Tag Archives: The Blues

Baby, Please Don’t Go

Music Monday:

Lightnin’ Hopkins singing “Baby, Please Don’t Go”.


TajMo

Bluesmen Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ have released their first album together, and are now touring the Globe.

Albany, NY: 8.17; Minneapolis, MN: 9.6; Des Moines, IA: 9.13; Austin, TX 9.22

You’d think an enterprising young man could make something work with those choices.

“There’s something working in life, in the Universe, in the bigger picture, that has nothing to do with commerce and money. I found after 20 years of going after money, that the faster I ran after money, the faster money ran. I finally ran out of breath, and stopped running” — Keb’Mo’

Video courtesy of the PBS Newshour


R.L. Burnside

Happy birthday to Mr R.L. Burnside (1926-2005)


How Blue Can You Get?

A Flashback Friday Edition:

Mr. B.B. King – “Sweet Little Angel”:


The Thrill is Gone…

B.B. King

We lost a legend tonight:

“The King of The Blues”, Mister B.B. King has died. He was 89. RIP.

Photo credit: Charlie Gillett/Redferns/Getty Images


“That’s All Right” at 60

Sun Records 45 "That's All Right"
Sun Records released “That’s All Right”, July 19, 1954.

Sun Records Studio, Memphis 1954
The Sun Records Studio, Memphis 1954. The legendary Sam Phillips is in front, with guitarist Scotty Moore, bassist Bill Black, and some singer named Elvis in the back.

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Blues Legend Johnny Winter passes

Blues legend Johnny Winter

B.B. King once described the albino from Texas as, “Extra white”. Johnny Winter was known for his lightning fast electric slide playing. Muddy Waters said of Winter, “…that guy… He plays eight notes to my one.”

Winter was 70. RIP.


Fullscreen Thunderbird

“You better not look down if you want to keep on flying
Put the hammer down keep it full speed ahead
You better not look back or you might just wind up crying
You can keep it moving if you don’t look down…”

B.B. King – “Better Not Look Down” Lyrics
’66 Thunderbird courtesy of MGM.