#Spoonful" is a #blues song written by #WillieDixon and first recorded in #1960 by #HowlinWolf. Called "a stark and haunting work", it is one of Dixon's best known and most interpreted songs. #EttaJames had a pop and R&B record chart hit with "Spoonful" in 1961, and it was popularized in the late 1960s by the British rock group #Cream.
Dixon's "Spoonful" is loosely based on "A Spoonful Blues", a song recorded in 1929 by #CharleyPatton (#Paramount 12869),which is related to "All I Want Is a Spoonful" by #PapaCharlieJackson (1925) and "Cocaine Blues" by #LukeJordan (1927). The lyrics relate men's sometimes violent search to satisfy their cravings, with "a spoonful" used mostly as a #metaphor for pleasures, which have been interpreted as sex, love, women and men naked and drugs.
A #Chicgao classic from #Chess
and a #MartinScorsese favourite.
It could be a spoonful of coffee, it could be a spoonful of tea
"But one little spoon of your precious love, is good enough for me
Men lies about that spoonful, some of them dies about that spoonful
Some of them cries about that spoonful, but everybody fight about that spoonful"
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