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Thread #162706 Message #3875583
Posted By: GUEST,guest
06-Sep-17 - 10:56 PM
Thread Name: Stephen Calt's biography of Skip James
Subject: RE: Stephen Calt's biography of Skip James
So the Sandman calls Mr. Clark a "smart alec" for correcting him about the second Blind Blake's geographic location. The fact that you have no interest in the other Blake—your loss, by the way, he was actually rather interesting; not as interesting as the Florida Blake, but certainly not worthy of being dismissed as worthless by someone who has heard so little of his music as to not even know where in the world he was from nor the kind of music he did (Calypso). According to Elijah Wald, the Bahamian Blind Blake was probably the source for Johnny Cash's version of "Delia," Dave Van Ronk's "Yas, Yas, Yas," Paul Geremia's "Jones (Oh Jones)," and "Run, Come See Jerusalem," a tune that was done by many artists. Now that Mr. Calt is no longer with us, Mr. Sandman, with a little bit of schooling in the art of punctuation, capitalization and sentence construction, might be able to fill those shoes.