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Category: blues

Thursday, July 12th

basement jukebox

Buddy Guy, “This Is the End,” 1959

 

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lagniappe

reading table

Butterfly
sleeping
on the temple bell.

—Yosa Buson, 1716-1784 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

Wednesday, July 11th

basement jukebox

Otis Rush, “All Your Love (I Miss Loving),” 1958

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Tuesday, July 10th

basement jukebox

Magic Sam, “All Your Love” (S. Maghett), 1957

 

Wednesday, June 27th

more

Robert Ward, “Your Love Is Real” (R. Ward)

Live (with Ry Cooder [guitar], Nick Lowe [bass], et al.), Mill Valley, Calif., 1991

 

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Recording, 1964

 

Tuesday, June 26th

timeless

Lonnie Johnson (vocals, guitar), “Another Night to Cry” (Sonny Boy Williamson II, introduction; Otis Spann, piano; Willie Dixon, bass; Fred Below, drums), live, Germany, 1963

 

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lagniappe

art beat

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill. (artist unknown)

Sunday, June 24th

when blues meets gospel

Robert Ward (1938-2008; vocals, guitar), “Lord Have Mercy on Me,” 1991

 

Friday, May 18th

basement jukebox

Pat Hare, “I’m Gonna Murder My Baby,” 1954

 

Saturday, April 28th

basement jukebox

Little Junior Parker, “Driving Wheel” (R. Sykes), 1961

 

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Here’s the original recording.

Roosevelt Sykes, “Driving Wheel Blues,” 1936

 

Tuesday, April 10th

basement jukebox

Sonny Boy Williamson II, “Help Me” (S. Williamson, W. Dixon, R. Bass), 1963

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, March 6th

timeless

Tommy Johnson (1896-1956), “Cool Drink of Water Blues,” 1928

 

(Taking a break—back in a while.)

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