Thursday, September 22, 2016

Otis Rush ~ ''Double Trouble''(Original Recording Electric Blues 1958)

Recorded Cobra Studios , Chicago , 1958 The song was produced by Willie Dixon and features Rush (guitar and vocal), Dixon (bass), Ike Turner (guitar), Little Brother Montgomery (piano), Harold Ashby and Jackie Brenston (saxophones), and Billy Gayles (drums). Although Rush plays the lead guitar introduction to the song, Turner plays the signature vibrato guitar parts.

MUDDY WATERS - Caledonia... Germany, Rockpalast TV Show, 1978

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Need To Believe

Donald Grey Barnhouse was speaking about the cross and the need to believe on the Christ who died upon it said, “Imagine that the cross has a door in it. All you are asked to do is to go through. On the side facing you are the words “Whosoever will, may come”. You stand there with the burden of your sin upon you and wonder if you should enter in or not. Finally, you do and as you do the burden of your sin falls away, you are safe and free. Joyfully you turn around and see written on the other side of the cross through which you just now entered the words, “Chosen in Him before the foundation of the world”.

Please don't make salvation any more complicated than this. There is no key to unlock the door it's already unlocked. There is no entrance fee you have to pay, it's already been paid in full. There are no gifts you are required to bring, there are no works you must preform. Walking through the door is believing as the scripture says "believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved" Once you walk through the door a new world opens up to you that you never knew existed. The word Jesus speaks to you the new Christian is "Follow me"

Eric Clapton - Sweet Home Chicago - Great Studio Recording

Eric Clapton - Reconsider Baby

Freddie King - Help Me Through The Day

Friday, September 2, 2016

200 Proff Grace

The Reformation was a time when men went blind, staggering drunk because they had discovered, in the dusty basement of late medievalism, a whole cellar full of fifteen-hundred-year-old, two-hundred proof Grace–bottle after bottle of pure distillate of Scripture, one sip of which would convince anyone that God saves us single-handedly. The word of the Gospel–after all those centuries of trying to lift yourself into heaven by worrying about the perfection of your bootstraps–suddenly turned out to be a flat announcement that the saved were home before they started…Grace has to be drunk straight: no water, no ice, and certainly no ginger ale; neither goodness, nor badness, not the flowers that bloom in the spring of super spirituality could be allowed to enter into the case.”
Robert Farrar Capon, Between Noon & Three: Romance, Law & the Outrage of Grace 

To many Christians refuse to drink grace straight up they are constantly mixing it with something that comes from themselves. They have no clue how bad they are what sinners they are but they are convinced of their own self righteousness and judge others freely. But grace tells us "Bless those who persecute you, bless and do not curse them" (Rom. 12:14) Not easy to do which is why I drink a lot of grace.

On Green Dolphin Street - Oscar Peterson & Milt Jackson

Milt Jackson - People Make The World Go Around

Milt Jackson - Sunflower

John Scofield with MMW - Chicken Dog

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Phil Keaggy - Stomp - 220


What does God's Providence tell us? Providence tells me that the God who created the world is still personally involved in maintaining it and sustaining it. Jesus Christ is “upholding the universe by His word of power” (Heb.1:3), that He is holding all of creation together (Col.1:17). If Jesus Christ would stop His continuing activity of sustaining all things in the universe, then everything except the triune God would instantly cease to exist. Providence tells me that God “Accomplishes all things according to the counsel of His will” (Eph. 1:11). Chance or fate have nothing to do with what takes place in this world or in my life. God causes the rain to fall, He causes the grass to grow (Psa. 104:14). God feeds all the animals (Psa. 104:27-29), Jesus said “look at the birds of the air. . .your Heavenly Father feeds them” (Matt.10:29). Providence tells me that God “rules over the nations” (Psa. 22:28), “He made from one every nation of men to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their habitation” (Acts 17:26). When King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon repented of his pride he praised the Most High and said, “For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom endures from generation to generation; all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing; and He does according to His will in the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth, and none can stay His hand or say to Him, what are you doing?” (Daniel 4:34-35).
This is our God, this is my God, this is the God who saves.

Phil Keaggy - Watt Ever (220 Jam)

Phil Keaggy - Animal - 220

Eric Clapton - Groaning The Blues

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Gift Of Music

Heres a word to go to sleep on or to get up to:“The devil, the originator of sorrowful anxieties and restless troubles, flees before the sound of music almost as much as before the Word of God....Music is a gift and grace of God, not an invention of men. Thus it drives out the devil and makes people cheerful. Then one forgets all wrath, impurity, and other devices.” Martin Luther
This is why I love music all music. I thank God for the ability to play music, let your heart rejoice at the gift of music.

Paul Butterfield Blues Band - Born In Chicago

Jonathan Winters' Last Tonight Show with Johnny Carson - Winters is one of my all time favorite comedians, a very funny man.

Stevie Ray Vaughan - The Sky Is Crying (Live At Carnegie Hall)

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

What Happens When You Wake Up

“It comes the very moment you wake up each morning. All your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists simply in shoving them all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other larger, stronger, quieter life come flowing in. And so on, all day. Standing back from all your natural fussings and frettings; coming in out of the wind.”
― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

The other voice is the Holy Spirit and the other point of view is the Word of God and the larger stronger quieter life is Christ in you the hope of glory. Allow the Christ life, the Holy Spirit and the Word of God to protect you from all the other voices that rush in on you in the morning and throughout the day and be at peace.

You Can't Trust Hillary

LIVE FATHERS AND SONS (I) Muddy Waters/Otis Spann/Paul Butterfield/Michael Bloomfield/Sam Lay - Long Distance Call * Baby, Please Don't Go * Honey Bee

LIVE FATHERS AND SONS (II) Muddy Waters/Otis Spann/Paul Butterfield/Michael Bloomfield/Sam Lay - The Same Thing * Got My Mojo Working (Part One) * Got My Mojo Working (Part Two)

"Workin' Man Blues" Tommy Emmanuel & Bob Littel - Center Stage

Friday, May 27, 2016

Tommy Emmanuel & Emil Ernebro - Fly Me To The Moon

Luther on Salvation

“So then, have we nothing to do to obtain this righteousness? No, nothing at all! For this righteousness comes by doing nothing, hearing nothing, knowing nothing, but rather in knowing and
believing this only – that Christ has gone to the right hand of the Father, not to become our judge, but to become for us our wisdom, our righteousness, our holiness, our salvation! Now God sees no sin in us, for in this heavenly righteousness sin has no place. So now we may certainly think, ‘Although I still sin, I don’t despair, because Christ lives, who is both my righteousness and my eternal life.’ In that righteousness I have no sin, no fear, no guilty conscience, no fear of death. I am indeed a sinner in this life of mine and in my own righteousness, but I have another life, another righteousness above this life, which is in Christ, the Son of God, who knows no sin or death, but is eternal righteousness and eternal life. For if the truth of being justified by Christ alone (not by our works) is lost, then all Christian truths are lost… On this truth and only on this truth the Church is built and has its being.” (Martin Luther) 

On this truth I stand and am convinced that it is the only solid foundation the church can be built on. I so desire that Christians know this truth and build their lives upon it and take great comfort in it. I challenge you to print this out carry it around with you and read it over and over until the truth of it frees your soul from all the religious bondage you have been taught and the condemnation that weighs you down and you experience the deep peace of God. If this makes me a Lutheran than so be it.

The Nooky Monster

Bonnie Raitt - I Knew (from Dig In Deep HD)

Bonnie Raitt - Shakin' Shakin' Shakes (from Dig In Deep HD)

Bonnie Raitt - Gypsy in Me

Monday, May 16, 2016

Be Careful With A Fool - JOHNNY WINTER

Supersonic Blues Machine - Ain't No Love (In The Heart Of The City) (2016)


Do You Have This Peace?

"There is no peace like the peace of those whose minds are possessed with full assurance that they have known God, and God has known them, and that this relationship guarantees God’s favor to them in life, through death and on for ever."
— J.I. Packer (Knowing God)

Are you enjoying this peace? Do you have this full assurance that you know God and God knows you and as a result this relationship guarantees you God's favor, his grace, throughout all of your life every second you are breathing and it will take you right through death (death where is your sting?) and into eternity? There is nothing in existence that can compare to this Peace. This is available to every christian to have for themselves this is what gives you confidence to get up every day and live your life for Jesus.

John Mayall with Peter Green - You Don't Love Me

Peter Green w/ John Mayall's Bluesbreakers - The Stumble

Jeff Beck - The Stumble - from Beckology Vol. 3

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Bono & Eugene Peterson on THE PSALMS

This is a wonderful conversation and story about how Bono and Eugene Peterson formed a relationship. Listen to the whole conversation especially the last 10 minutes.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Eric Clapton - Tearing Us Apart [Live In Hyde Park 1996]

My Memory is Nearly Gone

John Newton’s final recorded words: “My memory is nearly gone, but I remember two things: that I am a great sinner and that Christ is a great Savior.” Newton died a few weeks later, on December 21, 1807. The words transcribed by Jay are a simple and profound summary of John Newton’s life.
Newton’s dying words summarize the message he preached and wrote about throughout his Christian life. Four decades earlier, in the prime of his health, Newton had written to a friend, “Our sins are many, but his mercies are more: our sins are great, but his righteousness is greater.” At another point he wrote, “We cannot be so evil as he is good.” Newton was governed by the abiding hope that where sin increases, grace abounds all the more (Rom. 5:20). In one letter early in his pastorate he wrote, “Though our sins have been deep-dyed, like scarlet and crimson, enormous as mountains, and countless as the sands, the sum total is, but, Sin has abounded; but where sin hath abounded, grace has much more abounded.” Yes, sin is a monstrous, condemning force—but Christ is greater. Grace abounds because the Savior superabounds. This biblical truth worked itself deeply into Newton’s heart very early in his Christian walk, and it was a conviction that drove him toward pastoral ministry and to preaching “the unsearchable riches of Christ” (Eph. 3:8).

"Amazing grace how sweet the sound"

New York Values

Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again - Bob Dylan

Katie Mae · Dion

She's Alright - Doyle Bramhall II with Gary Clark Jr.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

"Going Down" - Freddie King

From his 1971 record, "Getting Ready," which was largely written and produced by Leon Russell and features Duck Dunn on bass. Russell wrote "Going Down," as part of an attempt to introduce Freddie to more of a "rock audience" through this record.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

This joke was just to funny to pass up

This joke was just to funny to pass up:

Researchers are saying that men who marry intelligent women are less likely to develop dementia later in life. After hearing this, Kanye West said, "Where am I?" (Conan)