[Dixielandjazz] Singing the Blues
patcooke at cox.net
Mon Jul 19 21:38:15 PDT 2004
A few years ago, there was a list going around about the best places to sing
the blues who can and who can't, etc; and it sounds like the ones you
mentioned were on that list.
I've been searching for it, but so far no luck.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen Barbone" <barbonestreet at earthlink.net>
To: <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2004 5:43 PM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Singing the Blues
> > "Bill Gunter" <jazzboard at hotmail.com> wrote (polite snip)
> > It's my thesis that the "blues" can really only be sung by a certain
> > individual. And that individual is certainly NOT a 65 year old white
> > dressed in Dockers and a knit polo shirt with a band logo emblazoned on
> > front all topped off with a nice new pair of clean white tennis shoes.
> > than likely the singer is retired from his day gig as a school teacher
> > tax accountant and while he may have a nice singing voice and be "well
> > and "worldly" in his personal life he is, nevertheless, like me, totally
> > incapable of singin' the blues.
> Yes, right on. You cannot have, or sing the blues if:
> 1) Your name is Biff, Buffy, Tuck,, Tab or Muffy.
> 2) You have a trust fund in your name.
> 3) You are a "Boondocker".
> 4) You summer in Newport RI and winter in Palm Beach FL.
> 5) Your baby gave you a drink of Perrier when you woke up this mornin.
> You can sing the blues if:
> 1) Your name includes a disability and a fruit. eg Blind Lemon.
> 2) Your baby gave you a drink of gasoline when you woke up this mornin.
> 3) You live in a hollow log and/or drink muddy water.
> 4) You are flat broke.
> 5) You are in the St Gabriel's Celestial Band.
> Steve Barbone
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