March 15, 2005

Stagolee Week

Une semaine qui s'annonce intéressante chez Honey, Where You Been So Long ?, un blog d'ordinaire consacré au blues d'avant la guerre. Le principe :

Stagolee Week Begins!
Stagolee is one of the most famous blues ballads, one that represent both the blues and history of violence and masculinity in American society. The purpose of this week is not to discuss the murder of Billy Lyons, the mythology of Lee Shelton or the lasting impact of the song really. I see this week as a way for the blues public to share their favorite version of the song and doing so tell a little bit about themselves and their own history with the song and the blues. I feel that I could have picked my favorite 30 Stagolee tracks, combined that with a slick essay that cities Cecil Brown's wonderful Stagolee Shot Billy but what would that mean? I wouldn't have picked a lot of these songs, because they aren't pre-war blues or because I don't the singer or as in the case of a bunch of them, because I haven't heard them. I hope that people continue to send in their favorite versions of the song, also if anyone knows if Lucille Bogan's version has been found or is on a CD please let me know.

Ca commence assez fort avec une version de Wilson Pickett. Ca vaut le coup d'oeil ...

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