Re: [Harp-L] Willie Dixon Controversy
At 09:58 AM 11/25/2008, you wrote:
Holy cats, are YOU old.....or what p.s. FASCINATING
Not as old as you, ol' pal, but pretty durned old. Old enough that I wear
a hat so as to make serious esthetic improvements and a better overall
Not that it helps.
In any case, I was a wee one when the Freddie Bell story played out, and
got it from story books my mammy read to me while sitting on her knee, next
to the banjo, which I found itchy.
The 'getting the copyright back from Otis and Robey' part I got directly
from Leiber, though I think it has since been told publicly.
He told me a bunch of cool tales that haven't been told publicly, while
riding around Manhattan in his Lancia. Those stories will wind up in my
tell-all memoir, should I ever do enough significant stuff to merit someone
paying me to write a memoir.
I wouldn't hold my breath.
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