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Thread #95795   Message #2974834
Posted By: Stewie
28-Aug-10 - 06:46 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Origin Req: Bay Rum Blues
Subject: RE: Lyr/Origin Req: Bay Rum Blues
The Dave and Howard recording has been reissued on the latest compilation from Marshall Wyatt's Old Hat Records: Various Artists 'Gastonia Gallop: Cotton Mill Songs & Hillbilly Blues' Old Hat CD-1007' (2009). The album is subtitled: 'Piedmont Texile Workers on Record, Gaston County, North Carolina 1927-1931'.

The recording was reissued previously on Various Artists 'Jake Leg Blues' Jass Records J-CD-642 (1994).

I agree with the previous poster that the first line of the Ashley & Foster record should be 'Well, I went to Gastonia'.

Also, the reissue recording that I have [ on 'Harmonica Blues' Yazoo CD 1053] has 'Come on boy you're CHAIN GANG bound'(Spoken: 'Second offence')in line 3 of stanza 3. The first line of stanza 4 should be: 'Now some people says BAY RUM'S a good tonic'.

--Stewie.