“Mamie's Blues” was, at first, an almost incidental part of Morton's memories about New Orleans. He later made it into one of his most beautiful blues, with a gentleness and delicacy that was unique. It was a more robust record, a mood more appropriate to the afternoons when he heard Mamie Desdume play it. The bass showed tango which came to be called “boogie woogie”. The stanzas were a perfect mix of feminine feeling, pride, and practicality.
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