The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #46729   Message #696195
Posted By: Art Thieme
22-Apr-02 - 11:28 PM
Thread Name: Tab. needed for 'Shake Sugaree' please!
Subject: RE: Tab. needed for 'Shake Sugaree' please!
Kat and all--Hello. (Congrats on the big move. Be calm and breath deep.)

On the version of "Shake Sugaree" I did on my LP THAT'S THE TICKET (C-90) for Folk Legacy Records(available from me on a cassette ), I gave credit to Libba Cotten and mentioned that it was a folk processed version I did. I learned the song from LISA KINDRED in 1965 (Chicago---a hoot at a club named MOTHER BLUES. Lisa had already changed it some. Then I added a couple of verses of my own and tossed in a minor chord. Libba sang "All I got's in pawn." I think Lisa sang it, "Everything I had done and gone." Anyhow, that's how I sang it for 3 or 4 decades. In that time my voice changed. I recorded it in C but did it in G for the last 20 years or so.

Never could do or read tablature even though my first album on KICKING MULE had a companion tablature book for all the songs thereon. Back then they did a tab book for all the things they put out. John Roos and Marsha Bordwell did the tab book from the master tapes but, me not reading tab, I had no idea if it was correct or not. "Shake Sugaree" wasn't on that LP though anyway---so it's just one more moot point.

Is a moot point anything like a period? What do you say, gals??

Art Thieme