Friday, June 22, 2018
"The connection between gospel and early blues has always been clear. The people who created the music most likely grew up in church and was a feature of the times - the late 1800's and early 1900's. This powerful spirit5uality translated directly into blues and most of the founding artists included gospel in their repertoire...I'm so Glad is an example of a gospel-based blues song." (Rory Block) Eric Clapton made a popular song of I'm So Glad with his band Cream.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
This song was written by the Rev. Gary Davis who was a blues and gospel singer who was also proficient on the banjo, guitar and harmonica. His fingerpicking guitar style influenced many other artists. He influenced Bob Dylan, the Grateful Dead, Wizz Jones, Jorma Kaukonen, Keb' Mo', Ollabelle, Resurrection Band, and John Sebastian (of the Lovin' Spoonful). Let this pick you up and carry you throughout the day.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Monday, June 18, 2018
Saturday, June 16, 2018
One of my favorite James Cotton songs. Cotton is one of the greatest harmonica players in blues history.