Mudcat Café message #637644 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #43598   Message #637644
Posted By: The Shambles
29-Jan-02 - 01:53 AM
Thread Name: Why the cigarette in the guitar?
Subject: RE: Why the cigarette in the guitar?
Josh White (the real one, not the Jr.) always kept a lit cigarette in his guitar strings. I did too, when I smoked. Where else you you keep it?

I think with all the wonderful reasons given in another thread, for placing one's finger in one's ear to improve one's singing and the difficulties of doing this whilst playing an instrument, the best place for the cigarette was in one's ear.