Motown records founder, Berry Gordy, was asked who he was and said: "I've no cottonpickin'
idea but if I were still in the business, I'd sign him tomorrow.
OTHERS played the game in their fashionable cottonpickin'
denims, but she was the true article, a woman of the land, who believed that songs could ease the frustrations of the poor and carry a message to sympathetic ears.
Now I hear some of you saying you would have written that sentence--or this whole cottonpickin'