Dead Shrimp Blues

Album: King Of The Delta Blues (1936)
  • According to Dave Rubin in Robert Johnson - King Of The Delta Blues, the curious title of this song is not so curious; it is described as a medium shuffle and a song about "temporary impotence".
  • Recorded November 27, 1936, it is perhaps surprising that it ever got past the censor; the sheet music is copyright King Of Spades Music 1978, 1990 and 1991.
  • Although this short acoustic number is both decades and light years away from Al Stewart's epic "Love Chronicles", there is a short passage in the latter song where the Glasgow-born troubadour expresses the same sentiment. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 3

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