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plasma
01-25-2009, 10:08 AM
I sing the BLUES in the hull of a ship
beneath the sting of a slavemaster's whip
I sing the BLUES on a ship anchored to dock
my family being sold on a slave block
I sing the BLUES being torn from my first born
and hung my head and cried
when my wife took his life
and then committed suicide
I sing the BLUES on a slavemaster's plantation
helpin him build his free nation
I sing the BLUES in the cotton field
hustlin to make the daily yield
I sing the BLUES when he forced my woman to bed
lawd KNOWS how I wish he was dead
I sing the BLUES on the run..



http://i39.tinypic.com/flx20j.jpg


I sing the BLUES in church on Sunday
slavin on Monday, misused on Tuesday
abused on Wednesday, accused on Thursday
fried alive on Friday, and died on Saturday
sho' nuff singin the blues
I sing the BLUES that a sucka thought we couldn't bring
I tell him sho' nuff the blues is my thing
I sing the backwater BLUES, rhythm and BLUES
gospel BLUES, St. Louis BLUES, North Carolina BLUES
Chicago BLUES, Mississippi god-DAMN BLUES
The Watts BLUES, Harlem BLUES, ?? BLUES
Gut-funky BLUES, funky chunky BLUES
I sing the up North cigarette cough BLUES
The down South strung out the side of my mouth BLUES
I sing the BLUES black
I sing the BLUES blacker
I sing the BLUES blackest..

(That's why I sing the blues..)
(That's why I..)
(That's why I sing the blues..)
-anon????

Virginia
01-25-2009, 10:33 AM
Great post (and idea!), plasma.

Once I get organised, I'll post photos of the following:

Mad Raq Atlanta (currently playing with this one)
Wilson Stars & Stripes
Dunlop Blue Max
Dunlop Blue Max II
Pro Kennex Blue Ace
Pro Kennex Diamond Ace
Pro Kennex Composite Destiny
Slazenger Vilas Pro
Prince Mono
Fischer Vacuum Pro
Gamma Accura

plasma
01-25-2009, 11:04 AM
I have 3 madraqs that I'll never ever part with... They feel so soft, so cushioned, really great, great raq's. Eager to see the Virginia Blues!

Bud
01-26-2009, 08:22 AM
Great post (and idea!), plasma.

Once I get organised, I'll post photos of the following:

Mad Raq Atlanta (currently playing with this one)
Wilson Stars & Stripes
Dunlop Blue Max
Dunlop Blue Max II
Pro Kennex Blue Ace
Pro Kennex Diamond Ace
Pro Kennex Composite Destiny
Slazenger Vilas Pro
Prince Mono
Fischer Vacuum Pro
Gamma Accura

I gotta couple of brand new Dunlop Blue Max's, too :)

Deuce
01-26-2009, 10:01 PM
The Dunlop Blue Max was my racquet of choice for a couple of years in the 80s.

A nice, flexible frame - I preferred it to the stiffer Black Max.
I'm referring to the one with the nylon 'yoke' (throatpiece).

davesep01
01-31-2009, 06:03 AM
"MY Baby ran off with the bus-driver,
you know that don't seem right..

He used to give her rides in the daytime,
Now she give him rides at night" (muddy waters)

-Pro Kennex Blue ACE

eteaGuy
01-31-2009, 11:08 PM
plasma email me at tmt4623@hotmail.com. wanna ask you some questions. thanks.

plasma
02-07-2009, 10:01 AM
nothing is as authentic as the blues,
it taps into the history of slavery,
the pain
the power needed to endure it
evolved from gospel music played at night by slaves
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cnd8cEZzs_E
http://i42.tinypic.com/2a5zz0w.jpg

TCTEN
11-05-2012, 05:55 AM
Sorry to dredge up an old thread but when I happened across it I couldn't help myself. "The Blues" both the musical genre and old tennis racquets are among my favorites.

http://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i440/TCTEN/Classic%20tennis%20racquets/DSC02309.jpghttp://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i440/TCTEN/Classic%20tennis%20racquets/DSC02308.jpghttp://i1093.photobucket.com/albums/i440/TCTEN/Classic%20tennis%20racquets/DSC02310.jpg

zapvor
11-05-2012, 03:15 PM
wow. lots of good stuff in here

Migelowsky
11-05-2012, 08:35 PM
My Donnay Flex Pro =)

does it count ?

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7270/7065625163_7f512ef4fa_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7257/6919542658_cb9f649590_b.jpg

Hannah19
11-06-2012, 10:26 AM
Nice Flex Pro...!!! Yes, you may enter this as a Blues racket.

Stein
11-06-2012, 11:48 PM
Does a Ergonom count?
http://www.steinheeren.nl/head/ergonom.jpg

And a Wilson Sting 2:
http://www.steinheeren.nl/head/sting2 (1).jpg

Autodidactic player
11-07-2012, 01:35 PM
How about the Snauwaert HI-TEN 25

http://i50.tinypic.com/2pts841.jpg

or the MadRaq New York

http://i46.tinypic.com/nyelxj.jpg

or the Chris Avenger

http://i45.tinypic.com/2nl4wsw.jpg

Goly
11-09-2012, 02:37 PM
What about Vacuum Pro Classic:

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh165/Glaca_photo/Fischer%20VT%20Pro%20Classic%2090/2012_10020034a.jpg

... Donnay Pro One:

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh165/Glaca_photo/Donnay%20Pro%20One/2_used.jpg

... and Head Pro Tour:

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh165/Glaca_photo/Head%20Pro%20Tour%20630/2011_07270016.jpg

Migelowsky
11-09-2012, 09:06 PM
... and Head Pro Tour:
http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh165/Glaca_photo/Head%20Pro%20Tour%20630/2011_07270016.jpg

Recognize this guy ?

http://shamasportsheadliners.com/images/wheaton%20third%2076%202x2in%20300dpi.jpg

Ronaldo
11-09-2012, 09:17 PM
My Fav, http://web.archive.org/web/20040211051943/http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/viewlarge.html?PCODE=ULTRA85

Goly
11-10-2012, 12:56 PM
Here is bigger picture:

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh165/Glaca_photo/Head%20Pro%20Tour%20630/2011_07270017.jpg

David has lost some hair, I think :)

Ronaldo - this Bosworth-Wilson Ultra FPK 85 is AWSOME. Thanks for sharing!


Oh, I almost forgot about Blues poetry:

"Somebody help me.
Lord, I'm in misery.
Somebody's gotta help me.
Lord, I'm in misery.
Yes, I am.
I had enough of the blues,
But the blues ain't had enough of me"

Ronaldo
11-10-2012, 03:50 PM
Here is bigger picture:

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh165/Glaca_photo/Head%20Pro%20Tour%20630/2011_07270017.jpg

David has lost some hair, I think :)

Ronaldo - this Bosworth-Wilson Ultra FPK 85 is AWSOME. Thanks for sharing!


Oh, I almost forgot about Blues poetry:

"Somebody help me.
Lord, I'm in misery.
Somebody's gotta help me.
Lord, I'm in misery.
Yes, I am.
I had enough of the blues,
But the blues ain't had enough of me"

Plays mo bettah. Like a PC600 with no bumperguard and only 16M.