Sunday, December 2, 2018

Skip James - Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues

Mighty Good Leader · Audio Adrenaline

Jesus Is A Mighty Good Leader · Skip James

A Song for Sunday - Jesus Is A Mighty Good Leader · Rory Block - This song was written by Skip James

A Song for Sunday - Skip James lived a very hard sometimes violent life. He had God given talent but never wanted to be well known. He recorded many songs that are blues classics. Later in life he ran into his father who he had not seen since childhood, he grew up on a plantation. His father had become a Baptist Minister and as a result Jesus saved Skip. For about 15 years he would only play spirituals. Living in Philadelphia with his third wife, James was chronically broke during his last years. Until the group Cream recorded "I'm So Glad" and gave James the songwriter's credit, that is. As a result, he received a royalty check for nearly $10,000.Skip James died of cancer on October 3, 1969, in Philadelphia. He was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1992. Read more: Skip James Biography…/1608002248/Skip-James.html… I used Rory Blocks version because the originals are not recorded well. I will post the original of this song.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Jonny Lang - Blew Up The House - Live at Big Easy Covent Garden April 26th 2014

Lucinda Williams " God Don't Never Change" Cover of a Blind Willie Johnson song at Stuart's Opera House

Tedeschi Trucks Band - Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning - Blind Willie Johnson Cover - Warner Theatre - Feb. 20, 2015

Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi talk about recording - Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning by Blind Willie Johnson

A Song For Sunday - Blind Willie Johnson Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning

Seminal gospel-blues artist Blind Willie Johnson is regarded as one of the greatest bottleneck slide guitarists. Yet the Texas street-corner evangelist is known as much for the his powerful and fervent gruff voice as he is for his ability as a guitarist. He most often sang in a rough, bass voice (only occasionally delivering in his natural tenor) with a volume meant to be heard over the sounds of the streets. Johnson recorded a total of 30 songs during a three-year period and many of these became classics of the gospel-blues, including "Jesus Make up My Dying Bed," "God Don't Never Change," and his most famous, "Dark Was the Night -- Cold Was the Ground." It is generally agreed that Johnson was born in a small town just South of Waco near Temple, TX, around 1902. His mother died while he was still a baby, and his father eventually remarried. When Johnson was about seven years old, his father and stepmother fought and the stepmother threw lye water, apparently at the father, but the lye got in Willie Johnson's eyes, blinding him. As he got older, Johnson began earning money by playing his guitar, one of the few avenues left to a blind man to earn a living. Instead of a bottleneck, Johnson actually played slide with a pocketknife. Over the years, Johnson played guitar most often in an open D tuning, picking single-note melodies, while using his slide and strumming a bass line with his thumb. He was, however, known to play in a different tuning and without the slide on a few rare occasions. Regardless of his excellent blues technique and sound, Johnson didn't want to be a bluesman, for he was a passionate believer in the Bible. So, he began singing the gospel and interpreting Negro spirituals. He became a Baptist preacher and brought his sermons and music to the streets of the surrounding cities. While performing in Dallas, he met a woman named Angeline and the two married in 1927. Angeline added 19th century hymns to Johnson's repertoire, and the two performed around the Dallas and Waco areas.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Jeff Beck feat. Imelda May - Remember (Walking In the Sand)

Jeff Beck & Beth Hart - Purple Rain - Live 2017

Loretta Lynn - Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven Same title completely different song

A Song For Sunday - Everybody Wants to go to Heaven = Albert King

A Song for Sunday – “Everybody Wants to go to Heaven” Albert King wrote this song and it appeared on his 1971 album “Lovejoy” the lyrics say, “Everybody wants to laugh, but nobody wants to cry.” “Everybody wants to hear the truth, but everybody wants to tell a lie.” “Everybody wanna know the reason, without even asking why.” “Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.” We try hard to hang on to life for as long as we can, because nobody wants to die. There is great comfort and peace in knowing where you will go when you die. Jesus said, “truly truly I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes Him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment but has passed from death to life.” (John 5:24) The Apostle Paul said, “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21) I know that on the very last day I live on this earth and take my last breath, the next moment I will be in heaven with my savior Jesus Christ, and be with him forever.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Kenny Wayne Shepherd "Blue on Black" Live At Guitar Center's King of the Blues

Walter Trout Band: Say Goodbye To The Blues

Where The Streets Have No Name (Live) · U2 The Joshua Tree

A Song For Sunday - "40" U2 Live

A Song For Sunday – “40” U2 Live I finally saw U2 live a year ago at Ford Field it was one of the most amazing concerts I have ever been to. Here is Bono on who is Christ. “I think it’s the defining question for a Christian: who was Christ?” Bono is the lead singer of U2, one of the most successful rock ‘n roll bands ever, and he was responding to a question about his Christian faith in a 2013 interview with Irish news channel RTE. “And I don’t think you’re let off easily,” he continues, “by saying, ‘A great thinker,’ or ‘A great philosopher.’ “Because actually, he [Jesus] went round saying he was the Messiah. That’s why he was crucified. He was crucified because he said he was the Son of God. So, he either, in my view, was the Son of God, or he was…” The interviewer interrupts him: “Not? ”No, no. Nuts!” Bono corrects. “Forget rock ‘n roll messianic complexes. This is like, Charlie Manson type of delirium.” A bit later, the interviewer is direct: “Therefore, it follows you believe he was divine?” And Bono is clear in his response: “Yes.