Highly recommended reading is the excellent book "Big Road Blues" written by David Evans.
Chapters 20, 55, and 60 examine Tommy Johnson's "Cool Drink of Water", "Big Fat Mama", and "Big Road Blues", among many other musicians of his time, including his brother Mager Johnson.
: Beautiful vocalist, subtle guitar style,
: tragic content.
: does anyone have a handle on 'Cool drink of
: water blues'? Is there a pick or a simple
: way in?