Sunday, January 11, 2009

Don't start me talkin...I'll tell everything I know

Don't Start me Talkin was written by Sonny Boy Williamson (II) back in the 50s. Mr. Williamson wrote some of the most compelling blues lyrics I know.

Bob Dylan pulled this one out of his hat, performing it on Letterman back in 84:

Sonny Boy again...Your Funeral and my trial. What a chilling song title.

Nine Below Zero and all my love's in vain


fitzgerald said...

Great song, I'm still working on my harmonica playing while singing this song. Sonny Boys timing was so good that he can sing and play like it is no big deal.

Gardenia said...

boy, what a blues singer - down town blues!!!!!!! He can make that harp tell the story!

mister anchovy said...

I think Fitzgerald hits the nail on the head. Sonny Boy's timing, and especially his use of pauses was so expressive.