANGE

“Through the smoke and the racket of the noisy Chicago bar float Louisiana bayous, muddy old swamps, Mississippi dust and sun, cotton fields, lonesome roads, train whistles in the night, mosquitoes at dawn, and the Rural Free Delivery that never brings the right letter.” —Langston Hughes on Memphis Minnie


Memphis Minnie • I Got to Make a Change Blues • 1941



Many thanks to Mudwerks and Time Is the Architect.

Memphis Minnie, vocal/guitar; Little Son Joe, guitar; unknown, string bass. Chicago, 21 May 1941.

2 comments:

  1. Nice to be surprised by a mid-day post, Frank - again, great sound quality - sounds like we could be in the studio with her. I like the photo, too!

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  2. Surprised me too. Stumbled on the quote and the tune on Mudwerks this afternoon and just had to post 'em here. I had to boost the sound a little bit as the late 80s CD was pretty low volume. . . . Thanks!

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