Wednesday, February 26, 2020

James Cotton - Rocket 88

Ricardo Maranhão feat. Indiara Sfair - I'm Tired - Casa da Frente

LARKIN POE John The Revelator

Joe Bonamassa Official - "Molly O" - Redemption

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - Goin' Down Slow

These recordings are from 1964 and were to be on the first Paul Butterfield Band album. They were scrapped for some reason and their first album was recorded soon afterward. This is Butterfield's version of Jimmy Oden's, "Goin' Down Slow", from 'The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: The Original Lost Elektra Sessions" which was recorded in 1964 and was released in 1995. (The recordings were in a vault for the 30 years in between.) Enjoy!

Juicy Lucy · Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood

The Sky Is Crying (Live) · Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Johnny Winter - Got My Mojo Workin'


One of the first feelings I deeply resonated with after the shock of losing our home (in what started out as a forest-fire), was this idea that I was able to find a deep sense of comfort in connecting to a greater, universal sense of loss - a human blues if you will. This in turn, connected me to something beyond myself and my limited personal experience. It's not that a sense of empathy with others invalidates your own suffering, or even diminishes it in any way- but rather it brings you back to a place of consciousness that reinforces that what you are going through is a part of the greater human experience - you are never alone in your suffering and we are indeed "just human too". With that in mind, It felt right that "Backporch Blues" would be the first single I'd release from this concept-album "Facing Flames (feat Guilda)". I went back to the house with Basti Hansen to get an album-cover shot and some footage of what remained. When we were done we had 10 mins left and he literally fought against the sunset as i sat in the spot where my wooden backporch where I would sit and write songs. P.s If you would head over to my YT Channel & SUBSCRIBE (link in first comment), this would be a big help at the start of this journey. In the coming weeks, I'll be putting some extra content there too that I won't be putting here.

Goin' Down (Live) · Stevie Ray Vaughan And Double Trouble with Jeff Beck

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - Screamin'

Rock Me Baby · Johnny Winter

Simple Things · Tedeschi Trucks Band

Knock On Wood · James Cotton

Sunday, February 16, 2020

A Song For Sunday - Paul Butterfield & John Sebastian - Amazing Grace (harmonica duet, 1977)

If you love blues you need to see this documentary HORN FROM THE HEART: The Paul Butterfield Story is a feature-length documentary about the life and career of legendary blues musician Paul Butterfield. A white, teen-age harmonica player from Chicago’s south side, Paul learned the blues from the original black masters performing nightly in his own back yard. Muddy Waters was Paul’s mentor and lifelong friend, happy to share his wisdom and expertise with such a gifted young acolyte. The interracial Paul Butterfield Blues Band, featuring the twin guitar sound of Michael Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop, the rhythm section of Sam Lay and Jerome Arnold and the keyboards of Mark Naftalin, added a rock edge to the Chicago blues, bringing an authenticity to its sound that struck a chord with the vast white rock audience and rejuvenated worldwide interest in the blues. The band's first LP, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band released on Elektra Records in 1965, was named “#11 Blues Album of All Time” by Downbeat.

The Creeper · James Cotton - One of my favorite Cotton songs!

Jelly Jelly Blues · James Cotton

V-8 Ford Blues · James Cotton

Turn on Your Lovelight · James Cotton

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Muddy Waters - Baby Please Don't Go

Joe Bonamassa - Shake For Me - Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks

Tedeschi Trucks Band - Statesboro Blues - performing at the 420 Festival in Atlanta with Brandon 'Taz' Niederauer on April 21, 2018.

Tedeschi Trucks Band - "Made Up Mind" Live in Vienne

Joe Bonamassa Official - "How Many More Years" - Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks

Joe Bonamassa Official – "All Aboard" – Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks

Joe Bonamassa Live Official - My Home Is On The Delta

Sunday, February 2, 2020

A Soing For Sunday - Rory Block - Be Ready When He Comes

Tedeschi Trucks Band w/Trey Anastasio & Doyle Bramhall ii 8/24/19 “Little Wing” at Lockn’

Johnny Winter - Killing Floor featuring Paul Nelson

Dust My Broom · Elmore James

Tony Then Jack · Jack DeJohnette · Larry Grenadier · John Medeski · John Scofield · Hudson

Joe Bonamassa & John Hiatt - "I Know A Place" - Beacon Theatre Live From New York

Joe Bonamassa Official with Beth Hart - "Sinners Prayer" from 'Live at the Beacon'