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Thread #87383   Message #1631740
Posted By: Judge Mental
20-Dec-05 - 08:21 PM
Thread Name: Where is that singer coming from?
Subject: RE: Where is that singer coming from?
Matt Watroba can tell you the name of the black singer from the '20s
from whom Hank Williams copied his performance of "Lovesick Blues"; when you hear the two back to back, that ain't no coincidence.


I'm not Matt Watroba, but I can tell you that his name was Emmett Miller and that he wasn't black. He was a white, minstrel show singer who performed in blackface.