"They call it stormy Monday, but Tuesday's just as bad/Wednesday's worse, and Thursday's also sad." There's a lot more to the blues than three chords played on an old beat-up guitar. Squeeze My Lemon is a collection of some of the best blues lines ever recorded. From birth ("Born under a bad sign/I've been down since I began to crawl") to death ("Everybody wants to go to heaven/But nobody wants to die") and everything in between, this volume quotes classic blues phrases by songwriters/artists B.B. King, Bessie Smith, Muddy Waters, T-Bone Walker, Robert Johnson and many, many others. Compiled by award-winning author/Grammy-nominated record producer Randy Poe, Squeeze My Lemon: A Collection of Classic Blues Lyrics features classic photos of many leading blues artists. A great gift book, itt is highly entertaining not only for blues lovers, but for anyone who appreciates great lyrics. Categorized by subject matter (Love - Or the Lack Thereof, Bluess and Booze, Blues Behind Bars, Make Mine a Double Entendre, etc.), Squeeze My Lemon is a book you'll return to - and quote from - again and again."
"squeeze my lemon, til the juice runs down my leg" is the opening quote from this excellent book, by randy poe, that exquisitely details some of the finest blues lyrics around. I've posted just 6 times about the blues (in varying forms) and to be honest I'd say that's an accurate reflection about how much I may listen to the blues. It doesn't though reflect my love, appreciation, but certainly lack of understanding of this great music. hence this series of posts really. by finding this book of lyrics (for a mere fiver at the temple bar book market) i (and any interested readers, can easily explore a myriad of songs, based solely on lyrics. the series will jump from category to category though so expect no rhythm in these posts.
to get the series this first post is for jim carroll over at 'on the record'. jim, thanks for all the posts and to your readers for some of the best comment threads going. cheers.
you may know this song as covered (and indeed ripped off in a manner) by led zeppelin , as indicated here. tonight we won't be uploading any led zeppelin songs for various reasons.
this is the original version by 'robert johnson' with his 'travelin' roadside blues'.
buy ' travelin' riverside blues': iTunes.
reference: 'squeeze my lemon' blog.