“Wake up momma


Turn your lamp down low”

Happy Birthday to Blind Willie McTell – 115 years old today and still ‘living’


Author: pompeypop

University lecturer, longtime local musician and recently historian of popular music - especially in and around Portsmouth. My blog is entirely about that topic

3 thoughts on ““Wake up momma

  1. “I married Isis on The Fifth day of May” wrote Bob Dylan…. he also averred that “Nobody can sing the blues like Bind Willie McTell…. “

  2. You like that Dylan bloke then JR? And incidentally 8 May the birthday of Robert Johnson – perhaps the most important influence on British blues players in the 1960s (not least Clapton)

    • Was in Clarksdale two weeks ago and went down to the crossroads and played my spoons. “Old nick” wouldn’t charge me my soul… Too busy laughing. Also visited Robert’s grave ~ all three of them ……

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