Sam Myers - late 20th Century

from Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story, pages 119-120:

[... A]s long as there is music, there's gonna be a way that somebody is going to try to connive and downgrade you in what you're doing. If I had thought about doing back then what I have in mind to do now, "Sleeping in the Ground" would never have appeared on records done by a whole lot of people that are doing great for themselves, but I'm not getting a dime.

There are a lot of musicians who have released that song, and the only thing I ever got from it was a name as the writer of that song. It's all right to have a name, but where could you spend that at?

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Jeff Horton and Sam Myers, Sam Myers: The Blues is My Story (City of Jackson, 2006), p. 119-120. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1432900012898 accessed: 24 May, 2022

Listeners

Sam Myers
memoirist, vocalist, Musician
1936-2006

Listening to

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'Sleeping in the Ground'
written by Sam Myers
performed by Eric Clapton, Robert Cray

Experience Information

Date/Time late 20th Century
Medium playback

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Fri, 29 May 2015 12:46:53 +0100
Approved on Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:53:08 +0100