Some Saturday Blues For Youse

I’ve been listening to a fair bit of Leadbelly and some other blues root stuff recently. I love rock and roll music and, given that much of it is simply reworked from the delta classics, I love this stuff too. Midnight Special in particular seems startlingly ahead of its time.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXhBVjoPvh0[/youtube]

Rock Island Line contains some striking rhythmic devices, as well as including many themes later found in rock and roll.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iJEVOUqepo[/youtube]

For guitar, I’m learning that Mississippi John Hurt is basically all you need to hear

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFW76et1GY8[/youtube]

From a different genre, Rebirth Jazz Band of New Orleans provide the music that opens the TV show Treme’s first episode. I Feel Like Funkin’ It Up should get anyone dancing

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DH6RyEaVIOo[/youtube]

4 thoughts on “Some Saturday Blues For Youse

  1. Funny this, I’ve been listening to a fair bit of delta blues myself recently, try Champion Jack Dupree – Blues from the gutter. Some classics on there, Junker blues.

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