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FRIDAY SONG, Annette Hanshaw, I GET THE BLUES WHEN IT RAINS (Marcy Klauber and Harry Stoddart, 1928)

The light, seductive voice of Annette Hanshaw has led me to a song whose history confirms, as well as any song of the 20th century, that music knows no borders of genre, tradition or colour. 'I Get the Blues When It Rains' is not a work of genius but it's a great little  number,  with  on a neat lyrical idea and and  a catchy tune. Pop? Jazz? Blues? Country? Male? Female? Who knows? Who cares? But, first, Annette. It was a few years back that I came across Annette Hanshaw and fell in love with the wit, warmth and general...

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'We need cheering up right now and this singer-songwriter... is just the ticket.' Sunday Times

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