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Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title

topical tom 01 Sep 08 - 05:01 PM
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mg 01 Sep 08 - 05:26 PM
Tattie Bogle 01 Sep 08 - 05:27 PM
GUEST,leeneia 01 Sep 08 - 05:34 PM
Uncle_DaveO 01 Sep 08 - 05:56 PM
Big Al Whittle 01 Sep 08 - 06:01 PM
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topical tom 01 Sep 08 - 07:22 PM
Leadfingers 01 Sep 08 - 07:31 PM
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wysiwyg 01 Sep 08 - 09:40 PM
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topical tom 01 Sep 08 - 11:19 PM
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Bobert 02 Sep 08 - 08:35 AM
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Leadbelly 02 Sep 08 - 01:58 PM
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Leadbelly 02 Sep 08 - 03:32 PM
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Subject: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: topical tom
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 05:01 PM

Since I have been on Mudcat I have not seen many blues songs with the word "blues" in the title, e.g. "the Statesboro Blues", "Deep River Blues", etc. etc. Perhaps I have merely missed them.Talking blues would be included in these as well.I am sure there are many out there that I have not heard and I would love to get a number of them.For starters I would mention an old Carter family classic, Bear Creek Blues as sung by John Prine.


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: alex s
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 05:05 PM

Singing the Blues! Good old Tommy Steele,


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: alex s
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 05:07 PM

Oh, and Sick Man Blues - the Goodies. Yeah.


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: greg stephens
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 05:24 PM

Well, here is the lovely and fragrant Boat Band performing the "Bosco Blues" . Try it, you might like it! That's me playing guitar on the right.


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: mg
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 05:26 PM

My only blues song..San Francisco Bay Blues. mg


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 05:27 PM

One I wrote myself, after they started digging up Edinburgh to put trams back in (after getting rid of them about 40-50 years ago!)

A WHOLE LOTTA HOLES BLUES                

Well I ain't much given to singing the blues,
I'm a cheery person really, whatever the news,
So why should I be writing in a minor key?
It's 'cos right now Embro's no place to be.

Chorus
There's a hole in the road, a hole in the road,
A socking great, muckle big hole in the road,
Wherever I look and wherever I go,
There's a hole in the road, which makes me full of woe.

Well I've lived in this city twenty years, no less,
But I swear I've never seen it looking such a mess,
We've had controversial holes in the ground before,
But now there's so many that I've lost the score.

In bygone days it was the choking smoke
Of Auld Reekie's chimneys that would make you boke,
But now it's the hammering of pneumatic drill
That's doing my head in, and makes me feel ill.

They say that we need to bring back the trams
To cure the traffic problems, have you see the jams?
They've barricaded off our streets, I think it's all wrong,
There's hard hats, and trenches more than half a mile long.

From home to the city used to take me half an hour,
But these days it could easily last for three or four,
There's seven sets of traffic lights have popped up on the way,
And more holes in the road are causing the delay.

And down in the Grassmarket, it's not a lovely sight,
It needs to be landscaped, aye, that would be right,
A new fountain here, and a flower-bed there,
But try to find a parking place, exceedingly rare.

So I'll give up the car in favour of the bus,
And succumb to their policy, stop making such a fuss,
Oh I would if I could, but please tell me, pray,
Why you've shifted all the bus stops to at least a mile away?

Should be business as usual, believe that if you may,
We'll see how many shops live to fight another day,
But I'll go and stay at home, turn my back on the city,
And I won't come back until it's looking far more pretty.

And one day well into the future – when?
They'll have filled in all the holes, and we'll be moving again,
I'll be gliding round on trams just like Lady Muck,
I'll be smiling again, couldn't give a f###.

Final chorus
No more holes in the road, holes in the road,
No socking great, muckle big holes in the road,
No more blues, and no more woe,
I'll be happier then than you'll ever know.


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 05:34 PM

the Chicken Cordon Bleus

about a meat&potatoes guy in love with a vegetarian


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 05:56 PM

Talking Blues
Talking Union Blues
Talking Atomic Blues
Worried Man Blues
Deep River Blues
Hesitation Blues

Just a few that come to mind. Maybe more later.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 06:01 PM

threatens to be the longest thread in mudcat history......


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: Terry McDonald
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 06:05 PM

Someone has to say it.....Rout of the Blues!


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: topical tom
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 07:22 PM

Tattie Bogle: Great song, and with minor changes it could well relate to parts of Montreal today!


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: Leadfingers
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 07:31 PM

Dandelion Blues - Incredible String Band - NOT a blues and nothing to do with flowers either .


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: Bobert
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 07:55 PM

As a blues player I am amazed that someone would be lookin' fir songs with "blues" in the title... There are so many that I'd hurt my head going thru the list...

Okay, just fir starters:

"Everybody's Blues"... Furry Lewis
"Crossroads Blues" ... Robert Johnson
"Preachin' Blues"... Son House
"Rock Island Blues"... Furry Lewis
"Downtown Blues"... Frank Stokes
"Jail House Blues"... Robert Wilkins
"Slick Capers Blues"... Little Buddy Doyle
"Rockin' on the Hill Blues"... Beale Street Shieks
"Maonin' the Blues"... Allen Shaw
"Blues with a Feeling"... Little Walter (Jacobs)
"Country Farm Blues"... William Stewart
"Grwyhound Blues"... Jimmy and Walter
"Registartion Day Blues"... Sleepy John Estes
"Prison Bound Blues"... Willie Nix
"Detroit Arrow Blues"... Shy Guy Douglas
"Blues, Leave Me Alone"... Billy Red Love
"Dead Letter Blues"... Johnny O'neil
"Death Letter Blues"... Son House
"Cotton Crop Blues"... James Cotton
"Midnight Hour Blues"... Leroy Carr
"Denver Blues"... Tampa Red
"Gamblin' Man Blues"... Champion Jack Dupree
"Red Bird's Blues"... Sonny Boy Williamson
"Black Train Blues"... Bukka White
"Sun Risin' Blues"... Big Joe Turner
"Mean Old Bed Bug Blues"... Lonnie Johnson
"Mean Old Frisco Blues"... Arthur Crudup

That's without workin' up no sweat...

Oh yeah,

"Buttermilk Blues"... me
"Iced In Blues" ... me
"Thirty Day Blues"... me

B~


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 08:12 PM

First of May Blues


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: bobad
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 08:19 PM

"Blues Stay Away From Me" - ?Doc Watson


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: ClaireBear
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 08:19 PM

Four more:

Deep Elm Blues
Blues in the Bottle
Lovesick Blues
The Upper Middle Class Blues (which starts, "Woke up this afternoon...") by Martin Mull


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: Joe_F
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 08:46 PM

Rabbit Blues
St James Infirmary Blues
St Louis Blues


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: topical tom
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 09:03 PM

Bobert: LOL! Geez, little did I know what I started! What a list!


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: Charley Noble
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 09:38 PM

Old Dog Blue

Deep Blue Sea

Gentrification Blues

House Rent Blues

Down Payment Blues

Cockroach Blues

Bad Housing Blues

Cheerily,
Charley Blues Noble


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: wysiwyg
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 09:40 PM

Blues Jumped a Rabbit

~S~


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 10:13 PM

Early Morning Blues ... two versions with the same name, if memory serves.


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: Cap't Bob
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 10:57 PM

Bye bye Blues
Log Cabin Blues
Fifty Fifty Blues
Basin Street Blues
Memphis Blues
Got No Blues
Gut Bucket Blues
Lonesome Blues
Savoy Blues
West End Blues
Gully Low Blues
Keyhole Blues
Melancholy Blues
Potato Head Blues
S.O.L. BLUES
Weary Blues
Wild Man Blues
Mamies Blues
Coal Cart Blues
Dallas Blues
I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues
Perdido Street Blues
Wolverine Blues

AND THE LIST GOES ON
Cap't Bob


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: topical tom
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 11:19 PM

Amazing how many there are!However, I have to nit-pick.The word is "blues";it must be plural. Tsk tsk! LOL!


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: GUEST,Mike in DC
Date: 01 Sep 08 - 11:23 PM

Blues My Naughtie Sweety Gave to Me

Mike


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: GUEST,Rob the Roadie
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 06:14 AM

"Blues run the Game" by J.C. Franks
Great version of it sung by Angie Wright.


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: Banjiman
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 06:30 AM

Work Tomorrow Blues by Blind Summat (sadly the fiddler was missing on this video but should be a full band version on You Tube soon!).

Paul


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: greg stephens
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 08:27 AM

Much like asking if anybody knows any fiddle tunes with the word "reel" in the title. This one could run and run.


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: Bobert
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 08:35 AM

And this being the top of the day...

...Leadbelly's "Good Morning, Blues"...

Now I gotta go to work...

B~


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: topical tom
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 12:36 PM

Refresh.


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: Melissa
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 01:19 PM

Milk cow blues


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: GUEST,Warwick Slade
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 01:52 PM

Woke up this mornin' and nobody has mentioned 'The Wimborne Legion Blues'


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: Leadbelly
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 01:58 PM

GUEST,leeneia: Do you know the version of "Chicken Cordon Blues" by Howard Stith? It's great!

topical tom: There are thousands of songs with the word "blues" in the title. That's because artists singing the blues sometimes would like to give a hint to the people that this is a blues and not a polka, for example.

On the other hand, a nice question. Therefore, some other mentions:

Mr. Johnson's Blues - Lonnie Johnson
Falling Rain Blues - same
St. Louis Cyclone Blues - same
Live Saver Blues - same
Crowing Rooster Blues - same
Racketeer's Blues - same
East Coast Blues - Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry
Traveler's Blues - Lightnin' Hopkins
Penitentiary Blues - same
Racetrap Blues - same
Jackstropper Blues - same
Unsuccessful Blues -same
Jailhouse Blues - same
But: Lightnin' Boogie! - same

Something from a lady with a Band:

Old Time Blues - Edith Wilson with Johnny Dunn's Original Jazz Hounds
Nervous Blues - same
I don't want nobody Blues - same
Wicked Blues - same
The West Texas Blues - same
Birmingham Blues - same
Lonesome Mama Blues - same
Evil Blues - same
Pensacola Blues - same
Dixie Blues - same

And so on. Would take the whole night to go on, haha...

Manfred


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: Michael S
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 01:58 PM

Talkin' Folkie Blues by Lisa Bastoni, on the CD Gather Round


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: topical tom
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 02:07 PM

Thanks for the list, Leadbelly.I can see now where I probably should have asked for one's FAVOURITE blues song with the word "blues" in it.However, it's fun to get all these titles and songs.I should have finished checking them all out by my 100th birthday!


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: Terry McDonald
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 02:11 PM

Even Noel Coward got into the act with 'Twentieth Century Blues.'


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: Gene
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 03:03 PM

In addition to writing "A Girl Named Johnny Cash" and adapting "Dueling Tubas"

Martin Mull wrote "The Blacks Are Giving Me The Blues"

G


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: Leadbelly
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 03:32 PM

Dear topical tom, I think it will take much more than 100 years of lifetime to listen to all of these songs if you include all versions of artists singing the same song/blues.
So possibly you will need 140 years or above in total. (Don't know your actual age).
That's a lot of brandy, beer, cigarettes,electric energy and-above all-records and cd's. Think of your wife; she is going to leave home after 2 month (?), 6 month (?) or-when she's really in love with you- after 12 month with a boy who owns a small selection of polkas. I'm sure about this scenario.


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: topical tom
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 04:17 PM

Omigawd, thanks for the warning, Leadbelly! I never was too good in math.Except for the cigarettes (non-smoker) the rest sounds good, though.I worry about the wife part, though.I really don't care much for polkas.


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: Leadbelly
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 04:35 PM

By listening to all these blues you will become a smoker, topical tom! Apart from loads of gin which I forgot to mention.

Therefore, in order to prevent a young/er person from becoming a smoker and to loose his wife/woman it might be a better proposal to initiate a thread which you have had in mind: the most preferred blues song (and it's singer). Just do it!

By the way, it was not my intention to disturbe your actual thread. So let's go on, folks.


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: Gene
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 04:55 PM

01 B & O Blues, No. 2 [#1]
02 B & O Blues, No. 2 [#2]
03 Weary Hearted Blues
07 East St. Louis Blues
15 Bell Street Blues
18 Ticket Agent Blues
21 Cooling Board Blues
22 Hillbilly Willie's Blues


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: Leadbelly
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 04:56 PM

"Apart from loads of gin which I forgot to mention".

This mention was because of the serious attempt to really feel the grief of early blues musicians.


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 05:16 PM

Beerbelly Blues from the great Roger Davies deep in the Calder Delta


http://www.myspace.com/rogerdaviesmusic


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: GUEST,Meadowmuskrat
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 05:48 PM

Blues for the Muse-another Incredble String Band song.


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: Charley Noble
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 07:37 PM

West Indies Blues

Shipwreck Blues

Catshit Blues

Duct Tape Blues

Peace Corps Training Blues

That's about the bottom of my barrel.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: Joe_F
Date: 02 Sep 08 - 08:42 PM

Bourgeois Blues


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: topical tom
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 06:31 AM

Thanks to all! So many songs to check!Yet more are welcome.


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: Charley Noble
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 08:11 AM

There were the Blue Sky Boys but I don't think they sang any blues. There was also the Blue Ridge Mountain Boys but with the same admission.

There are a number of Australian songs with the word "Bluey" in them...

And there is "The Blue Tail Fly" which was the nickname of my motorscooter long ago.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: SINSULL
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 08:24 AM

Hydrogen Peroxide Blues   Gordon Bok


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: Leadbelly
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 12:43 PM

What about "Summertime Blues" by gone Eddie Cochran?


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: fat B****rd
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 01:26 PM

Blues In The Night
Brickyard Blues
The Blues Had a Baby


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 03 Sep 08 - 10:19 PM

Hi, Leadbelly. No, I've never heard of Howard Stith. I came to know 'Chicken Cordon Bleus' from a Steve Goodman LP. Dear Steve!

I'll look into Howard Stith.

Thought of another song:

Birth of the blues.

Has anybody mentioned 'Rhapsody in Blue'?


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: topical tom
Date: 05 Sep 08 - 09:38 AM

Thanks again, everyone, for all the great songs!


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: GUEST,Neil D
Date: 05 Sep 08 - 10:23 AM

"I've Got Them Steadilly Depressin Low-down Mind-messin Workin at the Car Wash Blues" by Jim Croce


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: Ythanside
Date: 05 Sep 08 - 06:13 PM

'East Neukie Blues'.


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 05 Sep 08 - 06:41 PM

Good grief. What's next, a thread about songs with the word "I" in the title?


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: olddude
Date: 05 Sep 08 - 06:59 PM

Invitation to the Blues by the great tom waits


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: Leadbelly
Date: 07 Sep 08 - 06:36 AM

"Good grief. What's next, a thread about songs with the word "I" in the title?"

topical tom: This remark made by Lonesome EJ is exactly what can be characterized by "disturbing/destroying" a thread.

Obviously, this thread doesn't come up to his intellectual level so he decided to become destructive instead of ignoring your thread.

Don't be disappointed about EJ's comment which lacks of any humour.The majority of Mudcatters are highly constructive people.


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: topical tom
Date: 07 Sep 08 - 10:24 AM

Thanks for the support, Leadbelly. I usually ignore such comments.


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: GUEST,ELLARUSSELL
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 05:32 AM

Just found this thread and I LOVE it. Is there any more? Is there really an Upper-middle Class Blues (which begins 'woke up this afternoon')?

Didn't see Gulf Cost Blues (Mildred Bailey)
or Match Box Blues (Blind Lemon J)

cheers,   Ella


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: PHJim
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 02:57 PM

Has anyone mentioned MY UKULELE HELPS ME BEAT THE BLUES? It can be heard on the Highwater Jug Band's myspace page.


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Subject: RE: Songs With The Word 'Blues' in the Title
From: Neil D
Date: 02 Jun 09 - 10:52 PM

"Pony Blues", "Banty Rooster Blues", "Spoonful Blues", "High Sheriff Blues"
Lest we ever forget the great Charlie Patton.


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