Posts Tagged ‘Misc’

… should have been called “100 most popular women in music of the past 10-20 years or so”

Any list like this that does not include Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Ella Fitzgerald, Mahalia Jackson, Patsy Cline, Maybelle Carter, Loretta Lynn, Tina Turner, Billie Holiday, Ma Rainey, or Bessie Smith **just to name a FEW*** simply does not deserve the title they gave it. Oh! But it DID include Miley Cyruss and American Idol’s Fantasia!!! Thanks goodness for that!

Here is a link to the entire sorry list:

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Well, this site explains it very well

The short story:  the staple amulet of African-American Hoodoo (not Voodoo) practice, a flannel bag containing one or more magical items.  It is a “prayer in a bag” — a spell you can carry.

You may have heard of “John the Conqueror Root” as it is mentioned in many blues songs, including the very popular “Mannish Boy” by Muddy Waters.  What’s that?  This page on the same site explains it: