Saturday, June 9, 2012

Saturday Single Back 2 Back

We really show off our flexibility today with a Saturday Single  - Back 2 Back separated by 50 years, this tune was ouriginally a hit 78 for the bluesman, Blind Lemon Jefferson. Deep Elem Blues has been covered by countless bands through the decades and continues to be a popular song today. It is an ode to a part of east Dallas which was originally the urban hub for African American commerce during the early twentieth it has re-emerged as a hip residential and shopping area for the hot rod and tattoo crowd around Big D and of course, the tourists. Here are Mary McCoy and the Cycolones from 1965 and Levon Helm, from Merefest, some 50 years later with Deep Elem Blues...from Trick's Synthetic Podcast.

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