The master of the asymmetrical country song, with his
ruminations on that awful disease, tuberculosis.
The Tee-heeee, Bee-heeee Buh-loo-hoo-hoo-hooos!
Achingly beautiful and poignant Bentonia blues, as only
the great Skip James can deliver. "I used to have some
friends but they wish that I was dead".
"I'm feeling sick and bad, my head is hurting too..."
Hope you get better soon, Big Bill!
Björk, being as Björky as ever. So very... dramatic!
Lovely track, with those horns.
Bumble Bee's in a bad way, and just in case you don't
believe him, hey, just listen to him coughing all through
the track! That man is sick!
This was a huge hit, back when people all across America
could get with that New Orleans lilt, which is, of course,
a feel like you'll find nowhere else.
A silly little ditty. About hay fever. Gotta love those Kinks.
Huey apparently recovered from that rockin' pneumonia,
but then, wouldn't you know it, some other malady came
along. Good excuse for serving up more of that infectious
New Orleans R&B feel, though. So satisfying!
This ballad about a young man dying of syphillis has seen
many, many interpretations since it first appeared as a
broadside ballad in the England of the 1700s! I've long loved
this version and Doc's simple, unaffected delivery.