Mance Lipscomb in Dallas - 1917
from Ragged but right / Lynn Abbott, page 98:
He was doin that when I tuck the interurban up there ta Dallas, to hear him sang an play. Nineteen-seventeen: he's standin there on the ground, on the railroad tracks playin that song. He imitated the blues behind that. First man that ever knowed what "The Blues," was made outa. Well then here come "The Blues," stept in behind that song. An then they invented it from that: "The Blues" style.
Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff (ed.), Ragged but right / Lynn Abbott (Jackson, 2007), p. 98. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447097759877 accessed: 6 April, 2020
Listening tohide composers
|Out and down||performed by Blind Lemon Jefferson|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, outdoors, in public|