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Rated 3 points - posted 10 years ago by danielleblasko in category Other.
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"The Malcolm Calling Blues," by Estella Conwill Majozo Report Abuse
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"Oakland Blues," by Ishmael Reed Report Abuse
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"Blues for Dante Alligheri," by Kim Addonizio Report Abuse
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"Our room was too small, the sheets scratchy and hot--/ Our room was a kins of hell, we thought,/ and killed a half-liter of Drambuie we'd bought."
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"The Weary Blues," by Langston Hughes Report Abuse
8 points - added 10 years ago by danielleblasko - 1 comment
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"The singer stopped playing and went to bed/ While the Weary Blues echoed through his head./ He slept like a rock or a man that's dead."
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"Good Time Charlie's Got The LA Blues," by Kay Murphy Report Abuse
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"Calloway flashes electric teeth white/ when he closes with Some Gotta lose/ but Some gotta win tap his white suede shoes/ That blaze in the wake of The LA Blues."
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"Blues for Robert Johnson," by Kim Addonizio Report Abuse
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"Give me a pine of whiskey with a broken seal/ Give me one more hour with a broken feel/ I can't sleep again and a black dog's on my trail"
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"The Things-No-One-Knows Blues," by Terrance Hayes Report Abuse
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"I filed for bankruptcy in the borough of luxury./ I suspect it's time I eat my poetry...I believe B.B. fingered/ Lucille like the back of a pretty woman's knee,/ but no one seems to agree."
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"Workingman's Blues #2," by Bob Dylan Report Abuse
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"Thinking Woman's Blues," by Kay Murphy Report Abuse
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"Any Woman's Blues," by Sherley Anne Williams Report Abuse
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"Black Crow Blues," by Bob Dylan Report Abuse
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The Weary Blues Report Abuse
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"Riverbank Blues," by Sterling A. Brown Report Abuse
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"Immigrant Blues," by Li-Young Lee Report Abuse
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"Computer Blues," by Raymond R. Patterson Report Abuse
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"Wanda's Blues," by Jane Cooper Report Abuse
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"Subterranean Homesick Blues," by Bob Dylan Report Abuse
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"MIssing Boy Blues," by Kim Addonizio Report Abuse
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"Talking' New York," by Bob Dylan Report Abuse
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"Freight Train Blues," by Bob Dylan Report Abuse
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"Po' Boy Blues," by Langston Hughes Report Abuse
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"Mongrel Death Blues," by Joshua Weiner Report Abuse
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