Posts Tagged ‘slang’

(first post!)

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: