Monday, May 30, 2011

candy man

Rev. Gary Davis playing "Candyman"

Taj Mahal - Fishin' blues

Taj Mahal - Cakewalk into town (original version, 1972, good quality)

Taj Mahal - She Caught the Katy & Left Me the Mule to Ride


Taj Mahal - Queen Bee

Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own - Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal Johnny Too Bad

1st Studio Recording "Me & Bobby McGee" Janis Joplin

"No Reason For Livin" [Live] Young Janis Joplin

"I'll Drown In My Own Tears" [Live] Young Janis Joplin

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Blind Willie McTell - Statesboro Blues


Wake up mama, turn your lamp down low
Wake up mama, turn your lamp down low
Have you got the nerve to drive papa McTell from your door

My mother died and left me reckless, my daddy died and left me wild, wild, wild
Mother died and left me reckless, daddy died and left me wild, wild, wild
No, I'm not good lookin', I'm some sweet woman's angel child

You're a mighty mean woman, to do me this a-way
You're a mighty mean woman, to do me this a-way
Going to leave this town, pretty mama, going away to stay

I once loved a woman, better than I ever seen
I once loved a woman, better than I ever seen
Treat me like I was a king and she was a doggone queen

Sister, tell your Brother, Brother tell your Auntie, Auntie, tell your Uncle,
Uncle tell my Cousin, Cousin tell my friend
Goin' up the country, Mama, don't you want to go?
May take me a fair brown, may take me one or two more

Big Eighty left Savannah, Lord, and did not stop
You ought to saw that colored fireman when he got that boiler hot
Reach over in the corner, hand me my travelin' shoes
You know by that, I got them Statesboro blues

Sister got 'em, daddy got 'em
Brother got 'em, mama got 'em
Woke up this morning, we had them Statesboro blues
I looked over in the corner,
Grandpa and grandma had 'em too.