Black Entertainment : One of the coldest blues songs I've heard

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  1. MississippiRed

    MississippiRed Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Isaiah I know you've probably heard this before....but I only recently heard this one....by Lonnie Johnson..."Careless Love"

    Lonnie Johnson recorded this classic blues on December 17, 1927 in Chicago.

    It was reissued on the LP "Lonnie Johnson, Volume Two: 1927-32" on the Matchbox Bluesmaster Series in 1987.

    Love oh love oh careless love
    Love, love oh careless love
    You have caused me to weep
    You have caused me to moan
    You have caused me to lose my happy home

    Don't never drive a stranger from your door
    Don't never drive a stranger from your door
    It may be your best friend knockin' on your door
    Then it may be your brother, you will never now

    Careless love, look how you carry me down
    Careless love, look how you carry me down
    You caused me to lose my mother and she's layin' in six feet of ground
    Carless love I can't let you carry me down

    Careless love, you drove me through the rain and snow
    Careless love,you drove me through the rain and snow
    You have robbed me out of my silver and out of all my gold
    I'll be damned if you rob me out of my soul

    You've worried my mother until she died
    You've caused my father to lose his mind
    Now **** you, I'm goin' to shoot you and shoot you four five times
    And stand over you until you finish dyin'

    anyway thought some of yall would like this....



    MR
     
  2. Isaiah

    Isaiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Yeah, brother Sip, that went down real smooth, with a kick like a strong stallion at the end:


    Careless love, you drove me through the rain and snow
    Careless love,you drove me through the rain and snow
    You have robbed me out of my silver and out of all my gold
    I'll be damned if you rob me out of my soul

    You've worried my mother until she died
    You've caused my father to lose his mind
    Now **** you, I'm goin' to shoot you and shoot you four five times
    And stand over you until you finish dyin'


    Now that was a beauiful piece of folk poetry there! But, now, Sip, I never heard that particular song before... I only have heard that Mr. Lonnie Johnson is regarded as among the great masters of the idiom... I think I have one song by him called, BIG LEG WOMAN, and even though the song was recorded so long ago, it sounds very fresh... BTW, I heard that Slim Harpo, I'M A KING BEE, and I was floored! Bangin' piece a blues, brother(smile!)



    Peace!
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  4. MississippiRed

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    Isaiah man yeah bruh Lonnie Johnson was a bad cat with them lyrics man..

    Glad you liked that King Bee Ol Slim Harpo worked that one to death didn't he....


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