One of the most soulful and fundamental bluesmen of all time was the great “harp” player Sonny Boy Williamson. Here he is in a number where he just can’t come with that marginal dollar: “99.” I can’t speak for you, but this stuff just optimizes my cellular activity. Now, I’ve taken advantage of the holiday… Read more
…with Lou Rawls, of course, just like last year.
First, a bit more on the political economy of the midterms, over at PostEverything. Second, and much more importantly, two great musical entrees for your edification, funkification, and swingification. First, it was made clear to me that some of the youngsters where I work were unfamiliar with this funk classic from the man himself, James… Read more
The Beatles were, of course, many different things over the course of their life as a band. But at their core, they were always mates who just loved to rock out. That’s why I’ve always loved this version of One After 909. There was a lot of water under the bridge already and much more to… Read more
Could it be that I’ve never featured BB King in a musical interlude…unforgivable! Here’s the man gettin’ down to bizness with Lucille (that’s his guitar’s name) and here’s his great explanation as to why he sings the blues. Both of these are from an album–as in vinyl–that I got in 1969!…now get the hell off my… Read more