Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Harry Connick Jr. - What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

What Are You Doing New Year's Eve Lyrics

Maybe it's much too early in the game
Ah, but I thought I'd ask you just the same
What are you doing New Year's
New Year's Eve? 

Wonder whose arms will hold you good and tight
When it's exactly twelve o'clock that night
Welcoming in the New Year
New Year's Eve

Maybe I'm crazy to suppose
I'd ever be the one you chose
Out of a thousand invitations
You'd receive

Ah, but in case I stand one little chance
Here comes the jackpot question in advance
What are you doing New Year's
New Year's Eve?

Wonder whose arms will hold you good and tight
When it's exactly twelve o'clock that night
Welcoming in the New Year
New Year's Eve

What are you doing New Year's Eve? 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Sachal Studios' Take Five Video

This video is awesome! Notes from YouTube: Recorded at Sachal Studios, Lahore, Pakistan - the premiere of Take Five's Official Video!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Radiolab does Robert Johnson

Crossroad at night

Radiolab (a show on NPR) did a broadcast about Robert Johnson.  It was a wonderful history lesson.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Blues Books - Clapton: The Autobiography

Clapton: The Autobiography

According to Amazon.com;

Readers hoping for sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll won't be disappointed by the legendary guitarist's autobiography. As he retraces every step of his career, from the early stints with the Yardbirds and Cream to his solo successes, Clapton also devotes copious detail to his drug and alcohol addictions, particularly how they intersected with his romantic obsession with Pattie Boyd. His relationship with the woman for whom he wrote Layla culminated in a turbulent marriage he describes as drunken forays into the unknown. But he genuinely warms to the subject of his recovery, stressing its spiritual elements and eagerly discussing the fund-raising efforts for his Crossroads clinic in Antigua. His self-reckoning is filled with modesty, especially in the form of dissatisfaction with his early successes. He professes ambivalence about the famous Clapton is God graffiti, although he admits he was grateful for the recognition from fans. At times, he sounds more like landed gentry than a rock star: bragging about his collection of contemporary art, vigorously defending his hunting and fishing as leisure activities, and extolling the virtues of his quiet country living. But both the youthful excesses and the current calm state are narrated with an engaging tone that nudges Clapton's story ahead of other rock 'n' roll memoirs. (Oct. 9)

Book Details

* Paperback: 352 pages
* Publisher: Broadway (May 27, 2008)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 076792536X
* ISBN-13: 978-0767925365
* Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.2 x 1 inches

Eric Clapton @Amazon.com

Friday, November 22, 2013

Kitten Playing The Blues

I would get so much more done if it were not for all the kittens playing the blues gifs out there >>>funny gifs

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Blues Guitar Handbook - A Complete Course in Techniques and Styles

Book Details

  • Hardcover-spiral: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation; Spi Har/Co edition (August 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1617130117
  • ISBN-13: 978-1617130113
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 9.2 x 11.5 inches
From Amazon.com:
This latest entry in Backbeat's bestselling handbook series starts by exploring the humble beginnings of blues guitar through the early decades of the 20th century, including profiles of such players as Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, and Son House. As the story moves into the '40s and '50s, and blues players migrate to major urban centers, author Adam St. James follows the evolution of the music at the hands of such electric blues kingpins as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and B. B. King. Then it's the blues-rockers of the '60s, '70s, and '80s (including Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, and Stevie Ray Vaughan) before the story comes up to date, with blues flame-keepers such as Keb Mo' or Duke Robillard, and some not-quite-traditionalists, such as Robben Ford or Derek Trucks.  A comprehensive section for mastering electric and acoustic blues follows this historic overview. Starting from the very basics, it leads you into more advanced rhythm and lead techniques before examining four key styles: acoustic blues, classic electric blues, blues rock, and jazz blues. The many exercises in the book are supported by specially recorded audio tracks on the accompanying CD.

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Boom Boom Boom

Check this little guy groving to the blues. funny gifs

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Adam Gussow's Crossroads Blues

From Adam Gussow's FaceBook Page;

"I'm delighted to announce that I've just signed a licensing deal with Right Recordings Ltd., a pop/indy label in the UK, for my self-produced solo debut, Kick and Stomp. The phrase "worldwide distribution" has a nice ring to it, as does the phrase "radio edit." Here's the new version of "Crossroads Blues
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crossroads-Blues-Radio-Edit/dp/B00GLO3T2A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384435693&sr=8-1&keywords=adam+gussow+crossroads+blues "

Adam Gussow @ Amazon.com

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

This Gets My Mojo Working

Not sure why I never did this before (post a Spotify playlist), but here is a little play list that I like to jam to when I need to get my mojo working

Sunday, November 10, 2013

THE BO-KEYS - Making of The Electraphonic Singles Series

Got an email the other day from Nick Loss-Eaton who wanted to share the blow video with us. The Bo-Keys have an interesting line up and they make some cool and funky music. Check them out and check out their new singles.

Nick says; The Bo-Keys have made a series of new deep soul singles out of Memphis, Tennessee, two of which are coming out next Tuesday. This mini-documentary chronicles the recording of them, featuring band members Howard Grimes (Al Green), Archie "Hubbie" Turner (Al Green), and guest vocalist Percy Wiggins (ATCO Records). This is deep soul from a mix of the folks who recorded with Hi and Stax in the 1960s and a new crop of devotees.

Notes from YouTube:

Published on Nov 7, 2013
A behind the scenes look at The Bo-Keys at Electraphonic Recording Studio in Memphis, TN, recording a new series of 45rpm singles featuring vocalists, Percy and Spencer Wiggins.

"Writing On the Wall" B/W "I'm Still In Need"
"I Need More Than One Lifetime" B/W "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly"
"The Dark End of the Street" B/W "Wind-Up Monkey"

Available Now on 45rpm vinyl and digital.


Directed by Nathan Black, Unbreakable Productions

Check Nick Loss-Eaton out @ http://nicklosseaton.blogspot.com
On Twitter: @harmonicaboy

The Bo-Keys @ Amazon.com

NPR's Tiny Desk Concert: Gary Burton

NPR often has some wonderful musicians in their series Tiny Desk Concerts.  I like them a lot, I'm sure that a lot of you do to, but if you have never heard or watched any of them please NPR @ http://www.npr.org/series/tiny-desk-concerts/ where you will hear some wonderful Jazz and Blues music.

Gary Burton is a vibraphone pioneer and he makes beautiful music in the below video.

To support NPR: http://www.npr.org/about/support/

Gary Burton @ Amazon.com

Saturday, November 09, 2013

To Day is the Birthday of Susan Tedeschi

Today is the birthday of Susan Tedeschi, born on Nov 9, 1970 in Boston, MA.  She is a wonderful blues and soul music singer.  She has received multiple Grammy Award nominations and is the winner, with her other 10 bandmates in the Tedeschi Trucks Band, of the Best Blues Album Grammy for "Revelator".

Susan is one of my favorite singers, she reminds me of blues singers like Bonnie Raitt, who celebrated her birthday yesterday, Etta James and Janis Jopplin.  Here singing style is very gritty, low down and blusey when she needs to be, just the way I like it too.

Susan Tedeschi @ Amazon.com

Friday, November 08, 2013

It's the Birthday of Bonnie Raitt

It's the birthday of Bonnie Raitt.  Love, love, love her music.  She is such a down to earth musician and I think it shows in her music and her performances.  Please check out other post of her in this blog.

Please watch the below interview and performance when she visited the Craig Ferguson show.

I hope she has many happy returns of the day.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Zepparella Covering Led Zeppelin's When The Levee Breaks

This is a wonderful cover of Led Zeppelin's "When The Levee Breaks" by the all lady band Zepperella. They do a marvelous job on this great blues rock song.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Had to steal this from American Blues Scene's facebook page, because it is too funny.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Muddy Waters and Wife Geneva

Muddy Waters and his wife Geneva in Chicago (1951) | Photographer: Art Shay ©

Thanks to my friend Kim Demsrcool Searcy for sharing this on her FaceBook page.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Tom Cat Courtney San Diego bluesman

My local PBS station recently had a profile on San Diego bluesman Tomcat Courtney.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

RIP JJ Cale Cajun Moon

RIP JJ Cale, here is hoping you have a peaceful journey to the other side.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Jesus On the Mainline: Aerosmith, Hanson Green, and Ry Codder,

I love this song, here are couple of my favorite renditions on YouTube:


 Hasan Green & F.O.G.

Ry Cooder

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Taj Mahal on NPR

NPR has an interesting piece on the musician Taj Mahal.  Mahal is one of those wonderful blues musicians who crosses and mixes different music to create a very nice gumbo of music.

The piece is titled Taj Mahal: Still Cooking Up 'Heirloom Music' His Own Way

Monday, June 24, 2013

RIP Bobby Blue Bland

RIP Bobby Blue Bland you will be missed.

Bobby Blue Bland on mountain stage from NPR.

Bobby Blue Bland was always one of my favorite blues vocalist, I really enjoyed the music that he made over the years.  His work with BB King stands out as some of his best work in my opinion.  I hope he has a peaceful journey!

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Foghorn Stringband - Bring Back My Blue Eyed Boy

Foghorn Stringband is an old-time string band from Portland, Oregon, United States. They are considered one of the finest old-time string bands on the West Coast

Monday, May 27, 2013

Gospel Music From a Video Game: Bioshock Infinite

I've been playing a lot of video games as of late. I mean you have to do something to pass that time, right?  Well the game that I have been playing lately has a lot of wonderful music in it.  The game is called Bioshock: Infinite, and if you like video games you will love this one.  And of course you love music, or you would not be reading this blog.

Here is a wonderful old gospel song that I love, and that fits this game so well. This is Troy Baker and Courtnee Draper the voice actors for the main characters of the game.  They are performing the original version of "Will The Circle be Unbroken".  It is just wonderful.

Here is a slower version.

Notes from YouTube:

Courtnee Draper - Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Lyrics)
Bioshock Infinite

Will the circle be unbroken
By and by, by and by?
Is a better home awaiting
In the sky, in the sky?

There are loved ones in the glory
Whose dear forms you often miss.
When you close your earthly story,
Will you join them in their bliss?


In the joyous days of childhood
Oft they told of wondrous love
Pointed to the dying Saviour;
Now they dwell with Him above.


You remember songs of heaven
Which you sang with childish voice.
Do you love the hymns they taught you,
Or are songs of earth your choice?


You can picture happy gath'rings
Round the fireside long ago,
And you think of tearful partings
When they left you here below.


One by one their seats were emptied.
One by one they went away.
Now the family is parted.
Will it be complete one day?


Saturday, May 11, 2013

James Cotton on NPR with KebMo

Check out this interview on NPR with James Cotton. KebMo is also featured on a couple of the new tracks on Mr. Cotton's new album "Cotton Mouth".

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

San Diego Celebrates Bluegrass | KPBS.org

San Diego Celebrates Bluegrass | KPBS.org <<< This looks interesting if you are in the San Diego area and like bluegrass music.

Gary Clark Jr. Doing Some Acoustic Guitar on NPR

Check out Mr. Clark doing some of his music, "Blak and Blu" and "Bright Lights", on acoustic guitar @ NPR Music. Really cool to hear him get back to his roots.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Bang Bang Boom Boom by Beth Hart

I have been listening to Beth Hart's new album, it is really good. This song represents the album well. Check her out.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013

Jimi Hendrix Tee Shirt

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Vintage Staples Singers doing Wade In the Water

I have to hear this every now and then...

Friday, March 08, 2013

Friday Blues Funny - Different Types of Music

I guess the blues version would be, "Woke up this morning and saw a flower". Or something like that, LOL.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Gary Clark Jr. - Don't Owe You A Thang [Official Music Video]

This is getting some heavy play in my mp3 player as of late...

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Elis Regina & Tom Jobim- Waters of March - English subtitles video

Apropos of all things March... "the river bank talks of the joy of March..."

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Mahailia Jackson singing "How I Got Over"

As I explained on my facebook page, I can not really explain how much I need to hear this song right now.

Friday, March 01, 2013

Rory Gallagher Irish Tour 1974 ( Full concert, Remastered)

Notes from YouTube: Rory Gallagher remains one of the greatest rock and blues guitarists of all times & the best kept secret in blues/rock history. In IT '74, the film maker(Tony Palmer) does a great job in capturing a young Rory with this film. It's a great little chunk of history that depicts a special time in music history, a vital, energetic and creative time.

Historical piece of footage Irish tour 1974
Set List:
1. Walk On Hot Coals
2. Tatoo'd Lady
3. Who's That Coming?
4. A Million Miles Away
5. Going To My Home Town
6. Cradle Rock
7. As The Crow Flies
8. Hands Off
9. Bullfrog Blues

RORY GALLAGHER (Vocals/Guitars/Harmonica)
ROD De'ATH (Drums and Percussion)
LOU MARTIN (Keyboards)

Dusty Springfield – Where Is A Woman To Go (+ Alison Moyet, Sinead O`Connor)

Thursday, February 28, 2013

NPR Post Some New Hendrix

NPR post some new Jimi Hendrix music. Good Stuff check it out here First Listen Jimi Hendrix People Hell and Angels

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Joe Bonamassa with Beth Hart - I'll Take Care of You Video

This has been in heavy rotation in my Spotify Account. Good stuff...

Friday, February 15, 2013

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Saturday, February 09, 2013

Sister Rosetta Tharpe - The Godmother of Rock & Roll [BBC]

Notes from YouTube: For anyone interested in one of the little known prime influences of Elvis, Chuck Berry and many early rock and roll pioneers who she preceded, check out Rosetta Tharpe.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Bo Carter

Carter has become best known for his bawdy songs such as "Banana in Your Fruit Basket", "Pin in Your Cushion", "Your Biscuits Are Big Enough for Me", "Please Warm My Wiener" and "My Pencil Won't Write No More". However, his output was not restricted to risqué music.  In 1928, he recorded the original version of "Corrine, Corrina", which later became a hit for Big Joe Turner and has become a standard in various musical genres.

Friday, February 01, 2013

Eric Clapton | Crossroads Guitar Festival Chicago 2007

You are going to like this one...

Notes from YouTube:

1.Introduction (Bill Murray)
2.Uberesso (Sonny Landreth)
3.Hell at Home (Sonny Landreth with Eric Clapton)
4.Maharina (John McLaughlin)
5.Rosie (Doyle Bramhall II)

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

Scrapper Blackwell

Blackwell was given the nickname, "Scrapper", by his grandmother, due to his fiery nature

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Live At Montreux 【Complete version】

Watch this one on full screen...

Notes from YouTube:

1. Program Start
2. Scuttle Buttin' 0:01:41
3. Say What!
4. Ain't Gone 'N' Give Up On Love 0:08:46
5. Pride And Joy 0:15:10
6. Mary Had A Little Lamb 0:20:18
7. Cold Shot(with Johnny Copeland) 0:24:25
8. Tin Pan Alley (aka Roughest Place In Town) 0:30:00 0:36:53
9. Look At Little Sister(with Johnny Copeland) 0:43:20
10. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) 0:52:10
11. Texas Flood 1:03:09
12. SRV Talking From Stage 1:09:40
13. Life Without You 1:12:12
14. Gone Home
15. Couldn't Stand The Weather

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

B.B. King - Live in Dallas (1983) - Full Concert

Make sure you watch this one in full screen...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Duke Ellington Tee Shirt

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The Rolling Stones Gimme Shelter 1970

Here is an oldie and a goodie!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Kokomo Arnold

Born as James Arnold in Lovejoy's Station, Georgia, he got his nickname in 1934 after releasing "Old Original Kokomo Blues" for the Decca label; it was a cover of the Scrapper Blackwell blues song about the city of Kokomo, Indiana

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Sounds of Blackness

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Curtis Solgado - Soul Shot

Chicago Blues
Curtis Salgado fans rejoice! Clap those hands and start to dance - fast, slow, slow and swaying, and back to stomping your feet.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Yasmin Levy and Natascha Atlas

Defies classification

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Jan Bang "...And Poppies From Kandahar"

David Honeyboy Edwards - Delta Blues

Edwards earned his nickname "Honey-Boy" from his sister, who told his mother to "look at honey boy" when he stumbled as he learned to walk as a toddler.

A real good entry in Wikipedia including
.... He performed with famed blues musician Robert Johnson with whom he developed a close friendship. Honeyboy was present on the night Johnson drank poisoned whiskey which killed him, and his story has become the definitive version of Johnson's demise....


Thursday, January 03, 2013

Furry Lewis - Memphis Blues

Toot Blues

Notes From YouTube:  In the late 1980s, Timothy Duffy, a penniless North Carolina musicology student, set out to document and preserve traditional southern roots and blues music. On his travels from Winston-Salem's drinkhouse music scene, an off-the-grid hotbed of gritty traditional blues, to deep-south family run churches, he found purpose and inspiration from a cast of amazingly talented, pure and unique set of characters (the artists!!).
Toot Blues remarkably captures the true essence and talent of the artists from Guitar Gabriel, a 'homeless magic potion selling' blues genius; to Willa Mae Buckner, a snake charming elderly woman taunting delightfully raunchy blues; to Beverly 'Guitar' Watkins, a grandmother who continues to tear up the stage and play a killer electric guitar behind her head; to Bishop Dready Manning and family churning out homebrewed rockabilly-gospel; to Boo Hanks, an 80 year-old bluesman recording an album for the very first time; to blind guitarist, Cootie Stark, mesmerizing crowds world-wide while never failing to find his way home by himself.
Shortly after befriending and championing for these artists Tim quickly realized the limitations set upon them by living in poverty, not only in their struggles to survive and support their families but also their ability to afford time and outlets to continue with their deepest passions-music, by a simple twist of fate, Tim along with his wife Denise, began the Music Maker Relief Foundation.
With rare footage, interviews, and numerous live performances, the film documents these unique musicians, brought together through the Music Maker community and their shared and vital musical heritage.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Howlin' Wolf - How many more years

He explained the origin of the name Howlin' Wolf thus: "I got that from my grandfather [John Jones]." His Grandfather would often tell him stories about the wolves in that part of the country and warn him that if he misbehaved, the howling wolves would "get him".