Born with the Blues
Cora Mae Bryant is the daughter of Georgia guitar legend Curley Weaver. She remembers, 'When the weekend came, Daddy would come and get me. We did not know the difference between night and day.' Curley would perform from one house party to the next often meeting up with his friends Blind Willie McTell and Buddy Moss. 'When we was out partying, they loved to hear all Curley's songs but two they especially loved was Ticket Agent, and Tricks Ain't Working No More. You could really hear their feet stomping. Daddy and I used to sing Wee-Wee Hours together, it was really pretty.' Cora Mae was there, taking it all in, singing along, sitting on the knees of the men that created this music. Cora Mae Bryant is a blues scholar; her house is a blues museum. She can tell you everything one needs to know of the old blues. If you need a good lesson I strongly urge you to make a trip to her door in Oxford, Georgia. A special note of appreciation must go to JJ for learning to play the guitar so well and being such a devoted pupil of this great blues bard. - Timothy Duffy.