When I’m Dead Give It To My ‘Bearer
Posted in 1920s,Female Blues on 04.10.09

I signed on a house last week, hopefully that means I’ll be able to unpack all my blues cds finally after their 6 or so months of captivity in old wine boxes. Durham will be my new home, I can already feel the Bull City pride sweeping through my consciousness.

If you were having problems downloading the last couple files, I believe I’ve fixed the extra “/” being inserted when uploading files.

Today’s track is from Elizabeth Johnson who spins Easy (See See, C.C) Rider into a first person narrative about leaving that man…then comes back for revenge with a “big long shiny barrel.” Despite the familiar premise the lyrics are strong, and Johnson breaks her monotone singing style for a few moments where she lets some guinie anger slip in when singing “I ain’t no dog/please don’t dog me around/it’s your time now…” The title seems ironic, as there’s no Sobbin’ in this side.

Elizabeth Johnson – Sobbin’ Woman Blues (1928)


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By Recordapedia on 04.14.09 12:30 am

thanks for the article really enjoyed it!

By sarah on 07.09.09 9:52 pm

hey, i found your site b/c i was on hold with walgreens and they were playing the C.C. Rider song! i had to find out who it was, and low and behold i found your site. thanks so much!

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