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Blues singer banned - discrimination!

Will Fly 09 Apr 15 - 10:37 AM
Reinhard 09 Apr 15 - 11:48 AM
fat B****rd 09 Apr 15 - 02:25 PM
Will Fly 09 Apr 15 - 02:32 PM
Joe Offer 09 Apr 15 - 04:12 PM
GUEST,Dave the Gnome 09 Apr 15 - 05:13 PM
GUEST,# 09 Apr 15 - 07:15 PM
GUEST,leeneia 09 Apr 15 - 07:22 PM
GUEST,Tootler who cba to login 10 Apr 15 - 04:54 AM
Richard Bridge 10 Apr 15 - 06:23 AM
GUEST,Fred McCormick 10 Apr 15 - 07:01 AM
GUEST,Fred McCormick 10 Apr 15 - 07:05 AM
Will Fly 10 Apr 15 - 07:10 AM
GUEST,M 10 Apr 15 - 07:17 AM
TheSnail 10 Apr 15 - 11:06 AM
Will Fly 10 Apr 15 - 11:15 AM
Megan L 10 Apr 15 - 12:01 PM
Megan L 10 Apr 15 - 04:08 PM
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Subject: Blues singer banned - discrimination!
From: Will Fly
Date: 09 Apr 15 - 10:37 AM

I was recently outraged and ashamed that a great blues singer and guitarist from our area has been denied access to a local public house.

The artist in question - a member of the Boots family of singers - was raised in the Adur delta area of Sussex (in the UK) and spent his formative years sharecropping on a smallholding on the banks of that river. As a child he tied chicken wire to the door handle of a barn and sang old roundelays while pulling and plucking on the wire. His father, recognising the boy's natural talent, bought him a cheap plywood guitar - and a legend was born. The boy grew into a gifted young man who used to practice his art while standing ankle deep in mud by the river band - getting himself the nickname of "Muddy" as he was always walking around the place with dirty shoes.

Over the years, he became famous in the Adur delta area and in localities further afield, but was not always treated well. Discrimination has always been present and haunts him right up until the present day.

Which was why I was saddened to see a notice pinned to the door of my local pub:

"PLEASE LEAVE MUDDY BOOTS OUTSIDE"

Outrageous!


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Subject: RE: Blues singer banned - discrimination!
From: Reinhard
Date: 09 Apr 15 - 11:48 AM

Why outrageous? You are politely asked to leave him outside should he happen to accompany you. You'll probably start a fight in the pub if you come in with him...

So just let him enter the pub alone.


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Subject: RE: Blues singer banned - discrimination!
From: fat B****rd
Date: 09 Apr 15 - 02:25 PM

Will, me old love.....how are them fine wines going down?. Good one, man, the thread title had me already with me howl of protest.
Expect PM soon. ATB from Charlie fB.


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Subject: RE: Blues singer banned - discrimination!
From: Will Fly
Date: 09 Apr 15 - 02:32 PM

Hee hee, Charlie - just polished off another bottle of Les Yeuses... Take care! :-)


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Subject: RE: Blues singer banned - discrimination!
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Apr 15 - 04:12 PM

Could it be you're polishing off too many of those bottles, Will?


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Subject: RE: Blues singer banned - discrimination!
From: GUEST,Dave the Gnome
Date: 09 Apr 15 - 05:13 PM

and there was me thinking Bill Posters had a rough deal!


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Subject: RE: Blues singer banned - discrimination!
From: GUEST,#
Date: 09 Apr 15 - 07:15 PM

I woke up this moanin'
Blues all around my bed
Yes I woke up this moanin'
Blues runnin' 'round my head
Muddy Boots can't get in here
And neither can the Grateful Dead


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Subject: RE: Blues singer banned - discrimination!
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 09 Apr 15 - 07:22 PM

That kind of discrimination is a dirty shame, Will.

Now I'm going to find out what a roundelay is.


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Subject: RE: Blues singer banned - discrimination!
From: GUEST,Tootler who cba to login
Date: 10 Apr 15 - 04:54 AM

A roundelay is something that was sung just as the tide was flowing


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Subject: RE: Blues singer banned - discrimination!
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 10 Apr 15 - 06:23 AM

Will, at your age you should know what mama don't allow...


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Subject: RE: Blues singer banned - discrimination!
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick
Date: 10 Apr 15 - 07:01 AM

Try taking a Howling Wolf into a pub and see what sort of a reaction you get.


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Subject: RE: Blues singer banned - discrimination!
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick
Date: 10 Apr 15 - 07:05 AM

Come to think of it, I once saw Little Walter being refused service in a pub. They thought he was under age.


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Subject: RE: Blues singer banned - discrimination!
From: Will Fly
Date: 10 Apr 15 - 07:10 AM

A "roundelay" comes from the French "ronde de lait" which, in colloquial English, means a milk round - which was what Muddy used to do to supplement his income...


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Subject: RE: Blues singer banned - discrimination!
From: GUEST,M
Date: 10 Apr 15 - 07:17 AM

Of course from time to time, Muddy would help his Italian cousin Concrete in his duties...


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Subject: RE: Blues singer banned - discrimination!
From: TheSnail
Date: 10 Apr 15 - 11:06 AM

It has often been my pleasure to see Woody rambling round the creeks of the Adur Delta. He is easy to spot at a distance giving ample opportunity to nip off down a side road and avoid meeting him completely. His presence outside a pub is also useful warning that there are likely to be equally disreputable (if cleaner) characters inside.


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Subject: RE: Blues singer banned - discrimination!
From: Will Fly
Date: 10 Apr 15 - 11:15 AM

Glad you've spotted Woody - but have you ever run into Muddy?


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Subject: RE: Blues singer banned - discrimination!
From: Megan L
Date: 10 Apr 15 - 12:01 PM


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Subject: RE: Blues singer banned - discrimination!
From: Megan L
Date: 10 Apr 15 - 04:08 PM


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Subject: RE: Blues singer banned - discrimination!
From: Megan L
Date: 10 Apr 15 - 04:11 PM

Damb I hate this phone and by now I have forgotten what it was I planned to type :(


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Subject: RE: Blues singer banned - discrimination!
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Apr 15 - 11:22 PM

You were probably going to complain that Will was 8 days late with the original post....


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Subject: RE: Blues singer banned - discrimination!
From: TheSnail
Date: 11 Apr 15 - 05:13 AM

Not run into Muddy but he once ran into me on his milk cart.


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