Mudcat Café message #67996 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10103   Message #67996
Posted By: Bill Thomas (inactive)
04-Apr-99 - 01:42 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Yellow Dog Blues (W. C. Handy)
Subject: RE: Yellow Dog Blues??
Quite a while back I found the words and music to the "Yellow Dog Blues" in a book in the Alton, Illinois library that was just a compendium of all the W.C. Handy songs. I bet the library in Minneapolis or St. Paul would have the book. I looked it up after hearing an incredible clarinet solo done on an instrumental version of the song on a dixieland jazz album from the late 50's. I loved the way they did the first two bars of the chorus. Later, I heard the Bessie Smith recording and she did the same thing -- a slow run from G to B. I love to play it on my recorder. My 7 year old daughter loves it, perhaps because I used to play it all the time when her mom was pregnant with her.