Wish I Didn’t Have To Miss You
Posted in Honey on 08.30.05

I’ve been having a hard time tearing myself away from this Jack Green and Jeannie Seely album long enough to blog, this might be the finest country duet album this side of Wagner and Parton. I’ve gotten myself all in a muss browsing the depth of emusic’s Document collection. I don’t need another bill, but this might have to happen. Though I hope that the ease of download pre-war blues doesn’t make you all leave Honey. I mean you like me for me, right? guys?

I always joke to Megan, the designer of this site and my dearest love, that the reason I post all these songs about husbands and wives killing each other isn’t because I have some deep resentment of being tied down, but because there aren’t really love songs in blues. This really sweet track by Ollie Shepard proves me very wrong, and is dedicated to Megan. Ollie Shepard is one of the blues musicians who was somewhat popular in the pre-war era , but who time has not been true to, as today Shepard is mostly forgotten which is sad because he stands out as a tender blues figure, not tender like say John Hurt, but as a dashing and romantic blues singer who if alive and well would have fit in nicely as a singer for Verve. This track Brown Skin Woman, is a wonderful love song about his woman who walks “like she’s got an oilwell in her backyard.” Shepard plays piano on the track and is accompanied by Lonnie Johnson on guitar briefly.

Ollie Shepard – Brown Skin Woman


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By Kate on 08.30.05 11:13 pm

Megan’s a lucky woman to have such a song dedicated to her!

By ms megan on 08.31.05 8:37 am

I am quit a lucky lady!! You know how to put a smile on my face. Thanks Honey for such a lovely dedication.

Even though I am far from 5’2.

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