Thursday, November 13, 2014

Cool Pic - Louie, Paul and the Duke



This picture of Louis Armstrong, Paul Newman and Duke Ellington made me smile.  I saw it @ AmericanBluesScene on Facebook

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Saturday, November 08, 2014

Thoughts On Taylor Swift.

Would someone please tell Taylor Swift, that if her music is not on Spotify, then I probably want be listening to her.

And I say that realizing that she is not aiming her music at people in my demographic (50 somethings who mostly listen to blues music), but I have listened to her music in the past.  Posted her music in some of my other blogs, and even promoted some of her albums.  I really liked her earlier music.

Her songs, before this last album, were in some of the playlist that I subscribe to, and I got to hear some of that music.  Too much like pop music for me though.

Her move probably works for her, and it might work in the short run, but in the long run I'm not sure it will work.

So how do I use Spotify?  I have gone back in time and recreated my album collection.  This is so cool, I mean I went back in time and saved some of the albums that I purchased back when I was in highschool.  Like Pink Floyd's "The Wall" for example.  And for those who say streaming does not support artist, consider that a music lover like me bought "The Wall" in every format that it was ever offered in, I owned the album, the eight track tape, the cassette tapes, and the mp3 files.  And I paid good money for each format.  So I don't feel bad that I can now stream this music that I love.

For those of us who like music that is not popular and not in the main stream, streaming net works are the best.  You can listen to a lot of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf  & BB King on Spotify, and other streaming services.

So it will be interesting to see how this all plays out, will Taylor Swift's move of removing her music, mean that people will go back to buying their music in physical forms? Or will she put her music back on streaming services, once it is not as popular.

Maybe I'll get to listen to her then.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Stevie Ray Vaughan Tee Shirt


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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Monday, September 15, 2014

Duke Ellington Tee Shirt


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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Mud Morganfield And Kim Wilson A Tribute to Muddy Waters

This sounds like it might be good, i'm amazed by the sound of Mud Morganfield, he sounds just like his dad.

For Pops (A Tribute To Muddy Waters)



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Friday, August 15, 2014

John Coltrane Tee Shirt


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Charles Brown - Driftin' Blues (The Best Of) (Full Album)

I love going back and looking at the wonderful blues musicians of the past, man the gems that you can find. Consider one Charles Brown, a master bluesman in my mind.  While some others may be better known, few can say they were as good.

Mr. Brown had a big mellow tone, and his piano work was top notch.  This album shows how influential he was.  You can hear the evolution of the blues in some of the songs that were covered by others.

As always, love the music, support the music, buy the music. Driftin Blues: Best of





Notes from YouTube;

Extremely underrated Blues man and hard to find album. He's known for the songs "Black Night" and "Driftin' Blues" both on this record. 

1. Driftin' Blues 0:00
2. Homesick Blues 3:16
3. Get Yourself Another Fool 6:28
4. In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down 9:32
5. A Long Time 12:30
6. It's Nothing 16:05
7. Trouble Blues 18:57
8. My Baby's Gone 21:21
9. Black Night 24:23
10. I'll Always Be In Love With You 27:32
11. Seven Long Days 30:29
12. Hard Times 33:33
13. Evening Shadows 36:44
14. I Lost Everything 39:31
15. Lonesome Feeling 42:31
16. Cryin' Mercy 45:29
17. I've Been Saving My Love For You 48:13
18. Fool's Paradise 50:12
19. Please Don't Drive Me Away 53:00
20. Merry Christmas Baby 55:23

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Friday, August 01, 2014

Led Zeppelin - Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1970 (Full Concert)

This is just one of those videos, that's too good to pass up.  I bet I watch this it least once a month, can't really say that about every video that I post.  But man this is so good...

And as always if you like the music then support it by buying it. Led Zeppelin III (Deluxe CD Edition)





Led Zeppelin - Live at the Royal Albert Hall 1970 (Full Concert)

00:27 We're Gonna Groove (James A. Bethea, Ben E. King)
03:40 I Can't Quit You Baby (Willie Dixon)
10:36 Dazed and Confused (Jimmy Page)
26:09 White Summer (Page)
38:32 What Is and What Should Never Be (Page, Robert Plant)
43:11 How Many More Times (John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Page)
1:03:28 Moby Dick (Bonham, Jones, Page)
1:18:49 Whole Lotta Love (Bonham, Dixon, Jones, Page, Plant)
1:25:13 Communication Breakdown (Bonham, Jones, Page) 
1:29:29 C'mon Everybody (Jerry Capehart, Eddie Cochran) 
1:32:00 Somethin' Else (Bob Cochran, Sharon Sheeley) 
1:34:10 Bring It On Home (Bonham, Dixon, Jones, Page, Plant)

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Samantha Fish: Black Wind Howlin


I've got Samantha Fish's latest album "Black Wind Howlin" on constant play right now.  Man I don't really know where to start with this young lady.  Love her guitar work, love her voice, and love her songs.  She is new and fresh, and I'm sure she will have a long storied career because she is coming out of the gate smoking hot.

She is a very talented singer, songwriter and blues guitarist, hope to see more good stuff from her in the future.


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