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.

cite as

Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff (ed.), Ragged but right / Lynn Abbott (Jackson, 2007), p. 98. accessed: 15 April, 2024

location of experience: Dallas


Mance Lipscomb
sharecropper, songster

Listening to

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Out and down performed by Blind Lemon Jefferson

Experience Information

Date/Time 1917
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 09 Nov 2015 19:36:00 +0000
Approved on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:23:46 +0000