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"Motherless Children" (1927) by Willie Johnson (1897-1945) - Not Eric Clapton or Bob Dylan


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15 hours ago, DonRocks said:

to me, *this* is blues:

Since you brought up Blind Willie Johnson, here's a World War I song he did, When the War Was On. I rather like the lyrics!

About half his songs are done in a natural sounding voice and the other half in this "false" bass voice. I've heard it called chest singing but I don't know.

Measure your barley, measure your wheat

Half a pound of sugar for a person a week

Folks didn't like it, they blamed Uncle Sam

"I got to save the sugar for the boys in France!"

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