BOURGEOIS BLUES, THE

Latest update on 01/04/2016

Artist: Lead Belly
Author: Huddie Ledbetter/Alan Lomax
Label: Musicraft
Year: 1939

Written in Washington D.C., the "bourgeois town" he couldn't find a decent hotel room cause of strict segregationist housing laws. He and his wife were supposed to stay with the Lomaxes but they got in trouble with the landlord. That's where this song is all about with some lines added by Alan.

Covers:

1961:

Pete Seeger

1976:

Ry Cooder

1978:

Rolling Stones [adapted as When The Whip Comes Down]

1980:

Tav Falco's Panther Burns

1987:

Billy Childish

1988:

Taj Mahal

1997:

Hans Theessink

2001:

Odetta

2008:

Eric Bibb

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