The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8432   Message #52217
Posted By: Zorro
06-Jan-99 - 12:49 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Deep Elem Blues / Deep Ellum / Deep Elm
Subject: RE: Deep Elem Blues (?)
I recall a country wester singer doing "Deep Elm" blues when I was a kid, someone like Webb Pierce, about that era. Elm street is in Dallas Texas and was where the blues folk hung 30-40-50 years ago and today. The blacks of that era had difficulty with Elm and pronounced it Elem. It's still a place tourists like to go, but the music is a bit wilder, as are the folk from deep Elm. This info is courtesy of my daughter who lives in the Dallas area and educated me about Deep Elm. Being a blues freak I was glad to find out about it. Growing up, I identified Deep Elm as a town, "Deepellm.." We learn more from our children that we ever teach them and that's the way it should be.. Z