BIG JOE SHELTON

BIG JOE SHELTON

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MISSISSIPPI BLUES ROOTED IN THE PAST CONCEIVED IN THE PRESENT

Biography

BIG JOE'S JUKE IS AN AUTHENTIC, DOWN-HOME, SOUTHERN JUKE JOINT BLUES DUO FEATURING BIG JOE SHELTON ON HARMONICA,ACOUSTIC GUITAR AND VOCALS AND BART OWINGS ON GUITAR PERCUSSION AND VOCALS.
THEY HAIL FROM A REGION OF MISSISSIPPI KNOWN AS THE BLACK BELT PRAIRIE WHICH IS ALSO THE BIRTHPLACE OF BLUES LEGENDS: HOWLIN' WOLF, BIG JOE WILLIAMS AND BUKKA WHITE. ROOTED IN THE PAST AND CONCEIVED IN THE PRESENT, THEIR MUSIC IS GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THESE ARTISTS AND THE REGION IN WHICH THEY LIVE.
THE DUO HAS OVER FIFTY YEARS OF PERFORMING EXPERIENCE BETWEEN THEM. FROM NEW ORLEANS, MEMPHIS AND CHICAGO TO ENGLAND, FRANCE, BELGUIM, BULGARIA AND THE NETHERLANDS THESE BLUES VETERANS HAVE THRILLED AUDIENCESES WITH THEIR RAW AUTHENTIC MUSICAL STYLE.
THEY HAVE ALSO PERFORMED AT NUMEROUS CLUBS AND FESTIVALS IN THE SOUTHEAST INCLUDING: THE KING BISCUIT BLUES FESTIVAL, THE HOWLIN' WOLF BLUES FESTIVAL, FREEDOM CREEK BLUES FESTIVAL, THE BLACK BELT BLUES AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL, THE BEAL STREET MESS AROUND AND GROUND ZERO BLUES CLUB IN CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI.

CONTACT JOE AT: (662) 243-7076 OR bigjoeshelton@juno.com OR www.bigjoeshelton.com

Lyrics

Scratchin' Your Itch

Written By: Big Joe Shelton

That pack of dogs
you been runnin' with
Don't care 'bout you
one little bit
To them you nothin'
but a piece of meat
a place to bury that
bone so deep.

Repeat first verse

Chorus-
Hellhounds snappin'
at your feet
to them you nothin' but a
piece of meat
You keep runnin'
with that pack of dogs
you damn sho' woman
gonna lose it all.

They walk in circles
at your door
sniffin' round
wantin' more.
When they through
you left alone
all you gettin' is a
dog gone bone.

Chorus

Say you only
scratchin' your itch
don't mean nothin' when you
act a bitch
I ask the doctor
what can it be?
He say "you lay with dogs
you sho' get fleas".

Chorus

END

In Mississippi

Written By: Big Joe Shelton

My right light's high
my left light's low
battery's dead
my horn won't blow
in Mississippi
down here in Mississippi
till I'm heaven bound
I'll be breakin' down
In Mississippi.

Chorus-
In Mississippi
down here In Mississippi
Lawd, Lawd
In Mississippi
down here in Mississippi
till I'm heaven bound
I'll be gettin' down
In Mississippi.

Spring done sprung
fall done fell
summer's here
it's hot as hell
In Mississippi
down here in Mississipi
don't act no fool
maintain your cool in Mississippi.

Chorus

You can talk bad 'bout us
you can be unkind
don't make me no never mind
in Mississippi
down here in Mississippi
go ahead talk your trash
our blues will kick your ass
in Mississippi

Chorus

END

Ears Like A Mule

Written By: Big Joe Shelton

Chorus-
She's got ears like a mule
a face like a orangutan
she's got ears like a mule
a face like a orangutan
she ain't good lookin'but
man she can shake that thing.

Every time I see her
she's hugging and kissing me
every time I see her
she's hugging and kissing me
she's grinnin' like a possum
sittin' in a sweet gum tree.

Chorus

She roll and she tumble
she barrel house all the time
she roll and she tumble
she barrel house all the time
she's five foot high
go 'bout two ninetynine.

Chorus

END

Discography

BIG JOE SHELTON - BIG JOE SHELTON - 2004
RIBS AND CAT WHISKY - 2003

Set List

FOURTYFIVE MINUTE SETS CONSISTING OF ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS AND COVERS.

ORIGINALS

IN MISSISSIPPI, AIN'T NOTHING CAN CHANGE IT, MISSISSIPPI NIGHT, BE A WOMAN, RIBS AND CAT WHISKY, WHAT ELSE CAN IT BE, ASHES TO ASHES, THE ADDICTION, DEVIL LIVES IN MEMPHIS, WOMEN AND WHISKY, EARS LIKE A MULE, CAN'T COME BACK, LEAVING YOUR BEHIND, SCRATCHIN' YOUR ITCH, VOODOO QUEEN, CATFISH ED, YOU DON'T MATTER NO MORE

COVERS

KILLIN' FLOOR, SPOONFUL, GREASY GREENS, STAG-O-LEE, TELL ME, SITTING ON TOP OF WORLD, WHEN THE LEVEE BREAKS, CHERRY BOMB, CAN'T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT, HUSH HUSH, HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN, ROCK ME BABY, MESSIN' WITH THE KID, EASY MONEY, ROLL THE DICE, WISH YOU WERE HERE, STATESBORO BLUES, RAINEY NIGHT IN GEORGIA, GIVEN' IT UP, WHO DO YOU LOVE, BANG A GONG, AIN'T WASTING TIME NO MORE, NO WOMAN NO CRY, LET'S GET IT ON, WALK THE DOG, PRIDE AND JOY, WORKING MANS BLUES, PINK HIUSES, LAST DANCE WITH MARYJANE, MUSTANG SALL