Duncan And Brady - Various - Blues Selection
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The song's lyrics stemmed from actual events, involving the shooting Treat You Right - Bob Marley & The Wailers - Trench Town Rock James Brady in the Charles Starkes Saloon in St.
Louis, Missouri. Harry Duncan was convicted of the murder, and later executed. Lyrics to the song, including the main characters Duncan and Brady, originated from a barroom shooting in St.
LouisMissouri. Louis, where a bar fight was taking place. The officers tried to arrest patrons of the bar suspected Duncan And Brady - Various - Blues Selection starting the fight, which prompted a gunfight. Brady was shot by an unknown man, supposedly by the bar's owner, Charles Starkes. It was rumored that Charles Starkes later confessed to the murder on his deathbed.
However, a Mrs. Tom Barrett or Barreta resident of Marlin, Duncan And Brady - Various - Blues Selection wrote to folklorist Dorothy Scarborough about the song's lyrics and origins. She identified Waco as the scene of the shooting, although she did not specify whether or not it occurred in a bar. However, in the next verse, Brady is told that he "knew he done wrong", because he was. Women hear of the death of Brady and all dress in red. It's interesting to note that even though the detailed news article and lyrics from Leadbelly and others identify Brady as the policeman and Duncan as the civilian, Wilmer Watts who first recorded the song places the star on Duncan's chest:.
Wilmer Watts was born and lived in North Carolina  and only recorded for Paramount in Chicago in The Duncan and Brady incident happened in Therefore, it is likely Watts heard the story or the song after it had passed through many singers. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. On the Trail of Negro Folk-Songs. Harvard University Press,p. Southwestern Reporter, Vol Courier Dover Publications,pg. Duncan and Brady Laws Origins Spirituals Work songs American folk music Coon songs.
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