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. :)

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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"

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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.

Old Glory Tee Shirts and Stuff @

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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4. If we don't like your music, so what? There is no accounting for taste and we are blogging about the blues in a small way, so don't take it so hard.

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