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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: My words for Louis Armstrongs great "potato Head Blues".


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Greenmeat - Posted - 02/17/2019:  08:47:52


The Manhattan Minstrel Eddy Davis playing and singing his words on a song written by Louis Armstrong for a Chicago recording date in 1927. In Woody Allen's 1979 film "Manhattan" his character (named after me) Isaac Davis lists Armstrong's recording of "Potato Head" as "one of the reasons that life is worth living". Davis is playing on his Custom OME 12" head - 17 fret Tenor Banjo.
I wrote the words some years ago. Oh, and the little 4 bar intro that I play is the 4 bar SOLO of the great Johnny St. Cyr (from the recording) that Johnny plays just before the acclaimed - stop time solo by Louis. This is not really a "Blues". It's a 32 bar chorus tune. I hope you enjoy it. Eddy Davis (not Isaac)


davidcava - Posted - 02/18/2019:  04:54:18


GREAT version Eddy. I'm going to start working on this one.

Boogie Bogen - Posted - 02/22/2019:  07:35:20


I saw this on youtube and was very happily entertained. I didn't know you wrote the lyrics! Great job!!

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