Fattening Frogs For Snakes (2:22)

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  • analogmikke

    The KING of HARP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    28 juin 12h37m Répondre
  • LondonLouis

    I've always wondered what on earth this song was about. Now I've come across an interesting explanation from The Cambridge Companion to Blues and Gospel Music (Allen Moore, 2002). Originally this concept was from the country, and referred to having a partner who moved on to someone else (richer? more powerful?). But Sonny Boy may well have been referring to the way that Black artists of his era were being ripped off by the wider, white-dominated music industry in the form of cover tracks, the refusal to pay royalties etc. The author doesn't substantiate this argument but it feels plausible. The track seems to have been put down in 1957, which was a couple of years after Elvis made his breakthrough on the back of Crudup's It's all right mama. I can believe that Williamson could have been bitter at the commercial success of the White Rock and Roll pioneers.

    21 déc. 2013 Répondre
  • oldiesfanjohn

    Biggest buzzkill @Last.fm below me. V~Points at him~V . Read some of his words of wit on here. Why are you even here? If it were left up to you, music would never ever evolve. Sort of life that was depicted in the movie "Pleasantville" However for him life stays in black & white with shades of gray forever with no color, The only music allowed to be playing is The Blues and assorted other sad & pessimistic songs pre-1970. It gets worse. People walking around like it's the1948 novel George Orwell's "1984". A sad state of affairs ya got going there @BigChoupique.

    10 août 2013 Répondre
  • BigChoupique

    Run all dem frogs out my home /// tired o' hearin that black snake moan

    28 mars 2013 Répondre
  • LondonLouis

    Still an absolute knock out.

    10 déc. 2012 Répondre
  • poleepeat

    it took me a looong time to find out mymistakes nice tune .... good music

    14 jui. 2012 Répondre
  • Paullamby

    Paul Lamb does a good version

    25 juin 2012 Répondre
  • pimike

    fattening frogs for snakes-putting effort into an endeavor only to have someone else take the credit

    24 mai 2012 Répondre
  • aprilanc

    Love the name o this song!

    1 mars 2012 Répondre
  • BigChoupique

    *rofl* ... can anyone really not know what frogs and snakes are in blues?

    3 fév. 2012 Répondre
  • wolfy76484

    This man can play that harp

    20 avr. 2011 Répondre
  • harryno


    27 fév. 2011 Répondre
  • dewfish

    I think Gramfan nailed what the song is really about. Great song.

    6 jan. 2011 Répondre
  • lossless777

    hell yes

    19 août 2010 Répondre
  • mikesimpson

    atta-boy sonny

    3 juin 2010 Répondre
  • Druid66

    The title is such a chilling metaphor, and I love that razor-blade mouth harp thing.

    15 avr. 2010 Répondre
  • dwbmike

    there is only Sonny Boy Williamson the harmonica king from the delta of Arkansas along with the delta of miss. the home of the blues

    13 nov. 2009 Répondre
  • joswein

    how good is this band!

    24 oct. 2009 Répondre
  • jimmy69041

    a beautiful and unique way of describing a common experiance

    23 août 2009 Répondre
  • Gramfan

    You get your frog all dressed up nice and living large and wearing a pretty blue dress and some snake in a zoot suit come along and gobbles her down. That's fattening frogs for snakes.

    17 août 2009 Répondre
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