Saturday, June 23, 2018

Bob Dylan - Cold Irons Bound (Live Video)

James Cotton Blues Band - Long Distance Operator (1970) Dylan Cover

James Cotton:Vocals & Harmonica - Michael Bloomfield & Todd Rundgren:Guitars - Mark "Moogy" Klingman:Piano - Stu Woods:Bass - Joel "Bishop" O'Brien:Drums Recorded in Los Angeles, CA. c. 1970 - Originally issued on the 1970 album "James Cotton Blues Band:Taking Care Of Business" (Capitol ST-814) (LP)

Lord I Just Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes - Blind Willie Johnson

Blind Willie Johnson (1897-1945) Johnson's step-mother threw lye in his face as a child, which caused his blindness. He was in the forefront of slide guitar technique making strange sounds on his guitar using objects such as a brass ring, bottle or pocketknife. Johnson spent his final years preaching. His music was not really appreciated during his lifetime. Johnson was an American singer and guitarist whose music straddled the border between blues and spirituals. While the lyrics of all of his songs were religious, his music drew from both sacred and blues traditions. Among musicians, he is considered one of the greatest slide or bottleneck guitarists, as well as one of the most revered figures of depression-era gospel music.[citation needed] His music is distinguished by his powerful bass thumb-picking and gravelly false-bass voice, with occasional use of a tenor voice."

Friday, June 22, 2018

I'm So Glad · Rory Block

"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

Rory Block - Lord, I Feel Just Like Goin' On - written by Rev. Gary Davis - Great Gospel song

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

Evil Gal Blues · Karrin Allyson

Everybody's Cryin' Mercy · Karrin Allyson - Great piano and vocals

Relaxing Blues · Henry Butler

I've Got My Eyes On You · Henry Butler - Great rockin Piano

Way Down In The Hole - Blind Boys Of Alabama - From ''Spirit Of The Century'' album - One of the best versions of this song

The Who - SummerTime Blues - Kilburn 1977 - One of my all time favorite rock bands

I Shot The Sheriff (Full Length Version) · Eric Clapton

Little Queenie (Live At Long Beach Arena) · Eric Clapton