Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Definition of the Blues

What is the Blues ?

Furry Lewis, country blues guitarist and songwriter, the man who Joni Mitchell refers to in 'Furry Sings the Blues", old-time Memphis blues musician of the 1920's, provides the best definition of the blues I have ever heard............

"You know, old folks say, it's along lane don't have no end and a bad wind don't never change. But one day, when Hoover was President, I was driving my cart down Beale Street, and I seen a rat, sitting on top of a garbage can, eating an onion, crying"

Image: Courtesy Lucky Seven

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