Devil And My Brown
Posted in 1920s,Honey,Piedmont Blues on 05.25.06

Bo-Weavil Jackson is one of those mythical blues musicians who record a few tracks under a few different names (Sam Butler was his Vocalion Records name) but are so unique that those few records are all it takes for their names to be remembered as one of the blues greats. Jackson is a brilliant and unusual guitar player who plays it fast and precise while shouting/speaking the lyrics just as fast, but not nearly as precise.

Bo-Weavil Jackson – You Can’t Keep No Brown (1926)

Bo-Weavil Jackson – Devil And My Brown Blues (1926)


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By Erik HOst on 10.24.06 7:00 pm

Well Peter, Bo-Weavil Jackson’s “You Can’t Keep No Brown” is a g-r-e-a-t blues, and certainly among my favorites. Funny this was never issued on 78rpm, but somebody must have a testpressing of it, as it came out on an LP in the 90’es.
Beautiful stuff !

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