1908, blues pioneer Charley Patton wrote a song called “Mississippi Bo Weavil Blues” and recorded it in July 1929 (as “The Masked Marvel”) for Paramount Records.
My Christmas Gift to you all.
Buddy Guy performing First Time I Met The Blues, with David Myers, bass, from the movie Chicago Blues, in 1970.
Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac “Oh Well” BBC’s Monster Music Mash 1969
This is a fundamental proto rock, young guitar players all over the world wanted to emulate this for decades.
“Ramblin’ on My Mind” performed by Lucinda Williams, from her first recording,’Ramblin’.
Dr. Cornel West - Blues for Smoke - MOCA U - MOCAtv
Part of the Blues for Smoke Show @ The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles:
Blues for Smoke is an exhibition that explores contemporary art, music, literature, and film through the lens of the blues and ‘blues aesthetics.’
McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913 – April 30, 1983)
known as Muddy Waters
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Muddy Waters “Mannish Boy” (3:50)
(Electric Mud - Recorded in May, 1968 at Ter Mar Studios, Chicago, Illinois)
R.L. Burnide—Jumper Hanging On The Line
*Good Friday to you people
Today In History
‘Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton was born today December 11, 1926. She was a blues singer who was the first to record the hit song “Hound Dong” in 1953. It was recorded in South Los Angeles.Three years later, Elvis Presley recorded his version. In a similar occurrence, she wrote and recorded “Ball ‘n’ Chain,” which became a hit. Janis Joplin later recorded “Ball and Chain,” and was a huge success in the late 1960s.’
(photo: Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton)
- CARTER Magazine
Blues guitar wizard, Hubert Sumlin, provided the sonic backdrop to Howlin’ Wolf’s growling vocals on many of the latter’s most iconic recordings, including “Smokestack Lightnin’.” Sumlin passed away this past weekend at 80 years old.
Son House - Grinnin’ in Your Face
Howlin’ Wolf - Smokestack Lightin’