Feel like getting lost?
Navpične misli (Vertical Thoughts), Karmina Šilec (original idea and music direction), !KEBATAOLA! (performers), Morton Feldman (music: Three Voices, excerpts; MCOTD Hall of Fame), 2010
New Year’s morning—
everything is in blossom!
I feel about average.
—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)
Blind Lemon Jefferson, “Christmas Eve Blues,” 1928
Victoria Spivey (with Lonnie Johnson, guitar), “Christmas Morning Blues,” 1928
Bessie Smith (with Joe Smith, cornet; Charlie Green, trombone; Fletcher Henderson, piano), “At the Christmas Ball,” 1925
Leroy Carr, “Christmas In Jail—Ain’t That A Pain,” 1929
Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers (feat. Charles Brown, vocals, keyboards), “Merry Christmas, Baby,” 1947
Lowell Fulson, “Lonesome Christmas (I & II),” 1950
Sonny Boy Williamson II, “Sonny Boy’s Christmas Blues,” 1951
John Lee Hooker, “Blues For Christmas,” 1959