No matter how she done it

Often mothers of blues guitarists (I have the focus on the roots of the blues masters 1920-1940) didn’t like it, if their sons switched to blues, leaving gospel music. Josh White for example sang with a pseudonym as a blues singer, trying not to hurt his mother. At first I didn’t understand that. But then, trying to write down the lyrics of some TAMPA RED songs, I began to understand…

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title=”what’s up B?” self portrait by nikkidelmont, she graduated from Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia – click on the picture to enter her galleries on Flickr
I like to play songs of TAMPA RED, 1904-1981… for example the song NO MATTER HOW SHE DONE IT: “I know a girl by the name of Mae Lou / she shook it so much / she had a diamond blue.” CHORUS: “No matter how she done it / No matter how she done it / No matter how she done it / she done it just the same.” … “The copper brought her in, she didn’t need no bail, she shook it for the judge and put the cop in jail (no matter HOW she done it)… ”

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