Monday, July 16, 2018

BLUE MONDAY BLUES

“Oh, child, you killin’ me . . . you killin’ me graveyard dead, yeah yea-yeah!”

When I first started getting interested in blues music in the mid sixties, a friend played me an Elmore James track off the pictured LP and that sure shook my nerves and rattled my brain. I subsequently went out and bought said LP and one of my favorite tracks was this week’s feature: Munroe Moe Jackson’s “Go Away From My Door.” Little did I know at the time Mr. Jackson was a white guy, more a country singer than a blues artist. All I know is that this song was pretty batsh*t crazy, and having grown up listening to early rock & roll and having an affinity for the novelty songs of the era, from “Flying Saucer” to “Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour” to “Say Man” I was riding shotgun on this one, no questions asked. 

Anyway, we’ve been doing this Blues All Kinds gig for a long time, and we’re tired, and this seems like as good a song as any to ride out on. We may reappear somewhere down the line mixing up blues with country and then again we mightn’t. If you were to check in every now and again, old Frank Jive and I, we’d like that. . . .


Monroe “Moe” Jackson • Go ’Way From My Door • 1949

2 comments:

  1. OMG! What a song to go out on - my mind is blown - where are the smelling salts?

    Do the liner notes indicate what label this was released on?

    You're in my blogroll and, even though I lost my enthusiasm for blogging some time ago, due to its addictive hold on me, I still pop up now and then. Maybe you will too, BB. All the best till then.

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    1. Yes, ma'am, what a record! Hard to believe it was even issued. If my memory serves I think it was issued on Mercury, maybe in their rhythm & blues series? At any rate Mr. Jackson only did the one, and the flip was a Hank Williams cover with a guitar flub.

      We'll see about the future; as you wrote, one never knows. Thanks for listening!

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