Terms from the Blues

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Mon Nov 10 20:02:44 UTC 2003

There was a "concordance" to early recorded blues published 20 years ago:
Blues lyric poetry: a concordance, by Michael Taft.  New York: Garland Pub.,1984, 3 vols.  This was a companion to his Blues lyric poetry: an anthology, New York: Garland Pub., 1983, 379 pp.
It is of course availabe at better libraries everywhere, but not at Bobst, NYU.  It is at Yale, however.


George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern Univ. Pr., 1998.

----- Original Message -----
From: Fred Shapiro <fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU>
Date: Sunday, November 9, 2003 8:11 am
Subject: Terms from the Blues

> On Sun, 9 Nov 2003, Jonathon Green wrote:
> > 1. 1929 Lillian Glinn [song title] I’m a Front Door Woman With a
> Back Door
> > Man.
> Good show, Jonathon!  Do you (or does anyone else on the list)
> know of any
> other terms that originated or were popularized through blues lyrics?
> Fred Shapiro
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