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She Broke Down? [message #5133] Tue, 27 March 2012 21:57 Go to next message
Richard
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Any details/date for this track at all? I heard it as a sample for the first time today.

Thanks.
Re: She Broke Down? [message #5134 is a reply to message #5133] Tue, 27 March 2012 22:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Not our Richard ! Smile

I bought this funky number as a curiosity years back, partly for this side, partly because the other side "The Gig" an instrumental by Raw Soul was played on the UK's Northern Soul scene.

I've always been curious as to why an artist who sounds nothing much like Little Richard was known as Little Richard III though !

I also have a 45 by The Twilights called... Little Richard. That isn't about him either ! Smile
Re: She Broke Down? [message #5135 is a reply to message #5134] Tue, 27 March 2012 23:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Richard
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I feel quite embarrassed now, I was listening to it on a poor copy on YT, and it sounded reasonably like him insomuch as a lot of those scratchy YT conversions do.

I've just heard the Brunswick tracks (most of 'em, anyway) for the very first time. Great stuff, and the lyrics to Stingy Jenny are pretty explicit, aren't they?
Re: She Broke Down? [message #5136 is a reply to message #5135] Wed, 28 March 2012 00:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Simon White
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It's all about sharing the info!


Stingy Jenny is firmly in the tradition of those great old 'double meaning' blues songs, written by none other than Esquerita.

Look at this ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPll4sQDssU

Re: She Broke Down? [message #5137 is a reply to message #5136] Wed, 28 March 2012 22:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Richard
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Wow. It's pretty blunt, but it still seems classy compared to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KQ6Wmbi5ig
Re: She Broke Down? [message #5139 is a reply to message #5136] Wed, 28 March 2012 22:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Simon White wrote on Wed, 28 March 2012 00:40
Stingy Jenny is firmly in the tradition of those great old 'double meaning' blues songs, written by none other than Esquerita.
Practically the same lyrics here: Bessie Smith - I've Got What It Takes (1929).


Timo
Re: She Broke Down? [message #5141 is a reply to message #5139] Thu, 29 March 2012 02:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Simon White
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Well I never - lmost exactly the same song !

I think we had a thread in the past about how blues and rhythm and blues singers 'shared' songs. I never heard this before.
Re: She Broke Down? [message #5142 is a reply to message #5137] Thu, 29 March 2012 02:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Simon White
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Richard wrote on Wed, 28 March 2012 22:22
Wow. It's pretty blunt, but it still seems classy compared to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KQ6Wmbi5ig


LOL ! I love George Formby !
Re: She Broke Down? [message #5182 is a reply to message #5135] Mon, 23 April 2012 13:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The lyrics to Stingy Jenny are like 90% the lyrics to I Got What It Takes by Bessie Smith.

I had a chance to chat with Esquerita in October of 1984 in Manhattan, New York and when I asked about the authorship, he said, "That *was* Bessie Smith".

Love both records. Vocally it's pure Richard. The band can't seem to keep up with him but it's still fun and funky.

Thanks!
Re: She Broke Down? [message #5183 is a reply to message #5133] Mon, 23 April 2012 13:48 Go to previous message
goodrocking
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Another one to watch out for is "Fly Away Jesus" on the Sensational Sounds label. By "Little Richard".

52 dollars later I knew for sure.

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