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Thread #24525   Message #282762
Posted By: Stewie
22-Aug-00 - 06:49 PM
Thread Name: Help: 'The Devil's Music'
Subject: RE: Help: 'The Devil's Music'
Don't forget Peetie Wheatstraw. He was born William Bunch but, with a flair for the dramatic, he gave himself a name rooted in folk traditions - Peetie Wheatstraw [better known such names were Stavin' Chain, Long John, John the Conqueror, Jack the Bear]. Not contented with a single title, he later styled himself 'The Devil's Son-in-Law. The latter title was added beneath the name 'Peetie Wheatstraw' from his earliest recordings. Still later, he promoted himself as 'The High Sheriff from Hell'. [Information from P.Oliver 'Blues Off the Record'].