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‘Always had a warm place in my heart’: A lost blues legend directly impacted early Hall and Oates albums

‘Always had a warm place in my heart’: A lost blues legend directly impacted early Hall and Oates albums

John Oates says a legendary Mississippi Delta bluesman who first rose to fame in the late 1920s ended up having a direct impact on the initial recordings by Hall and Oates.

One Track Mind: Taj Mahal, "Stagger Lee" (2011)

The lyrics have changed over these many years, but the mythical journey of Stagger Lee — “that bad man, oh, cru-el Stagolee” who shot a card-playing companion over a five-dollar Stetson hat — remains this talismanic tale.

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