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Thread #150868   Message #3518390
Posted By: Ron Davies
23-May-13 - 10:20 AM
Thread Name: Origins: 'Talkin' Songs (Bob Dylan, PP&M and...)
Subject: RE: Origins: 'Talkin' Songs (Bob Dylan, PP&M and...)
Excellent, Betty.   Never heard of that one--it's great.

For my money, Dylan was at his best when he did talkin' blues. Before he lost his sense of humor and started getting so full of himself--and turgid.   Maybe they go together.

One of the best things about talkin' blues is that they seem to always have a sense of humor--can't think of one that doesn't.

A relatively recent addition to the literature is "Talkin' Song Repair Blues", sung by Alan Jackson. Even throws in a bit of music theory.