Woke up this morning.
Invented by Sonny Boy Richter. One means the singer’s dog is dead. Three means their mother is dead. Seven means they are seriously considering their own demise, and ten means the audience would happily be dead themselves to avoid listening to any more.
What you get when you go to Belgium.
You’re in the USA but you have a ticket for Brussels.
You’d be singing if you’d been to that many pubs.
The best a bluesman can do after eight bottles of Jack Daniels.
How he feels the morning after eight bottles of Jack Daniels.
What he needs the morning after eight bottles of Jack Daniels.
He needs a bath, too.
Blind Lemon Jefferson
Curious name. The implication is that there might somewhere be a seeing lemon.
Car accident featuring a drunk, depressed musician driving into the side of an unsuspecting pedestrian.
Where T-Bone Walker had his accident. He was distracted by seeing the ghost of Noele Gordon.
He hit wildlife, too.
Pedal steel guitar
Means of transport for bluesmen who have had their driving licence revoked.
Means of transport downhill in icy conditions.
When singers go on and on and on about how their woman has left them, their dog has died, and they are short of the price of a bottle of red-eye.
Blues singers generally are.
Noise a blues singer’s dog makes.
What Robert Johnson plays in heaven.