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Blind Boy Fuller: Piedmont Blues' Notorious B.I.G.

Geoffrey Himes, American Songwriter, 13 May 2015

WHERE DID the Rolling Stones get the title for their 1970 live album, Get Yer Ya-Yas Out? From Blind Boy Fuller's 1938 single of the same name. Where did The Grateful Dead get the term "Truckin'"? From Fuller's 1937 single 'Trucking My Blues Away' (later covered by Hot Tuna). Where did Led Zeppelin get the double entendres for 'The Lemon Song' and 'Custard Pie'? From Fuller's songs 'Let Me Squeeze Your Lemon' and 'I Want Some Of Your Pie'. Where did Bob Dylan find the models for 'Baby, Let Me Follow You Down' and 'Step It Up and Go'? From Fuller's 'Mama, Let Me Lay It on You' and 'Step It Up and Go'.

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