Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Jimmy Witherspoon on the price of funerals

The great jump blues exponent Jimmy Witherspoon has a comment for you about the relationship between income, inflation and the price of funerals in the last verse of this belting number. The undertakers don't have a union, as far as I know, they have professional associations about which they seem to have pretty mixed feelings, but in general terms and for an increasing number of families I reckon 'Spoon is right on the money. I look forward to his guest appearance on MoneyBox, or Stephanomics - oh, except that sadly, the undetakers submitted their bill for him a good few years ago now.

I saw him in the mid-sixties some time, with the Dick Morrissey Quartet at the Bull's Head, Barnes Bridge. What a blast that was.

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