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Milkcow blues boogie

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Re: Milkcow blues boogie

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Re: Milkcow blues boogie

Postby Colin B » Thu May 09, 2019 5:28 pm

Good stuff, colonel snow !


Might be worth mentioning that the earlier 'Milk Cow Blues' from Sleepy John Estes from 1929 is a different song.
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Re: Milkcow blues boogie

Postby Suspicious Minds » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:55 pm

From the Blues Foundation.
I added some clips to compare the versions.

Milk Cow Blues’ (Decca 7026), a solo performance by slide guitarist James ‘Kokomo’ Arnold, was one of the biggest blues hits to come out of Chicago in the 1930s.

https://youtu.be/5Q1591inGqo

Decca kept it in print with a popular reissue in 1946 and in the meantime it was adapted not only by other bluesmen, but by Western swing bands, including Bob Wills & his Texas Playboys and Johnnie Lee Wills.

https://youtu.be/ky2874tImDs

https://youtu.be/ZjYjDUQXR1Q

Elvis Presley recorded a Wills-influenced version on Sun in 1954 and it has been covered many times since by artists ranging from Willie Nelson to Aerosmith.

Arnold’s song, recorded on September 10, 1934, is not the same as earlier ‘Milk Cow Blues’ by Sleepy John Estes and Freddie Spruell, and is recognizable both for its ‘If you see my milk cow, please drive her home’ lyrics and Arnold’s influential phrasing of ‘You gonna need my help some day.’

https://youtu.be/VU9kntOj22Q

https://youtu.be/QcvKG5neZ3c

Robert Johnson answered it in 1937 with ‘Milkcow Calf’s Blues,’ the last song he ever recorded.

https://youtu.be/YsvdGIuopOY

https://blues.org/blues_hof_inductee/mi ... ecca-1934/
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Re: Milkcow blues boogie

Postby Colin B » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:02 am

colonel snow wrote:More information about the history of the song can be found here:

http://jopiepopie.blogspot.com/search/l ... %281954%29


Thanks for that, colonel snow !

I wondered how the song title gained the 'Boogie' bit at the end !

It seems it was first introduced on the Elvis 'Sun' single from 1954.
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Re: Milkcow blues boogie

Postby Mojo Filter » Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:40 am

I'd imagine, by the 70s, this was a long forgotten song in Elvis' memory.....
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