Looking For A Cherry
Posted in 1930s,Honey,Piano Blues on 08.14.06

My car’s alternator died last night. The place I took my car to doesn’t really seem to be in much of a hurry to jump on this project, which I mean would be pretty helpful if they would at least take a gander at the issue and give me a call back.

To lighten my mood, I listened to Billy Mitchell all morning. Mitchell recorded half a dozen tracks in 1936 in his drunken, rambling blues piano style that apparently didn’t endear him to blues listeners as he never recorded any other tracks. This songs are really fun, and don’t stray too much in cheesy talking piano bar blues material.

Billy Mitchell – Looking For A Cherry (1936)


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By Grant on 08.18.06 11:40 am

What kind of car is it? Alternator replacement can be very simple, depending on the age of the car, (I say age, because location and ease of access is sometimes predicated on it.) Anyway, sorry to hear about your car trouble.

By Dan on 09.17.06 12:55 am

Bravo! I love Billy Mitchell. Wouldn’t even know who he was, if not for Dr. Demento playing ‘Buzz Buzz Buzz’ about 21 years ago… thanks man!

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