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LISTEN: Jeffrey Scott, “Oreo Cookie Blues”

Feb 7, 2023

LISTEN: Jeffrey Scott,

Artist: Jeffrey Scott
Hometown: Culpeper, Virginia
Song: “Oreo Cookie Blues”
Album: Going Down to Georgia on a Hog
Release Date: March 3, 2023
Label: Music Maker Foundation

In Their Words: “This song was written by a guy named Lonnie Mac. I actually first heard the tune in the Mississippi Delta style by Stevie Ray Vaughan. But me being a Piedmont bluesman, I decided to take it and put a Piedmont blues spin on it. I first heard it years ago, up on Interstate 84 in Connecticut, while I was driving a truck back to Virginia. It was around 3 o’clock in the morning and that song came on the radio and it just tickled me! So I pulled over to listen to the rest of it. A lot of older ladies will come up and buy my CDs when I play that one. Once when I was playing at the John Jackson Blues Festival, and I played that song, this older lady came up to me and said, ‘I want the CD with that naughty song on it.’ (laughs) I’ve had the Oreo cookie blues. When I was a kid, I would get in real big trouble sometimes for sneaking down late at night to steal some cookies, but it was always worth it.” — Jeffrey Scott

Photo Credit: Tim Duffy

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LISTEN: Jeffrey Scott,
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