Sunday, May 19, 2024

Maynard Dixon In The Cross Lighting Blind Lemon Jefferson In The Cross Hatching

 May 19, 2024

   Sometimes I am sitting with Kathy watching TV and I see this.

Maynard Cross Lighting #2

   Other times, I am at band practice and I see this:

Blind Lemon Jefferson

by R. Crumb

   Thanks to my Razz band mate "Rooster" Rob Mathiasch for gifting me the excellent book, "R. Crumb's Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country." So dang cool. And, it's going to come in handy at the show on Friday when I do a partial list of the all time greats: Jaybird Coleman, Peg Leg Howell, "Dock" Boggs, Al Hopkins and his Buckle Busters, Frank Blevins and his Tar Heel Rattlers, Hoyt Ming and his Pep Steppers, Uncle Dave Macon and his Fruit-Jar Drinkers, Gid Tanner and His Skillet Lickers.

Gid Tanner Sans Any Skillet Lickers

Of course, you know his famous song. . .

"Ya Gotta Quit Kickin' My Dog Around"

—By Gid Tanner and his Skillet Lickers

1 comment:

  1. JIm Bolek12:41 PM

    Is that the same song Harry Dean Stanton sang in Kelly's Heroes? You must have seen the documentary "Crumb"? Despite all his peccadillos (which is NOT a cross between a javalina and an armadillo) it's amazing that Robert is the most sane person in his family. The drawings on these cards were all done B/W pen, with colored overlays added. Beautiful work.


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