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Bayou Blues   Leave a comment

Pete & John (1 of 1) art II blogBayou Blues (Pete Mayes and John Broussard at Double Bayou Dance Hall, May, 2003) — Computer Painting by kenne)

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.

— Langston Hughes

Reminded of Pete Mayes   Leave a comment

Pete Mayes and John Broussard at the Double Bayou Dance Hall — Image by kenne

Yesterday I was reminded how much we miss not having Pete Mayes around any more, because of a comment I received on a video I placed on YourTube after his death December 17, 2008. (Click on the date for a link to Andrew Dansby excellent article on Pete’s death.) The video is something I put together of photos I had taken on several occasions at the Double Bayou Dance Hall, owned by Pete.

In an earlier article by Dansby, Pete was asked what makes Texas blues Texas blues, and he replied, “Texas blues swings,” he says. “Do you understand what I mean? Chicago blues, they beat you over the head with the beat. Boom boom boom boom. Yes, yes.”

We miss you, Pete!


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