Mudcat Café message #3675167 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10103   Message #3675167
Posted By: GUEST,Joseph Scott
06-Nov-14 - 03:33 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Yellow Dog Blues (W. C. Handy)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Yellow Dog Blues
Handy claimed in a 1950s article in the _Music Journal_ that "Joe Turner" was "[p]robably the daddy of all the primitive blues," and also claimed in it that "Careless Love" "undoubtedly started as a real Blues of three lines." (I have way more doubt about that than he did.) When did Handy refer to "Careless Love" as the earliest blues? In any case, "Got No More Home Than A Dog" and the Tutwiler song both had chord progressions as routinely heard in blues, whereas chord progressions that are on V as the first half of the progression ends, such as in "Careless Love" and "This Morning This Evening So Soon," were not closely associated with blues at all.