Browsing: The Language of the Blues

The blues is loaded with culinary references to sex- this is a form of signifying, which is the use of innuendo and doubletalk that is fully understood only by members of one’s community.

In a VERY special LOTB, Dr John explains the origins of blues language. If you know his lyrics or have heard him speak, you know he’s perhaps the best equipped person in music and blues to talk about it’s language!