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The Derek Trucks Band — Crow Jane
Album: Songlines
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6.7

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Total ratings: 845









Released: 2006
Length: 3:49
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Crow Jane, and Crow Jane, and Crow Jane
Don't you hold your head too high
Someday, baby you know you got to die

I'm gonna buy me a pistol,
Long as I am tall
Shoot Crow Jane just to see her fall

There's a reason I told Crow Jane
Don't you hold your head so high
Someday, baby you know you got to die
You got to lay down, and die
Lay down

Yes, I dug her grave
With a silver spade
Ain't nobody gon' take Crow Jane's place

I wanna dig her grave
With a silver spade
I aint gonna let nobody take her place

There's a reason I told Crow Jane
Don't you hold your head so high
Someday, baby you know you got to die
Crow Jane, Crow Jane

You never missed your water
'Til your well run dry
I didn't missed Crow Jane until the day she died

There's a reason I told Crow Jane
Don't you hold your head so high
Someday, baby you know you got to die

Gonna lay down and die
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Great groove. I can't stand the vocals, though.
Ha!

When I first heard this, I thought it was Prince!

But the slide gave it away. 
Ever since I saw DTB at a small dive bar in Seattle many years ago I have been hooked! Stood right in front of Derek just a couple of feet away for the whole show and it just blew me away. 
hmmmm - just plain love this song, and loved it when they played it in a small theater here in central PA....
 kingart wrote:

Many of us are waiting for YOUR music to make its debut here on RP. Please send Bill some of your best sample tracks and exhort him to share them with us. Given the paraphrase of the old hippy adage, "those that can, do, those that can't, bitch and moan," we promise to let you down gently. 

 
+1  {#Clap}



Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
 Stingray wrote:
Alternativ America seems to be soooo stuck,
in old Hippy Music.

There is lots of great "new" music,
why this retro-bullshit...?

I do not care "Derek Sucks" is a great guitar-player,
and I am certainly not saying this is bad music,

all I am saying is,

this is old-fart-Daddy dream guitar-band's music!

Before my mind's eye I see lots of "Mogols"
in their silly-silly outfit'n'mindset,
bottle of beer - head-banging - bullshittin'...
enjoying a "Derek Sucks" live-performace!


 
Many of us are waiting for YOUR music to make its debut here on RP. Please send Bill some of your best sample tracks and exhort him to share them with us. Given the paraphrase of the old hippy adage, "those that can, do, those that can't, bitch and moan," we promise to let you down gently. 
 sbegf wrote:
How this is rated below 7 is beyond me....
 
Because this is real democracy in action?
Funky, sassy, FUN stuff for a Mile-High Friday night!
 boober wrote:

WTF kinda comment was that?
I am not worthy Mr Ray!

 
Nobody knows, but he?! Dont worry, there is no help for him! Nice music btw.
 Stingray wrote:
Alternativ America seems to be soooo stuck,
in old Hippy Music.

There is lots of great "new" music,
why this retro-bullshit...?

I do not care "Derek Sucks" is a great guitar-player,
and I am certainly not saying this is bad music,

all I am saying is,

this is old-fart-Daddy dream guitar-band's music!

Before my mind's eye I see lots of "Mogols"
in their silly-silly outfit'n'mindset,
bottle of beer - head-banging - bullshittin'...
enjoying a "Derek Sucks" live-performace!

 
WTF kinda comment was that?
I am not worthy Mr Ray!



marvelous song...

 
Versatile fun! Yep...good stuff.
How this is rated below 7 is beyond me....
LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT !!!

I'm just another old-fart-Daddy — with superb tastes in music.
Well the vocalist is from Minneapolis, and he ain't Derek either.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Mattison

Whirlpool wrote:
There's only one Prince. And this guy ain't Prince.
Not to mention I'm getting sick of hearing it here. It's getting burned out.



 DaveInVA wrote:
I usually like the Derek Trucks Band but this song is just annoying
 
Ditto, love the guitar, but the vocals really pain me, and i'm pretty flexible.
 helgigermany wrote:

I will!
 


Also check out the Tedeschi Trucks Band...

 

 jkhandy wrote:

Some people spend wayyyyy too much time in their heads.  A little less thinking and a lot more feeling would sure do this world a whole lot of good! 

 
Very true words, my friend!

 run4more wrote:

Well, as usual, I find your post to be both learned and astute and also, as usual, I don't know what the hell you are saying. My loss, I enjoy your posts anyway—it's just that I get all crazy when I'm forced to think. My personal take is that Dog_Ear was talking about the element of soul.  Which should be neither white or black, young or old, Delta or European bred, but perhaps some muddied shade of gray born of timelessness and deep-space.. Some musicians have it, some are technically proficient but play completely without it. I have given this one an "8" but I confess that some of Derek Trucks work (including albums and live performance) doesn't do much for me. Maybe if I could see that Mobius gear in action I would better understand...{#Wink}
 
Some people spend wayyyyy too much time in their heads.  A little less thinking and a lot more feeling would sure do this world a whole lot of good! 

 Businessgypsy wrote:

On behalf of all the other white guys who grew up on the Delta immersed in blues, congratulations on the remarkable effort. Your misplaced reflected offense on behalf of something you feel strongly about, but don't quite grasp, is even more confusing than this 3D Mobius gear!


 
Well, as usual, I find your post to be both learned and astute and also, as usual, I don't know what the hell you are saying. My loss, I enjoy your posts anyway—it's just that I get all crazy when I'm forced to think. My personal take is that Dog_Ear was talking about the element of soul.  Which should be neither white or black, young or old, Delta or European bred, but perhaps some muddied shade of gray born of timelessness and deep-space.. Some musicians have it, some are technically proficient but play completely without it. I have given this one an "8" but I confess that some of Derek Trucks work (including albums and live performance) doesn't do much for me. Maybe if I could see that Mobius gear in action I would better understand...{#Wink}
Saw them show yesterday! Tedeschi Trucks Band live! Much more better than on cd!
Dog_Ear wrote:
If you had ever heard Skip James sing this, you would . . . "get it".

An almost worthy effort, but whenever white kids strap on a guitar & try to sound like they grew up "on the Delta" it makes my skin (on my eardrum) crawl.

Try Skip James -the "real deal"

On behalf of all the other white guys who grew up on the Delta immersed in blues, congratulations on the remarkable effort. Your misplaced reflected offense on behalf of something you feel strongly about, but don't quite grasp, is even more confusing than this 3D Mobius gear!



 brander wrote:

You seriously don't consider Derek Trucks the "real deal"? Better call Rolling Stone Magazine and tell them to remove him from their list of the 100 Best Rock Guitarists of ALL TIME.

 

Had to laugh at the juxtaposition of "Rock Guitarists" and "ALL TIME". 
 romeotuma wrote: 
I will!

 Tippster wrote:

Guess it's programmed into the computer that way... {#Naughty}
 
Really?  BILL!!!!

"... Programmed by two human beings..." 
 Stingray wrote:
Alternativ America seems to be soooo stuck,
in old Hippy Music.

There is lots of great "new" music,
why this retro-bullshit...?

I do not care "Derek Sucks" is a great guitar-player,
and I am certainly not saying this is bad music,

all I am saying is,

this is old-fart-Daddy dream guitar-band's music!

Before my mind's eye I see lots of "Mogols"
in their silly-silly outfit'n'mindset,
bottle of beer - head-banging - bullshittin'...
enjoying a "Derek Sucks" live-performace!
 
Wow! That's an interesting point, but this isn't an "Alternativ" feed.  Perhaps you've tuned into the wrong wavelength.

To clarify, you have pointed your browser to a feed programmed  by an "old Hippy", who happens to love a lot of really "great 'new' music". 
Some of us listen for the variety.  It could be that MTV is more your style. 
Alternativ America seems to be soooo stuck,
in old Hippy Music.

There is lots of great "new" music,
why this retro-bullshit...?

I do not care "Derek Sucks" is a great guitar-player,
and I am certainly not saying this is bad music,

all I am saying is,

this is old-fart-Daddy dream guitar-band's music!

Before my mind's eye I see lots of "Mogols"
in their silly-silly outfit'n'mindset,
bottle of beer - head-banging - bullshittin'...
enjoying a "Derek Sucks" live-performace!

 calypsus_1 wrote:

Derek Trucks - "Dreams" Guitar Solo, Live:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqMz7NqKkXQ

"Another Derek Trucks solo recorded live in "Live At The Beacon Theatre" with Allman Brothers."
floydivision



 
Wow.  Watching his fingers - the kid's good. Thanks, as always, Calypsus_1, for the video.  Have I mentioned how much I appreciate your contributions to this place? I used to look at the links and just move on to the comments, but now, I check out what you offer, and I'm always glad I did.  You are rather awesome. {#Clap}

And I love The Derek Trucks Band.
skip james song? neat.
 gregormiz wrote:
Loving this (most of the time, but in particular...) as part of a great progression:  The Cure: Love Cats, Stray Cats: Stray Cat Strut (Ok, those were obvious), but then into Billie Holliday: Gimme a Pigfoot, then this.  Genius.  Follow it   with Little Walter: My Babe, and Mich Gerber: By your Side...
This could only be RP.

These tracks roll together like they were on the same album. 
 
Guess it's programmed into the computer that way... {#Naughty}

Derek Trucks - "Dreams" Guitar Solo, Live

"Another Derek Trucks solo recorded live in "Live At The Beacon Theatre" with Allman Brothers."
floydivision




Loving this (most of the time, but in particular...) as part of a great progression:  The Cure: Love Cats, Stray Cats: Stray Cat Strut (Ok, those were obvious), but then into Billie Holliday: Gimme a Pigfoot, then this.  Genius.  Follow it   with Little Walter: My Babe, and Mich Gerber: By your Side...
This could only be RP.

These tracks roll together like they were on the same album. 
Susan Tedeschi on vocals?

Derek Trucks actually DID grow up playing guitar, and probably quite a bit of that time in the Delta.  Moron.
 Dog_Ear wrote:
If you had ever heard Skip James sing this, you would . . . "get it".





An almost worthy effort, but whenever white kids strap on a guitar & try to sound like they grew up "on the Delta" it makes my skin (on my eardrum) crawl.





Try Skip James -the "real deal"
 


You seriously don't consider Derek Trucks the "real deal"? Better call Rolling Stone Magazine and tell them to remove him from their list of the 100 Best Rock Guitarists of ALL TIME.

Good stuff!
oh yess, needed this sound this morning.  please derek have some mercy..


love it...


I usually like the Derek Trucks Band but this song is just annoying


This song is good for the ears...


 jonahboo wrote:
great song - needs nothing -
 
You've got that right! Haters be damned! {#Flamed}
great song - needs nothing -


 sadsack wrote:

Sounds like something didn't drop. Two somethings.

 
I reckon you would know all about that now wouldn't you "sadsack"?

 ValosAtreide wrote:
Great guitarist, marginal vocalist. He makes it work for the song, though.. 7.
But yeah, I really dig the guitar work in this particular track.. is the whole album like this?

 
Agreed...more guitar less castrato. {#Bananajam} 5/10

Like this band a lot but this tune is certainly not one of my favs.
Great guitarist, marginal vocalist. He makes it work for the song, though.. 7.
But yeah, I really dig the guitar work in this particular track.. is the whole album like this?

"There's a raisin In The Sun for Coltrane..."
 sadsack wrote:

Sounds like something didn't drop. Two somethings.

 
Keep yo' personal problems to yo'self.

{#Lol} sadsack wrote:

Sounds like something didn't drop. Two somethings.

 


 Excelsior wrote:
Drop it an octave and try again, pal.  {#Puke}
 
Sounds like something didn't drop. Two somethings.

 Excelsior wrote:
Drop it an octave and try again, pal.  {#Puke}
 

Disagree.  Not only does the falsetto work, it gives the song a very cool, bluesy quality.
I love it.

 anniebear wrote:
Wow, something rare on RP, a mysoganistic song!
 
...i'm sensing a trend in your comments - excess baggage?..

Drop it an octave and try again, pal.  {#Puke}
{#Puke}
Nice.  'Cept for the singin' parts.
Love it! Awesome guitar too!
Keep thinking he is saying, 'Coltrane' as in John. 8.
Nadine wrote:
nice voice!
No, not at all. A pretty painful falsetto, in fact.
You tell 'em arserocket. Poop on the whole "you cant play blues unless you are a certain color, age, and economic origin."
I love it - he could be a Buddhist meat eating capitalist on a skateboard for all I care about his origins.
Nadine wrote:
nice voice!
um, no.................
nice voice!
If you had ever heard Skip James sing this, you would . . . "get it". An almost worthy effort, but whenever white kids strap on a guitar & try to sound like they grew up "on the Delta" it makes my skin (on my eardrum) crawl. Try Skip James -the "real deal"
anniebear wrote:
Wow, something rare on RP, a mysoganistic song!
Oh my goodness! A rock'n'roll song which is misogynistic? Someone should do something! Annie, do some research -- this is an old "traditional" blues song with alternate meaning. Don't take the lyrics at face value.
Excelsior wrote:
This guy's voice is cringe-inducing. :eyes:
Ugh :sick: ....definitely.
This guy's voice is cringe-inducing. :eyes:
Lyrics worth looking up. Thought this was about JJC's preferred substance of abuse.
Wow, something rare on RP, a mysoganistic song! Oh wait, thats not at all rare on RP >:(
Ugh! That falsetto is horrible!
Sadly this song is becoming the poster child for "overplayed" here. There has got to be something else besides this track worth listening to, eh? Sheesh. It may be a great tune but it does not repeat well.
ed wrote:
Thank God for that! Prince wishes he could play like Ernie Isley and vocally he just sucks at trying to rip off all his influences there too. Learn a little music history before you start crediting the likes of Prince for being an innovator of anything.
Ernie Isley?? Brownie McGhee was using Crow Jane Blues as part of his set long before the Isley Bros. And even he admits he got it from someone else. This is one blues that has a looooooong history.
sunybuny wrote:
Derek has been playing the Blues Festival scene and a whole lot more down here in Florida since he was 12 years old - one of our home grown prodigies. It's so great to see him grown up and doing well - yea Bill for playing him!
He played so many times at the Ringside and I always missed him. It still kills me that I didn't get to see him play as a kid.
Inamorato wrote:
Oh, Yeah?
Whirlpool wrote:
There's only one Prince. And this guy ain't Prince. Not to mention I'm getting sick of hearing it here. It's getting burned out.
Thank God for that! Prince wishes he could play like Ernie Isley and vocally he just sucks at trying to rip off all his influences there too. Learn a little music history before you start crediting the likes of Prince for being an innovator of anything.
strange_brew00 wrote:
what's this pic from? that's awesome!
That's Tippi Hedrun in a promo photo for The Birds - The Hitchcock film
* Derek Trucks: guitars, dobro * Yonrico Scott: drums, percussion, vocal * Todd Smallie: bass, vocal * Kofi Burbridge: organ, piano, clavinet, flute, vocal * Mike Mattison: vocals * Count M'Butu: percussion, vocal
Inamorato wrote:
what's this pic from? that's awesome!
pffft. *sip* Ah yes, the hops are just fine folks. :jump:
i say yes to derek trucks and go to get a cerveza. i'm thinkin dogfish head maybe.
Xeric wrote:
Really nice guitar. Not so really nice vocals.
But they are quite closely matched.
Second time I've heard this. Dig it. 8
Really nice guitar. Not so really nice vocals.
Whirlpool wrote:
There's only one Prince. And this guy ain't Prince.
I'm not normally a fan of contrived Prince-like soprano singing, but it seems to work with this song. I give it a 7.
This is some seriously good blues. Have to stop what I am doing and listen.
lophrequa wrote:
huh? first time i've heard it here - yeehaw! :cowboy:
anyone ever see that SNL skit where Tom Hanks was "Mr. Short Term Memory"? "Hey....somebody put already-been-chewed food in my mouth!!" (all in good fun lophrequa :-) : days later: I am tired of this song
SERIOUS groove! :music:
GChevy like happy blues...what? Solid 9 :daisy:
Wow. I thought I heard Jimi there at the end. Most excellent blues offering from the Derek Trucks Band.
huh? first time i've heard it here - yeehaw! :cowboy:
Just finished Clapton's autobiography. Derek toured with EC, who sang the kid's praises. That's quite an endorsement IMHO.
That's the spot. YEAH.
first time I've heard it, keep playing it. Way cool
Love this song. Love this album. Mmm. Makes me homesick.
bondurantmr wrote:
please stop playing this song...horrible and the repeats are annoying...
:lol: Never heard it before. Or should I say I never noticed it before. Already my favorite song from him. 6.
jeez, anybody with falsetto is like Prince? I agree, he's a great guitarist, he's great with Allman Bros, and has a great band. Not afraid to mix it up, stylistically.
psykick wrote:
For someone hearing this song for the first time - not too much at all! LIKE it!
Me too
There's only one Prince. And this guy ain't Prince. Not to mention I'm getting sick of hearing it here. It's getting burned out.
bondurantmr wrote:
please stop playing this song...horrible and the repeats are annoying...
agree it is getting old
please stop playing this song...horrible and the repeats are annoying...
Ok, changed it from a 7 to a 9. Great tune. Saw Derek in front of the Allman Bros last Summer. Impressive.
Should have had his wife do the vocals(Susan Tedeschi).Spelling?
Big ups the Sacremento music vortex massive!
About as funky as the blues can get!
Kickass! Music with FEEL!
Wow.
Yeah
wow, I've never heard Derek Trucks; i just knew him (and Warren Haynes) came from that 'southern rock' scene but this is fantastic!
I like this kid, missed him as he played in the Burgh last month at Mr Smalls. Bummer
wow, had to stop working, and take a listen...
Another band I wouldn't have heard if it weren't for RP. I should make a list. It would be long! Great instrumentals, could do without the Prince "Kiss" vocals (aka falsetto male singing)
UltraNurd wrote:
Too much of this lately.
i agree. it's starting to grate.
Clearly, I'm not in the majority, but I do love this song.
UltraNurd wrote:
Too much of this lately.
For someone hearing this station, band, and song for the first time - not too much at all! LIKE it!
Too much of this lately.
Derek has been playing the Blues Festival scene and a whole lot more down here in Florida since he was 12 years old - one of our home grown prodigies. It's so great to see him grown up and doing well - yea Bill for playing him!
quesarah wrote:
Hmm. I heard the "no one can take Crow Jane's place" as "no one can take Croce's place" as in Jim.
me too!
Reminds me of Dr. John, circa 1973.
Check out Skip James. He did this song and I think wrote it- with lots of others- about 60 years ago in a very 'eerie' voice. Re-discovered by the Brits- Cream did his 'I'M So Glad". The pitch is probably in tribute. Skip was found near death and moved to a better place by some English rockers who found his stuff on old records.