The Hellhounds. He is a true master of the blues! You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Learn how and when to remove this template message, The Boll Weevil Song and 11 Other Great Hits, List of number-one adult contemporary singles of 1961 (U.S.), "Boll Weevil Here, Boll Weevil Everywhere: Field Recordings, Vol. Short - Over To My House - Elvie Thomas - Hambone Blues - Ed Bell - Down In Tennessee - Lonnie Clark - Ham Hound Crave - Rube Lacy - Fire Detective Blues - Roosevelt Sykes Thanks for previewing Band Search. Lead Belly re-recorded the song a number of times between 1934 and his death in 1949, with slightly different lyrics. ", to which the boll weevils reply, "We ain't gonna do ya much harm". On the latter label he was credited as Sam Butler, which has become the name most commonly used to identify him. 2:00 PREVIEW Been On the Job Too Long By Rhonda Vincent. ----- MISSIPPI BO WEAVIL BLUES - Charley Patton ----- Tabbed by: refewz I tabbed this myself and am posting it because there is a serious lack of Charley Patton's guitar work available on this site. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Langhorne Slim. Many songs about the boll weevil were recorded by blues musicians during the 1920s through the 1940s. Soon after, Patton began playing blues. I'm a lone boll weevil, Been out a good long time, I'm a lone boll weevil, Been out a good long time, I'm gonna sing this tune to ease a boll weevil's lonesome mind. Hey, boll weevil, Don't sing them blues no more, Hey, hey, boll weevil, Don't sing them blues no more, Boll weevil's here, boll weevil's everywhere you go. Almost 30 years later, Bo Weevil lives on in ten all-original albums that encapsulate true Americana – a blend of country, rock, folk, singer-songwriter and blues. 6:29 PREVIEW Let Me Explain. Bo Weavil Jackson (dates and places of birth and death unknown, real name said to be James Butler) was an American blues singer and guitarist. On the week ending July 17, 1961, Billboard Magazine debuted the "Easy Listening chart" (renamed the Adult Contemporary chart in 1979). The 1961 recording by American R&B singer Brook Benton was released as "The Boll Weevil Song" in an adaptation by Benton and frequent musical collaborator Clyde Otis. 4. His parents were Bill and Annie Patton. [2], His recordings have been published in both notation and tablature transcriptions, which have enabled contemporary detailed study of his style and technique.[2]. Since the number-one song on the Hot 100 chart at the time was "Tossin' and Turnin'" by rock and roll singer Bobby Lewis, and Benton's song was not considered rock and roll by the magazine, "The Boll Weevil Song" holds the distinction of being the first number-one song on the Billboard Easy Listening chart.[5]. The chorus of "we're lookin' for a home" was sung by Benton and the Mike Stewart Singers. Charlie Patton Mississippi Bo Weavil Blues Lyrics. It was at this time that Patton developed a love for music. When Patton was nine years old, his family moved to Dockery’s plantation. She … However, a rendition by Lead Belly recorded in 1934 by folklorist Alan Lomax led to its becoming well-known. Lordie "A-Louisiana raised in Texas, Least is where I was bred and born", Lordie. Perhaps as early as 1908,[1] blues pioneer Charley Patton wrote a song called "Mississippi Boweevil Blues" and recorded it in July 1929 (as "The Masked Marvel") for Paramount Records. "You Can't Keep No Brown" / "Devil and My Brown Blues", This page was last edited on 7 March 2021, at 16:00. [3], It is widely believed that Jackson was active in Birmingham, Alabama, since he referred to that area in his lyrics, and because that was apparently where the talent scouts found him performing on the street, but he was promoted as originating from North Carolina. You can plant your cotton and you won't get a half a bale, Lordie Bo weevil, bo weevil, where's your native home? Charley Patton - Mississippi Boweavil Blues Lyrics. Blues pioneer Charley Patton is credited with writing the first version, then called "Mississippi Bo Weavil Blues"; Ma Rainey ("Mother of the Blues") recorded a version in 1923 as "Bo-Weevil Blues" and Bessie Smith covered it in 1924. A 1961 adaptation by Brook Benton became a pop hit, reaching number two on the Billboard Hot 100. Join Sonicbids today to get full access to view profiles and message members directly. Members: Lulu "Sulteco" Lelet, Matthieu Fromont, Vincent Talpaert [a2949296] Artist . Her first session, cut with Austin and Her Blue Serenaders, featured the traditional number "Bo-Weevil Blues." Bo Weavil Blues Band. Marketplace 15 For Sale. You can plant your cotton and you won't get a half a bale, Lordie Bo weevil, bo wee Blues musician, with such songs as "Slave to the Blues," "Jelly Bean Blues," "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" , and "Bo Weevil Blues." Ma Rainey also sang about the boll weevil being everywhere you go in her 1923 recording Bo-Weavil Blues: Hey boll weevil, don't sing the blues no more Hey hey boll weevil, don't sing the blues no more Boll weevils here, boll weevils everywhere you go Edit Artist ; Share. Some of the lyrics are similar to "Boll Weevil," describing the first time and "the next time" the narrator saw the boll weevil and making reference to the weevil's family and home. Perhaps as early as 1908, blues pioneer Charley Patton wrote a song called "Mississippi Boweevil Blues" and recorded it in July 1929 (as "The Masked Marvel") for Paramount Records. Fats Domino's "Bo Weevil" song portrays a performance of the Bo Weevil song at celebration on a farm. by Amanda Boyd (SHS) Charley Patton (also known as Charlie Patton) is considered one of the earliest and best known blues singers. About Bo Weevil. 2. Bo Weavil Jackson (dates and places of birth and death unknown, real name said to be James Butler) was an American blues singer and guitarist. [2] But the first version to include all the hallmarks of the song is Lead Belly's, first recorded by Lomax on October 15, 1934 in Shreveport, Louisiana. 2013 Preview SONG TIME Takes a Little Rain. The following is a list of versions of the song by other artists. [2] His 78-rpm records are highly sought by collectors and have been re-released on numerous LP and CD compilation albums. She was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. It was featured … 3:16 PREVIEW How Long Must I Wait. 6. If people like I may post more of his tabs in the future. He was one of the first country bluesmen to be recorded, in 1926, for Paramount Records and Vocalion Records.On the latter label he was credited as Sam Butler, which has become the name most commonly used to identify him. The Boll Weevil Café and Sweetery is a cozy cafe with an eclectic menu featuring more than 30 homemade desserts; a delectable 'Southern Delights' menu with southern favorites such as fried green tomatoes and shrimp and grits; and an abundance of wines by the glass and bottle. “Boll Weevil Blues is a good read and an example of the importance of balancing the reality of the boll weevil with the rhetoric surrounding it. "Mother of the Blues" Ma Rainey recorded a song called "Bo-Weavil Blues" in Chicago in December 1923, and Bessie Smithcovered it in 1924, but the song had lit… Benton's recording was a hit single during the summer of 1961 and became the highest-charting single of his career on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where the singer had eight Top 10 hits between 1959 and 1970. 4. 13-14; Taft 1983, p. 211). 3. 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By simply dropping the two “L’s”, the moniker Bo Weevil was born. Rhonda Vincent. This boll weevil song is considered to be a minimum 100 years old. [4] According to Eugene Chadbourne, Paramount promoted him as having "come down from the Carolinas". Mississippi Bo Weavil Blues Lyrics: Sees a little boll weevil keeps movin' in the, Lordie! You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. 3:23 PREVIEW That'll Never … "Boll Weevil Song" is an adaption of the traditional blues song written by Eddie Cochran and Jerry Capehart. Apart from his 1926 recordings, no further documentation of him exists. Hey, bo-weavil 1, don't sing them blues no more Hey, hey, bo-weavil, don't sing them blues no more Bo-weavil's here, bo-weavil's everywhere you'll go I'm a lone bo-weavil, been out a great long time I'm a lone bo-weavil, been out a great long time I'm gonna sing these blues to ease the bo-weavil's lonesome mind Bo Weevil is a Blues and Acoustic Band. 3:29 PREVIEW What You Choose. Find Bo Weavil Blues Band discography, albums and singles on AllMusic This article about a United States singer is a stub. 5. Ma Rainey, Soundtrack: Repo Man. Hey, bo-weavil, don't sing them blues no more Hey, hey, bo-weavil, don't sing them blues no more Bo-weavil's here, bo-weavil's everywhere you'll go I'm a lone bo … Sees a little boll weevil keeps movin' in the, Lordie! Lordie "A-Louisiana raised in Texas, least is where I was bred and born", Lordie Mississippi Bo Weevil Blues By Langhorne Slim. 3:09 PREVIEW Wartime Blues By the Hellhounds. “Boll Weevil Blues is a good read and an example of the importance of balancing the reality of the boll weevil with the rhetoric surrounding it. 16 (1934-1940)", "Various Artists | People Take Warning! "The Boll Weevil Song" spent three weeks at number two on the Hot 100 chart. Despite the presence of many well-documented country blues performers with rich, elaborate recording catalogs, blues fans have always searched the nooks and crannies for shadowy characters who appear out of nowhere and then vanish off the face of the Earth, leaving behind a dozen sides, maybe less. In the UK, the song reached a peak position of number 30 on the UK Singles Chart and remained in the Top 40 for eight weeks during the summer of 1961. This article about a blues musician from the United States is a stub. He found he could be f… The lyrics deal with the boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis), a beetle, which feeds on cotton buds and flowers, that migrated into the U.S. from Mexico in the late 19th century and had infested all U.S. cotton-growing areas by the 1920s, causing severe devastation to the industry. He was born on May 1, 1891, in Hinds County nearEdwards or Bolton, Mississippi. This article about a United States guitarist is a stub. "Boll Weevil" is a traditional blues song, also known by similar titles such as "Boweavil" or "Boll Weevil Blues". Murder Ballads and Disaster Songs, 1913–1938", Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread), A Rockin' Good Way (to Mess Around and Fall in Love), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Boll_Weevil_(song)&oldid=1001113471, Articles needing additional references from June 2019, All articles needing additional references, Cleanup tagged articles with a reason field from June 2019, Wikipedia pages needing cleanup from June 2019, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz work identifiers, Wikipedia articles with multiple identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 18 January 2021, at 08:55. Lindsey & Alvin Condor's "Boll Weevil" recorded February 24, 1928 contains these same elements. 4:14 PREVIEW Civilised Man. 3:49 PREVIEW Had to Disagree. Both songs personify the boll weevil in different ways. [1] He was one of the first country bluesmen to be recorded, in 1926, for Paramount Records and Vocalion Records. 5. "The Boll Weevil Song" is a blues standard whose history goes back at least a hundred years. Bo Weevil" is a song written by Dave Bartholomew and Fats Domino, recorded by Domino in 7 November 1955 and released as a single in January 1956, peaking at number 35 on the U.S. pop chart and number 5 on the U.S. R&B chart in February 1956. Aliases: Bo Weavil, Bo Weavil & Band. Considered a novelty record, it was produced by Shelby Singleton and appeared on an album called The Boll Weevil Song and 11 Other Great Hits. Blues musician, with such songs as "Slave to the Blues," "Jelly Bean Blues," "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" , and "Bo Weevil Blues." - Pistol Blues - Bo Weevil Jackson - Pratt City Blues - "Jabo" Williams - Telephone Arguin' Blues - J.D. In Ma Rainey's song, line It was the B-side of Cochran's Liberty Records hit single "Somethin' Else" and released in July 1959. Some of the lyrics are similar to "Boll Weevil," describing the first time and "the next time" the narrator saw the boll weevil and making reference to the weevil's family and home. During the early time of 1908, Charley Patton, the blues pioneer, wrote a fabulous weevil song, “Mississippi Bo Weevil Blues”, which was recorded in July in the year of 1929, and published in the famous Paramount Records by … In both Jaybird Coleman's "Boll Weevil," from the late 1920s, and Blind Willie McTell's, from the 1930s, there is an element of a dialogue between the boll weevil and a farmer. The majority of the song's lyrics are spoken by Benton, as in when the farmer inquires, "Say, why'd you pick my farm? This separate chart was created to list songs that the magazine deemed were not rock and roll records. The song tells the story of the Boll Weevil coming from Texas and spreading throughout the South. 1. Mississippi Bo Weavil Blues lyrics performed by Charlie Patton: Sees a little boll weevil keeps movin' in the, Lordie! His technique is distinctive for its upbeat tempo, varied melodic lines, and impromptu instrumentals. [4] On the R&B chart, where Benton had enjoyed even greater success, the song also reached number two. W.A. You can plant your cotton and you won't get a half a bale, Lordie Bo weevil, bo weevil, where's your native home? He took up the guitar in his early teenage years (Charley Patton). tenacity of African-Americans in Charley Patton's 'Mississippi Bo Weevil Blues' of 1929 ('Boll weevil told the farmer that I ain't going to treat you fair/Took all the blossoms and leave you an empty square', 11. "Mother of the Blues" Ma Rainey recorded a song called "Bo-Weavil Blues" in Chicago in December 1923, and Bessie Smith covered it in 1924, but the song had little in common with Lead Belly's "Boll Weevil" aside from the subject matter.

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