Sunday, December 30, 2012

BB King Guitar Lesson - Phrasing Over G Progression

BB King gives a guitar lesson, great stuff.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

The Rolling Stones Interview: Toronto Phoenix Live 2005

Notes From YouTube: The latest selection in our Rolling Stones bootleg series documents something very rare: a Stones club show. "The hard gigs are the small ones," Keith Richards explains in the accompanying video interview. "If we can pull it off in a club, we can pull it off anywhere." That's why the band traditionally kicks off each world tour with a surprise appearance in a suitably small space. For the 2005 tour, that space was Toronto's Phoenix club, where several hundred ecstatic fans got to see the group test out new songs from A Bigger Bang, experiment with an alternative arrangement of "19th Nervous Breakdown," and have some fun with covers ranging from Otis Redding's "Mr. Pitiful" to Bob Marley's "Get Up Stand Up."

Al Green – take Me To The River (1999)

Black Blood & The Chocolate Pickles – Mississippi Mud

Friday, December 28, 2012

Google Play: The Rolling Stones Part 4 Tokyo Dome

Again, I love to hear the inside story of as told by the musicians themselves.

Terry Robb - Blues Guitar

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Magnifier: The Rolling Stones Pt. 2

I probably should be posting these in some kind of order, LOL.

Illinois Jacquet – The Blues That's Me! (1969)

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas Baby: A Compilation

I've always liked the Christmas song Merry Christmas Baby. The first version that I ever heard was the blues singer Charles Brown's version.

According to Wikipedia;

"Merry Christmas, Baby" is an R & B Christmas standard written by Lou Baxter and Johnny Moore. It has been covered by many artists including Otis Redding, B.B. King and Chuck Berry. Perhaps the most notable cover of this song is performed by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band recorded live at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, and included on the Christmas album A Very Special Christmas, released in 1987.

Johnny Moore's Three Blazers was one of the hottest blues attractions on the West Coast when their recording of "Merry Christmas, Baby" reached position #3 on Billboard's R & B Juke Box chart during the Christmas of 1947. Guitarist Johnny Moore commandeered an impressive lineup of players for the recording session, including bassist Eddie Williams, guitarist Oscar Moore (then of the King Cole Trio), and singer/pianist Charles Brown[2]. A version of this song, recorded by Bonnie Raitt and Charles Brown, is included on the Christmas album "A Very Special Christmas, Vol. 2", released in 1992.

Please check out a few versions that I was able to find.

Hanson – Merry Christmas Baby @Blip.FM

Merry Christmas Baby

Elliott Yamin – Merry Christmas, Baby @ Blip.FM

Merry Christmas, Baby

Boney James – Merry Christmas Baby @Blip.FM - Vocal jazz

Merry Christmas Baby

Etta Jones – Merry Christmas Baby @Blip.FM - blues jazz ♫

Merry Christmas Baby

Dodie Stevens – Merry, Merry Christmas Baby @Blip.FM - Vocal jazz ♫

Merry Christmas Baby b/w same

B.B. King – Merry Christmas Baby @Blip.FM - blues ♫

Merry Christmas Baby

Charles Brown – Merry Christmas Baby @Blip.FM - blues ♫

Merry Christmas Baby

Ramsey Lewis Trio – Merry Christmas Baby @Blip.FM - jazz piano ♫

Merry Christmas Baby

Russ Freeman – Merry Christmas Baby @Blip.FM - jazz instrumental ♫
Merry Christmas Baby

Charles Brown & Bonnie Raitt Merry Christmas Baby @Blip.FM

Merry Christmas Baby

Wyclef Jean Stevie Wonder – Merry Christmas Baby - At the White House no doubt! #soul ♫

Google Play: The Rolling Stones Part 3 "LA Live '75"

I always love to hear musicians talk about how they make their music. Expecially when it is musicians who have a history of making really good music like the Rolling Stones. I think this clip is very cool, and the best part is when Kieth Richards explains the time that he was at a party at Muddy Water's house and woke up at Howlin' Wolf's house. Try and get your mind around that for a few seconds.

Friday, December 21, 2012

B.B. King Ladies and Gentlemen... Mr. B. B. King

Looks like a fantastic late Christmas present or New Year to self.

Guardian 5 out of 5
At 87, he's the undisputed king of the blues thanks to the emotional and musical range of his vocal and guitar work..... 
In 2 different formats - 10CD or 4CD

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Blak And Blu Gary Clark Jr.

A very enthusiastic review at artistsdirect 5 out of 5

He's made the perfect debut album. It's indisputably impressive, merging together his own brand of Austin blues, soul, and rock into something truly transcendent
Rolling Stone 3.5 out of 5
Give Clark credit for striving to be something more than a blues-rock throwback and singing from a troubled heart. And hope that he gets through the narrow portals of pop radio. But on this album, it's still his blues that cut deepest.

E.C. Scott - "one honest-to-God soul singer."

Saturday, December 15, 2012

John Coltrane Tee Shirt

John Coltrane - Focused Overdye T-Shirt

John Coltrane strikes a contemplative pose in a unique orange and green woodgrain logo graphic on the front of this grey/blue, 100% cotton t-shirt from Jim Marshall Clothing. Hand-crafted and featuring impeccable design and construction, this is a must-have for any fan of jazz's most innovative genius.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Farewell to Ravi

A great musician and human being - with talented children

Sunday, December 02, 2012

The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black - The O2 Arena - Live in London - November 25, 2012

Notes from YouTube:

Palpable excitement was rewarded by still more palpable excitement, as The Rolling Stones took to the stage in London on November 25 2012, even among the back rows of the vertiginous Level 4 of the O2 Arena.

As the Sheffield couple, on my right, declared with infectious optimism: "These are great seats! You can see everything!" I had dreaded these seats, as I love standing in the first few rows of a concert, but the standing area, and indeed the entire floor and Level 1 were beyond my price bracket, yet I wanted to see The Rolling Stones badly. Some songs I rocked out to, other songs I recorded, but every song was a treat!

The Rolling Stones really are one of the most exciting bands in the world, even from Level 4, and age has not withered them! I hope standing is more affordable when the Stones tour next year, and maybe I can get closer, lol! Here is "Paint It Black," taken from The Rolling Stones' 1966 album, "Aftermath." :) Find The Rolling Stones here: (Artist reserves all rights, no copyright infringement intended).

Pink Anderson She Knows How To Stretch It

Roy Book Binder - "police dog blues"

Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King - Have Blues, Will Travel

Robert Cray Consequences

Along comes temptation
And he can't refuse, no
I know the difference 'tween wrong and right
Don't make no difference in the middle of the night

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Bleeding Heart |- Jimi Hendrix

 "Bleeding Heart" (sometimes called "(My) Bleeding Heart") is a song written and recorded by American blues musician Elmore James in 1961. Considered "among the greatest of James' songs", "Bleeding Heart" was later popularized by Jimi Hendrix, who recorded several versions of the song.

Lurrie Bell & Mississippi Heat – She's 19 Years Old

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Big Mama: Big Mama Thornton

She was the first to record the hit song "Hound Dog" in 1952. The record was #1 on the Billboard R&B charts for seven weeks in 1953... Three years later, Elvis Presley recorded his even more broadly successful rendition of "Hound Dog," based on a version performed by Freddie Bell and the Bellboys. Similarly, Thornton wrote and recorded "Ball 'n' Chain", which became a hit for her, yet Janis Joplin's later recording of it made a bigger impact in the late 1960s

Texas State Historical Association
The nickname "Big Mama" came from somebody after the first show, and it stuck. She was a large, tall woman, and the name suited her vocal tension and coarseness.


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Black Dub - Black Dub 2010

Black Dub is the debut album by the Daniel Lanois-instigated collaboration Black Dub, an amalgam of dub, blues, soul and rock. Allmusic gave it three and a half stars out of five, praising singer Trixie Whitley's "deeply soulful contralto." All songs are written by Lanois, save for the group effort "Last Time." Black Dub consists of Daryl Johnson (bass), Trixie Whitley (vocals), Brian Blade (drums), and Daniel Lanois (piano, guitar)
The quartet, .... and vocalist/keyboardist Trixie Whitley (daughter of the late great Chris Whitley) make a beguiling, seductive music that blurs rock, soul, blues, gothic Americana, New Orleans funk, and dubwise reggae.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Billie: Billie Holiday aka "Lady Day"


Critic John Bush wrote that Holiday "changed the art of American pop vocals forever. She co-wrote only a few songs, but several of them have become jazz standards, notably "God Bless the Child", "Don't Explain", "Fine and Mellow", and "Lady Sings the Blues". She also became famous for singing "Easy Living", "Good Morning Heartache", and "Strange Fruit", a protest song which became one of her standards and was made famous with her 1939 recording.

WikiAnswers suggests the following derivation of her nickname

Well, her friend Lester Young, Billie, and her mother gave each other nicknames. Billie was considered a lady because she would not accept tips unless you handed her. Lester Young must have gotten "Day" out of Holiday, and thus came up with Lady Day as a nickname.

One of the strongest songs ever written I think

Thelonious Monk Tee Shirt

Thelonious Monk - CBS Overdye T-Shirt

Thelonious Monk hits the keys during his famous 1963 CBS Recording Sessions in a stylized violet photo graphic on the front of this premium black, 100% cotton t-shirt. Presented by and featuring a photograph by legendary rock photographer Jim Marshall, with distressed overdye print and soft, reinforced construction for authentic vintage style and quality, this is a a truly stunning tee - any Monk fan's Dream.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Got a new job, relocating to San Francisco.

I want to give you all an update on what is going on with me as of late.

I recently started a new job and I am relocating from San Diego to San Francisco. I'm looking at it as a chance to see a lot more good live music.

Consider the video below of a young street performer called Gabriel Angelo.  My wife and I went down to the ferry landing just to see the sights and were amazed to see this kid making wonderful music, playing his horn and tap dancing.

I just hope that my new job does not take up so much of my time that I can not blog about all the music I hope to see.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Terry Callier - Blue

"You can make accessible music and still sing about love and peace and truth and life and death," said Callier in 1996. "In the end, those are the only things that matter."


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Sunnyland Slim

His stage name came from a song he composed about the Sunnyland train that ran between Memphis and St. Louis, Missouri.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

 Tharpe became the first superstar of gospel music and also became known as "the original soul sister." She was a treasured early influence on iconic figures such as Elvis Presley, Little Richard and Johnny Cash.
A couple of my favourites - ANYONE SUGGEST OTHERS PLEASE!

Sunday, November 04, 2012

The Sky Is Crying.

"The Sky Is Crying" is a slow-tempo twelve-bar blues notated in 12/8 time in the key of C.[4] An impromptu song inspired by a Chicago downpour during the recording session, it features James' slide guitar work and vocals

Larry McCray - Don’t Need No Woman

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Spencer Bohren

Spencer Ward Bohren ... is an American roots musician, singer, songwriter, teacher, and visual artist. He plays guitar, lap steel guitar, banjo, and percussion, and utilizes the roots of American traditional music to write songs in blues, country, gospel and folk styles. He has released fourteen albums since 1984.

Amazon Store

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Nina Simone - The Legend Video

Just watched the below film, "Nina Simone - The Legend" and it is a wonderful portrait of Ms. Simone and explains some things about her life that I did not know. If you are a fan of her music you will enjoy watching this.

Nina Simone - The Legend from Nina Simone on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Majid Bekkas – African Gnaoua Blues

ZZ Ward - Til The Casket Drops

Artist Direct 5/5
.... Ward burns down all expectations and boundaries and crafts a collection of alternative blues that's truly unlike anything out there—totally original and yet wholly otherworldly
.... There's not a single weak track on her 13-song debut, and several of them sound like hits. Despite its dark title, "Til the Casket Drops" is a profession of undying love that combines a hip-hop verse with a soaring pop chorus.
....Once in a rare moment you are captured by a voice so powerful that it changes everything.


Monday, October 29, 2012

Homesick James

...was an American blues musician. He most notably played slide guitar...His first known recordings were in 1952 for Chance Records, recording the tracks "Lonesome Ole Train" and "Homesick" which gave him his stage name...
 He was a longtime member of Elmore James' band from 1955 to 1963, contributing to such tracks as "Dust My Broom," "The Sky Is Crying," and "Roll and Tumble." Elmore James is said to have died on Homesick's couch, while the latter frantically searched for the former's heart pills

A wonderful video

Larry McCray - All Along the Watchtower

McCray, the second youngest of nine siblings, grew up living on a farm....
In 1999, McCray recorded a cover version of Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower" for the tribute album, Tangled Up in Blues.


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Blues Traveler - 25


In March 2012, Blues Traveler released a double-disk compilation entitled 25 on Hip-O Records; the album commemorates the band's silver anniversary and includes their hit singles, new covers, and previously unreleased b-side material. Blues Traveler's most recent studio album Suzie Cracks the Whip, was released on June 26, 2012 off of 429 Records.
 Official Site

Lots of personnel changes over the years but a good sound


Sister Rosetta Tharpe - This Train

Y'all better catch this train.  According to Sister Rosetta Tharpe "This train don't pull no winkers, no crap shooters and whiskey drinkers." 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

HOWLIN /// The real story of the blues

This is an old one but it is a good one. A wonderful documentary that has everybody that is anybody in the blues in it. Of course it has Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Memphis Slim, The Rolling Stones, Willie Dixon, Son House and many others.

Los Lonely Boys - Texican Rock n' Roll

Vintage Trouble - The Bomb Shelter Sessions

Friday, October 26, 2012

Joe Bonamassa Beacon Theatre Video

As always Joe Bonamassa is smoking hot. Check this one out, because it really shows what it was like to be at this wonderful show.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Bo-Keys (feat. Otis Clay)

Gary Moore - Blues for Jimi 2007 Video

All I can say on this one is WOW! And I know that WOW is over used, but trust me when I tell you that is what this video evokes.

Buckwheat Zydeco

The New York Times says, “Stanley ‘Buckwheat’ Dural leads one of the best bands in America. A down-home and high-powered celebration, meaty and muscular with a fine-tuned sense of dynamics…propulsive rhythms, incendiary performances

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Muddy Waters Rolling Stones Live Video

Coment Left @ YouTube:

22 November 1981,during their mammoth American tour, the Rolling Stones arrived in Chicago prior to playing 3 nights at the Rosemont Horizon. Long influenced by the Chicago blues, the band paid a visit to Buddy Guy's club the Checkerboard Lounge to see the legendary bluesman perform. It didn't take long before Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Ian Stewart were joining in on stage and later Buddy Guy and Lefty Dizz. It was a unique occasion that was fortunately captured on camera.

Maceo Parker - Soul Classics

Track List
Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag
I Wish
Yesterday I Had The Blues
Higher Ground
Do Your Thing
Rock Steady
One In A Million You
Soul Power
Come By And See

I remember this one

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Iris DeMent - Sing The Delta

Raw and Powerful

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Eric Bibb e Habib Koité Trasimeno Blues 22/07/2012 Magione

Joanne Shaw Taylor – Almost Always Never

Only 26 years old and excellent - now playing a Les Paul.  If you haven't heard her before or are watching her develop - the signs are good, very good.

Blues Review

Spiral Earth

Amazon UK CD Almost Always Never

MP3 Almost Always Never

Lincoln Durham ~ "Ballad of the Prodigal Son"

Led Zeppelin - Misty Mountain Hop

This morning I feel like packing my bags and going off to the misty mountains.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Robert Cray "I'm Done Cryin"

I'm Done Cryin' from The Robert Cray's Band's latest album "Nothin But Love" available now from Provogue Records.

It is good stuff.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Rolling Stones Tee Shirt

Rolling Stones - Not Fade Away Ladies T-Shirt

A scratchy, distressed print of the tongue logo with lots of flourish! A scroll says "Not Fade Away". A brown, 100% cotton juniors t-shirt from the Rolling Stones with a sweet vintage look!

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Gary Clark Jr. Bright Lights

Those bright lights in this big city are still going through my head, but I'm hoping that y'all know my name when it is all said and done.  And I think this song fits my mood so well right now.

I'm just sitting here waiting on the new realease from Gary Clark Jr. Blak and Blu Hoping that it is as badass as the stuff that he has already realeased.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Eric Bibb - I Hear Angels Singing

Here is a post from the past, but I like this song so much I just want to post it every Sunday!

On this early getting up morning, I think we need to have a sing along. I went to the trouble of transcribing this one. Because I know you are going to want to sing it too.

And yes I too hear angels singing.

I went down in the valley one day
I heard the angels singing

I heard a voice I saw no one
I heard angels singing

What you reckon that the angels said
I heard angels singing

Your sins is forgiven and your soul is free,
I heard angels singing


I went down in the valley one day
I heard angels singing to me

I seen an old devil walk down my way
I heard angels singing

What you reckon that the devil said
I heard angels singing

Said heaven's doors are closed, said go home don't pray
But I heard angels singing

I said get back Satan, get out of my way
I hear angels singing

And I don't want to hear another word you say
Oh, I hear the angels singing

I hear angels singing


Just when I thought my soul was lost
I heard angels singing

My dungeon was shook, my chains dropped off
Ohhh, I heard angels singing

People come a running say what's it all about
I heard angels singing

The Holy Ghost hit me I could not help but shot
I heard angels singing

Oh, Oh yeah

Ohhh in that morning
I heard angels singing

Well I went down in the valley one day
I heard angels singing to me

I seen an old devil walk down my way
I heard angels singing

I said get back Satan, get out of my way
I hear angels

I don't want to hear another word you say
Oh I hear'em singing

In that great getting up morning
I heard angels singing to me

In that great getting up morning
Oh You know I heard my angels


Eric Bibb

Eric Bibb @SqueezeMyLemon

Friday, October 12, 2012

Farnell Newton

I've been following various musicians on Twitter for a while now.  I try to review the musicians that follow me and listen to their music and pass the really good stuff on to the readers of this blog.  You know like some kind of virtuous cycle where the good stuff rises to the top.

So having said that, I want to highlight a musician that I have been listening to for a few weeks now and recommend that you give his music a listen also.

A reviewer at says it best;

Farnell Newton's debut album, is simply put, good music. A hip cool amalgamation of hip hop, jazz, funk and soul. With several features on here such as singer Toni Hill, and production by Dookie Green, this is a lively foot tapping, head nodding affair.

Notes from YouTube;

Farnell Newton - Class Is Now In Session
Baby Names feat. Toni Hill
Produced by Tony Ozier/Beats Galore

Farnell Newton - Trumpet
Tony Ozier - Key, Bass & Sequencing

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - Blue On Black

Check out Kenny Wayne Shepherd on twitter @ .

Notes From YouTube:

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - Blue On Black

Night, falls, and I'm alone
Skin, yeah, chilled me to the bone
You, turned and you ran,
Oh yeah
Oh slipped, right from my hand

Blue on black
Tears on a river
Push on a shove
It don't mean much
Joker on jack
Match on a fire
Cold on ice
A dead man's touch
Whisper on a scream
Doesn't change a thing
Don't bring you back
Blue on black
Oh yeah, blue on black

Blind, oh, now i see
Truth, lies, and in between
Wrong, cant be undone
Oh slipped, from the tip of
Your tongue

Blue on black
Tears on a river
Push on a shove
It don't mean much
Joker on jack
Match on a fire
Cold on ice
A dead mans touch
Whisper on a scream
Doesn't change a thing
Doesn't bring you back, yeah
Blue on black
Oh, blue on black
Oh, yeah

[guitar solo]

[Chorus (2x):]
Blue on black
Tears on a river
Push on a shove
It don't mean much
Joker on jack
Match on a fire
Cold on ice
Is a dead man's touch
Whisper on a scream
Doesn't change a thing
Don't bring you back
Blue on black
Oh yeah, blue on black

Blue on black
Tears on a river
Push on a shove
It don't mean much
Joker on jack
Match on a fire
Cold on ice
Is a dead mans touch
Whisper on a scream
Doesn't change a thing
Doesn't bring you back
Blue on black
Oh, blue on black
Oh wha oh, blue on black
Oh, blue on black

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Mean Old Frisco, Muddy Waters Johnny Winter

Just got back from a trip up to San Francisco. Fun was had by all, I think this songs fits my mood right now.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Friday, October 05, 2012

Led Zeppelin Celebration Day Teaser

It won't be long now.

Notes from YouTube; CLICK HERE TO BUY CINEMA TICKETS for 17th October, 2012:

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER Audio / DVD & Blu-ray Out 19th November, 2012:

Gil Scott-Heron – 'Me And The Devil'

Lights Are On Nobody Home - Albert Collins

Thursday, October 04, 2012

I Just Wanna Make Love To You

 "I Just Want to Make Love to You" is a 1954 blues song written by Willie Dixon and first recorded by Muddy Waters. The song was a major hit, reaching number four on Billboard magazine's Black Singles chart.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012

You Are My Sunshine

 "You Are My Sunshine" is a popular song first recorded in 1939. It has been declared one of the state songs of Louisiana as a result of its association with former state governor and country music singer Jimmie Davis 
The other night dear, as I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms
But when I awoke, dear, I was mistaken
So I hung my head and I cried.

Tedeschi/Trucks "Wade in the Water"

I love almost every version of this song that I have heard.

Here we have the wonderful Tedeschi Trucks Band doing their version.  Makes me want to go to church.

Kent Duchaine - Leadbessie


In 1979 Kent met up with his beloved and ever faithful Leadbessie. She’s a beat up 1934 National Steel Guitar that wows and astounds audiences when the equally beat up case she travels in is opened and her extra heavy strings are furiously played. Kent discovered and looked up a legendary blues man with the name of Johnny Shines in 1989. 

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Freddie King "Sweet Home Chicago" Video

This video is delightful to me for several reasons.

First the person who uploaded it, recorded it off of his telivision set. Which in my mind means he really liked it, and possible had no other way to record it.

And secondly, he did a reall good job. Which indicates that he, like me is a Freddie King fan. :)

Visit YouTube channel for other blues videos.

Hiss Golden Messenger - Poor Moon

It works: Poor Moon is a fantastic, on-repeat record that recalls the aesthetic risks and rewards of the best stuff produced by Laurel Canyon's singer-songwriters and, decades later, the stylistically daring musicians associated with New Weird America.

Justin Townes Earle - "Harlem River Blues"

Sunday, September 23, 2012

It Hurts Me Too - Elmore James version

From a much earlier Tampa Red song - see Wikipedia - this is one of the most interpreted Blues songs - with the Elmore James version being most familiar. These are just 3 of these - but lots more out there.

You say you hurting, you almost lost your mind
The man you love, he hurts you all the time
When things go wrong, go wrong with you
It hurts me too


Amazing Grace by Ray Charles

Today is the birthday of Ray Charles. I thought it would be nice to hear a gospel song by him on this Sunday Morning.

Ray Charles @ SqueezeMyLemon Blues Blogs

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Joe Bonamassa's New single Dislocated Boy

Notes From YouTube: Get your FREE Download of Joe Bonamassa's single of his new album "Driving Towards The Daylight"

Pre - order tickets at

Follow Joe:

On Twitter: #jbonamassa #DTTD

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Guy Tortora -- 2 Fried Eggs

Muddy Waters and The Rolling Stones Video

After re-reading my post on Keith Richards where I dropped the F bomb about how much I love The Rolling Stones, I thought OK, you could be overstating the case a bit.

You know I might be a fan boy or something, then I came across the video below.  And I wanted to be even more emphatic about how much I love these guys, and their music and what I think they have done to promote blues and other blues musicians. 

Again I could write thousands of words and still not describe how cool this video is. 

But I think you can see the love that Muddy Waters had for the Stones and you can also see that they loved Muddy too.

Notes from YouTube: On 22 November 1981, in the middle of their mammoth American tour, the Rolling Stones arrived in Chicago prior to playing 3 nights at the Rosemont Horizon.

Long influenced by the Chicago blues, the band paid a visit to Buddy Guy's club the Checkerboard Lounge to see the legendary bluesman perform. It didn't take long before Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Ian Stewart were joining in on stage and later Buddy Guy and Lefty Dizz also played their part.

It was a unique occasion that was fortunately captured on camera. Now, restored from the original footage and with sound mixed and mastered by Bob Clearmountain, this amazing blues night is being made available in an official release for the first time.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Carey Bell Show in Bern Switzerland

Here is a nice YouTube video that you may enjoy, especially if you like harmonica playing and blues music.  The video is just a bit over an hour long, so grab some refreshments sit  back and enjoy.

Notes from YouTube:

Carey Bell - Live at the International Jazz Festival (Bern, Switzerland 2000)

Carey Bell - Harmonica & Vox
Steve Jacobs - Guitar
Johannes Pach - Keyboards
T.A. James - Bass
Marc Tiffault - Drums


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Keith Richards - Life (Documentary Movie) Video

I don't want to gush, but I fucking love the music of the Rolling Stones, and Keith Richards in my opinion has a special place in heaven reserved for blues guitarist. 

I would say more, but it is probably better if you just watch the videos and maybe check out the book.


Thanks to a Blip/FM friend of mine - really good

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

It is the Birthday of B.B. King

Today is the birthday of B.B. King. He was born Riley B. King on September 16 in 1925. That makes him 87 years old. He is one of the senior bluesmen alive today.

And if you are wondering, yes sir Mr. King has still got it.

He still thrills me. I hope and pray that he has a wonderful day.

I could go on and on about him, becuase I truly do love him, his music and have seen him live many times. So I'm going to keep this one short, by saying "Happy Birthday Mr. King."

B.B. King @ SqueezeMyLemon

B.B. King @

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Chick: Chick Corea

Official website

Many of his compositions are considered jazz standards. As a member of Miles Davis' band in the 1960s, he participated in the birth of the electric jazz fusion movement. In the 1970s he formed Return to Forever.[2] Along with Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner and Keith Jarrett, he has been described as one of the major jazz piano voices to emerge in the post-John Coltrane era

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson – Secrets (1978)

 Track List and credits

I defy anyone not to be cheered up by listening to this - a reminder of a different age

MP3 (UK)

John Lee Hooker Tee Shirt

John Lee Hooker - Stand Up Blues Overdye T-Shirt

John Lee Hooker wails in a stylized 1966 primary colors photo graphic on the front of this premium grey, 100% cotton t-shirt. Presented by and featuring a photograph by legendary rock photographer Jim Marshall, with distressed overdye print and soft, reinforced construction for authentic vintage style and quality, this is a a truly stunning tee for fans of the legendary king of the electric blues.

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Shugie Otis

B.B. King Movie - The Life of Riley

This looks like it could be good!

For more information read this Cannes 2012: Morgan Freeman-Narrated "BB King: The Life Of Riley" Sold To UK's G2 For Fall Release.

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe, France 1960

Very nice indeed. Sister Rosetta Tharpe did it before anybody else. Gospel, blues, and jazz it is all in there.  Not to mention smoking hot chops on the guitar.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Erja Lyytinen - Rollin’ And Tumblin’

Official Site
....From her home in Finland, she has ventured out to captivate audiences throughout Europe and recorded albums in places as far flung as her own Seasound Studio in Helsinki and the heart of the Mississippi Delta. Acclaimed for her slide guitar playing abilities, keen songwriting and smooth vocal delivery .......

and an Elmore James cover

Led Zeppelin Celebration Day Film Trailer

Led Zeppelin Announced their ‘Celebration Day’ Concert Film Details and posted the trailer on their official YouTube Channel.

So it looks like the big surprise countdown was leading up to this. I personally can't wait to get my hands on the DVD.

The British rock and roll band will release its 2007 "Celebration Day" reunion as a concert film on Oct. 13. They will also put out the film on multiple video and audio formats on Nov. 19.

Original band members Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones were joined onstage by Jason Bonham, son of the late drummer John Bonham, for the tribute to Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.

"Stairway to Heaven (a fan favorite)," ''Kashmir" and "Dazed and Confused" and another 16 songs or so will be in the two-hour concert film.

The film will be shown in 1,500 theaters around the world. Tickets are available at the band's website, .

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Free B.B. King Song Download

Get yourself a free download of 'Have Faith' from 1975's deleted 'Lucille Talks Back'. B.B. King: Get a new free track by B.B. King! Simply Sign up, Follow, or Facebook share B.B. King.

Get yourself a free download of 'Have Faith' from 1975's deleted 'Lucille Talks Back'..

Bob Dylan said...

In the latest Rolling Stone Magazine interview Bob Dylan said...

These are the same people that tried to pin the name Judas on me. Judas, the most hated name in human history! If you think you've been called a bad name, try to work your way out from under that. Yeah, and for what? For playing an electric guitar? As if that is in some kind of way equitable to betraying our Lord and delivering him up to be crucified.
All those evil motherfuckers can rot in hell.

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Alvin Youngblood Hart - A Welsh Concert

I had the pleasure of seeing Alvin Youngblood Hart last night at the Victoria, Menai Bridge, Anglesey.

The venue was packed with very knowledgeable and hospitable fans - I'll certainly be going there again.

Alvin was full of polished anecdotes, a profound knowledge of the Blues and a marvellous pedigree which was demonstrated by his consummate musical skills.

A 5* concert - as one of the comments on these videos state 'Alvin is the real deal'

Monday, September 10, 2012

avenue de l'amour

Led Zepplin is Up to Something

... Exactly what it is, is anyone's guess.

Their official FaceBook Page has a count down going on, and they just posted the below video to their YouTube Channel.

Could it be a tour or as the Gardian is reporting a New Box Set. I guess we will just have to wait and see.

Layori – Cool Jazz

Band Page
.... The universal nature of her music is thanks to her fluency in several languages (she’s just as happy singing in English, Portuguese or Yoruba), as well as influences derived from different parts of the world, including Latin America, Europe and Africa. The latter is especially important. Layori was born in Nigeria, and seeks to integrate her African roots in everything she does ...

Sunday, September 09, 2012

I Feel Like Going to Church: Mahalia Jackson sings Lord Don't Move The Mountain

This one gives me strength on a quite Sunday evening.  I hope it helps you to climb what ever mountians are in your path.

Notes from YouTube: Mahalia Jackson sings - 03. Lord Don't Move The Mountain

I Put a Spell on You – David Gilmour - Mica Paris - Jools Holland - 1992 - HD

Krishna Das sings Jesus on the Main Line

I like to make the point that gospel / blues music is very far reaching. This delightful clip makes the point very well I think. The story is fascinating, and the song puts a smile on my face. I hope y'all like it too.

Krishna Das - Jesus on the Main Line (music starts at 5:20)

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Saturday, September 08, 2012

Albert Collins Video - 05 Too Many Dirty Dishes HD

This video is one of my favorite Albert Collins. Here he is playing some low down and dirity blues. Just the kind that I like.  The guitar solo is classic Albert Collins.

Albert Collins @

Friday, September 07, 2012

Live at the Moody Theater ~ Warren Haynes

Live At The Moody Theater by Warren Haynes Band doesn’t feel like a sampling of live material, rather it is a rare example of a live album that puts the listener into the room with the band. And this is a treat when you consider that Warren Haynes is the master of jamming, gigging, and collaborating.....
.... A stunning live concert, recorded in November 2011 at the Moody Theater in Austin, TX, captured in dazzling High Definition state-of-the-art video and 5.1 audio....


Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Monday, September 03, 2012

Larry Garner - Blues for Sale 2012

A very good review at bluesweb
Larry is no doubt one of the top contemporary bluesmen of this era. “Blues For Sale” proves that he is still in contact with the world and has his finger on the pulse of the people.
  Larry Garner sure can play the blues from jp bruneau on Vimeo.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Helen Humes - The Blues ......

Helen Humes was an American jazz and blues singer. Humes was successively a teenage blues singer, band vocalist with Count Basie, saucy R&B diva and a mature interpreter of the classy popular song

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Serves Me Right To Suffer - John Lee Hooker

Love this video, and I truly miss Mr. Hooker. I was lucky enough to see him before he passed away.