Friday, December 16
Wikipedia - "Talking blues is a form of folk music and country music. It is characterized by rhythmic speech or near-speech where the melody is free, but the rhythm is strict. Christopher Allen Bouchillon, billed as 'The Talking Comedian of the South,' is credited with creating the 'talking blues' form with the song 'Talking Blues,' recorded for Columbia Records in Atlanta in 1926, from which the style gets its name. ... A talking blues typically consists of a repetitive guitar line utilizing a three chord progression which, although it is called a 'blues', is not actually a twelve bar blues. The vocals are sung in a rhythmic, flat tone, very near to a speaking voice, and take the form of rhyming couplets. ..."
JOHN GREENWAY -- OBVIOUS SOURCE OF DYLAN'S TALKING BLUES (Video)
Folk Archivist (Video)
YouTube: Chris Bouchillon - Talking Blues (1926), Mean Talking Blues - Woody Guthrie, Mean Talkin Blues ~ Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan - Talkin' John Birch Society Blues, Bob Dylan - Talkin' World War III Blues (March 10th 1964)