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4 Dec

When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You – Marvin Gaye

You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go – Bob Dylan

It Hurts Me Too (When Things Go Wrong) – Junior Wells

Love In Vain Blues – Robert Johnson

Got To Get You Off My Mind – Solomon Burke

You Don’t Miss Your Water – William Bell

It’s All Over Now – Valentinos

You Took It – Etta James

You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now – BB King

Pretend I never Happened – Willie Nelson


I Wish I Was in New Orleans

26 Apr

Photo by Derek Bridges used under Creative Commons License

Handa Wanda – Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolia Mardi Gras Indian Band

Check Your Bucket – Eddie Bo

Hey Pocky Way – The Meters

Blow Wind Blow – Dr. John

Just a Closer Walk With Thee – George Lewis

Boogie Woogie – Professor Longhair

I Shall Not Be Moved – Dirty Dozen Brass Band

On The Sunny Side of The Street – James Booker

Singin’ The Blues – Allen Toussaint

I Wish I Was In New Orleans – Tom Waits

Blues Brothers’ Crib Sheet

20 Sep

Under the direction of the soulless Paul Schaffer and with the help of original Stax session men Donald “Duck” Dunn, Steve Cropper, and Willie Hall the Blues Brothers played a mixed bag of cover tunes, always acknowledging their sources when played live. At their best, the Blues Brothers made you feel like you had been invited to a Saturday Night Live after party, exposing you to some great soul music and encouraging you to seek out the original tunes. At their worst, the Blues Brothers played coked-up obliterations of some truly great music. So, here are some of the originals, featured in Briefcase Full of Blues, and the soundtrack to their first movie.

I Can’t Turn You Loose-Otis Redding

Messin’ With the Kid-Junior Wells

Rubber Biscuit – The Chipps

Groove Me-King Floyd

Soul Man-Sam & Dave

Flip, Flop & Fly-Downchild Blues Band

Peter Gunn-Henry Mancini >

Shake Your Tailfeather-Bobby and James Purify

Sweet Home Chicago-Robert Johnson

Everybody Needs Somebody To Love-Solomon Burke

10 Songs For Valentines Day

13 Feb

Lying in shivasana at yoga this morning I had a few songs run through my head…

I Ain’t Got Nobody – Hound Dog Taylor

Just a Little Love – BB King

I’ve Been Lonely So Long – Freddy Knight

So Lonely (live ’79) – The Police

Nobody Loves Me But My Mother – BB King

Just a Gigolo – Thelonius Monk

I Want You to Want Me – The Holmes Brothers

Loose Lips – Kimya Dawson

Got My Mojo Working – Muddy Waters

Please Accept My Love – BB King