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Life Gave Me A Dirty Deal

Life Gave Me A Dirty Deal

Weldon “Juke Boy” Bonner (1932 – 1978) lived the hard life of an iterant blues musician. Bonner’s father died within a year of his birth. The family lost their farm as a result of the Great Depression. His first guitar was stolen within a year of its purchase. Moving to Houston in his early 20’s, Bonner tried to make a stable living as a musician by playing in the dive bars in his small corner of the city. He was often plagued with poor health. Occasionally he cut a few records although he never made it big. As the title implies, Life Gave Me a Dirty Deal is a reflection of the hard life he lived.

Track Listing

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Life Gave Me A Dirty Deal Weldon "Juke Boy" Bonner 3:32
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Going Back To The Country Weldon "Juke Boy" Bonner 2:59
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Sad, Sad Sound Weldon "Juke Boy" Bonner 3:04
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She Turns Me On Weldon "Juke Boy" Bonner 2:47
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Hard Luck Weldon "Juke Boy" Bonner 2:58
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Trying To Be Contented Weldon "Juke Boy" Bonner 3:12
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Life Is A Nightmare Weldon "Juke Boy" Bonner 2:29
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It's Time To Make A Change Weldon "Juke Boy" Bonner 3:29
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Stay Off Lyons Avenue Weldon "Juke Boy" Bonner 3:21
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My Blues Weldon "Juke Boy" Bonner 3:11
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I'm Getting Tired Weldon "Juke Boy" Bonner 2:25
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Over Ten Years Ago Weldon "Juke Boy" Bonner 3:24
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I Got My Passport Weldon "Juke Boy" Bonner 2:52
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I'm In The Big City Weldon "Juke Boy" Bonner 3:32
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Houston, The Action Town Weldon "Juke Boy" Bonner 2:40
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Running Shoes Weldon "Juke Boy" Bonner 2:34
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Just A Blues Weldon "Juke Boy" Bonner 2:36
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It Don't Take Too Much Weldon "Juke Boy" Bonner 2:58
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Struggle Here In Houston Weldon "Juke Boy" Bonner 2:51
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Railroad Tracks Weldon "Juke Boy" Bonner 2:46
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Watch Your Buddies Weldon "Juke Boy" Bonner 3:04
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When The Deal Goes Down Weldon "Juke Boy" Bonner 2:49
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Being Black And I'm Proud Weldon "Juke Boy" Bonner 4:12

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