#889: elizabeth cotten - washington blues & a jig (1969)

ms. cotten was jimi hendrix in a turtleneck, but a finer guitarist. and she would say, “i have a little jig i like to play. i don’t know how it came about. i play, then i ask people to name it. some said, ‘name it the birdcall.’ some said, ‘name it the waterfall,’ and somebody told me yesterday—a little something, i don’t know,” instead of lighting her instrument on fire.

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    one could watch this fingerpicking all night long
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