I’m Going Down To The Cemetery
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Posted in 1920s,Female Blues,Honey on 09.11.06

Blindman’s Blues Forum is a great source of information and they clued me in on this wonderful video featuring Alan Lomax narrating his own trip down to the Delta in 1979. The site, FolkStreams is a great archive of a bunch of mostly – Southern culture videos including others by Lomax and other researchers and artists like the Seegers. One of my favorites is this video, Hundred and Two Mature, featuring Harry Lieberman an artist who didn’t discover his craft until his 80s.

Edna Hicks cut around a dozen tracks for Paramount and I guess she didn’t show enough range to warrant a dozen more. The band behind her, featuring Porter Grainger on piano, has a bunch of fun with this track and she sings it well. Followers of the blog knows I’m a sucker for these types of songs, and lyrics like the closing one: Everytime he kisses me that funny feeling creeps up my back.
Edna Hicks – Poor Me Blues (1923)

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