[Dixielandjazz] Jazz History

Jack Mitchell fjmitch at westnet.com.au
Sun May 6 18:17:44 PDT 2012

>> Thus, when was Yellow Dog Blues written, by whom and first recorded?

In his book, Handy says that it was in a railroad station at Tutwiler that 
he heard a "lean loose-jointed Negro" play on a guitar and sing the words 
"Goin' where the Southern cross the Dog". The Southern crossed the Dog in 
Moorehead, Mississippi, but the town today couldn't care less about that 
part of its history. The large sign on the city limits today read "Welcome 
to MOORHEAD - home of grand ole opry star JOHNNY RUSSELL".

Whoever that is.

Best wishes
Jack Mitchell 

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