Curley would perform from one house party to the next often meeting up with his friends Blind Willie McTell and Buddy Moss. "When we was out partying, they loved to hear all Curley's songs but two they especially loved was Ticket Agent, and Tricks Ain't Working No More. You could really hear their feet stomping. Daddy and I used to sing Wee-Wee Hours together, it was really pretty." Cora Mae was there, taking it all in, singing along, sitting on the knees of the men that created this music.
Cora Mae Bryant is a blues scholar; her house is a blues museum. She can tell you everything one needs to know of the old blues. If you need a good lesson I strongly urge you to make a trip to her door in Oxford, Georgia.
Cora Mae Bryant is apart of the Music Maker Relief Foundation:
Music Maker Relief Foundation's Mission
Music Maker Relief Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the true pioneers and forgotten heroes of Southern musical traditions gain recognition and meet their day-to-day needs. Today, many such musicians are living in extreme poverty and need food, shelter, medical care, and other assistance. Music Maker's aid and service programs improve the quality of recipients' lives. Our work affirms to these artists that we value the gifts of music and inspiration they have delivered to the world. Our mission is to give back to the roots of American music. Our criterion for recipients is they be rooted in a Southern musical tradition, be 55 years or older and have an annual income less than $18,000. Music Maker Relief Foundation, Inc. is a tax exempt, public charity under IRS code 501(c)3.
For more information visit our website at www.musicmaker.org or call 919-643-2456.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Born in Newton County
2. Liquor Still
3. Empty Room Blues
4. Cold Rainy Day
5. You was Gone
6. Key to the Hightway
7. Motheress Child
8. East St. Louis Blues
10. You'll Need Somebody on your Bond
11. Cross the River of Jordan
12. Call on Jesus' Name
13. Live so God can Use You