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“Cross Your Heart” lyrics

Posted in red devils with tags , , , , on January 31, 2010 by J.J.

“Cross Your Heart” (Sonny Boy Williamson), from “King King”

When you cross your heart to someone
You’re not supposed to, you’re not supposed to tell a lie
You cross your heart to someone
Little girl, you’re not supposed to, you’re not supposed to tell a lie
If you say wrong or do wrong, baby, it got to be so long, or goodbye
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Bootleg review live from Iowa, 1993

Posted in red devils with tags , , , , , , on November 22, 2009 by J.J.

A bootleg of The Red Devils live at the Mississippi Blues Fest at Le Claire Park in Davenport, Iowa, July 2, 1993, is a solid capsule of the band on the summer festival circuit.

It’s not an essential set by any means, and may be of interest only to the most hardcore of collectors. Most of the songs are found in better form and audio quality in several other live sets. What stands out is the band’s almost experimental jamming, coming more than a year into the original lineup’s never-ending tour schedule.

The audio recording comes from a KFMH radio live broadcast of the festival; the announcer mentions other performers that day included Dr. John, Jimmy Ley and Nappy Brown. The poor audio quality of the recording means parts of the music are a wash, though Butler’s vocals are right out front, as are the harp and Paul Size’s lead guitar.
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Remix Devils: Trip-hop experiment

Posted in red devils with tags , , , , , , on July 27, 2009 by J.J.

On the hunt for more Red Devils info, stumbled onto the forum for The Gretsch Pages.

There, member tidalwave_sideburns has uploaded a trip-hop blues track with vocal samples from Muddy Waters and Lester Butler from “King King” (can you pick which ones?). In addition, “Cross Your Heart” is used as a bluesy bed for the cut.

It’s certainly different — and actually quite cool. Give a listen to the MP3 “Oh Yeah Baby” right here.

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