Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Nobody´s Business

Two variations - out of many - on the same old classic, one blues and one country. Mississippi John Hurt´s version from 1928 is more menacing by far: "Some of these mornings gonna wake up crazy, gonna grab my gun and kill my baby..." Blind country picker and Skillet Licker Riley Puckett´s 1940 take mentions morphine and cocaine driving the singer crazy, but has its funny moments, too: "She runs a weenie stand, way out in no-man´s land, oh boy that´s where my money goes..."

Mississippi John Hurt - Nobody´s Dirty Business MP3
Riley Puckett - Nobody´s Business MP3


Holly said...

Fun post - thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you. I hadn't heard the Riley Puckett.