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Inspired by Abigail's Folk Rock thread, I thought I'd start a Blues Club to showcase and enjoy everything Blues Music. Be it original Robert Johnson to the hard electric of Led Zeppelin to modern Blues artists like Robert Cray and Beth Hart, the Blues are played and talked about in this smoky basement venue (this Blues Club itself is an ode to the Highway 99 Blues Club in Seattle which had to unfortunately close do to the dismantling of the U.S. 99 viaduct after it was rerouted through a tunnel.). So if you are a fan of Blues music, feelfree to share your favourites!

A few of mine are linked above, and first up on stage is this fine collection of restored recording from the 20's, 30's and 40's....

Billie holiday,Bessie Smith, muddy waters and the king of the blues Robert Johnson.
Yes! All grand Blues artists!

Billie Holiday
Bessie Smith
Muddy Waters
Robert Johnson


...and if you thought Jimi Hendrix owned it doing the song 'Hey Joe',
I say listen to Otis Taylor's cut. This vid has a lot of vintage photos in it as well.

I love this exchange between Buddy Guy and Samantha Fish back in June! Buddy is looking good for his age!

Play some Etta James.
We have Etta James in the house tonight! 'Get Down!'

Digging way back here. Robert Johnson is fairly well known. His recording sessions went over a day or two in the 1930's and the wire recorders did a great job of capturing and preserving the legend.

But there were other bluesmen recorded before Robert. Check these two recordings out from the 1920's! They were recorded direct to disk so the sound quality is about what was normal for the day.



This one is for you Lakota!


Now something a bit newer that really is the blues... Love Lightning Hopkins voice and guitar playing!

Dunedain-Ranger wrote:
Digging way back here. Robert Johnson is fairly well known. His recording sessions went over a day or two in the 1930's and the wire recorders did a great job of capturing and preserving the legend.

But there were other bluesmen recorded before Robert. Check these two recordings out from the 1920's! They were recorded direct to disk so the sound quality is about what was normal for the day.



This one is for you Lakota!


Now something a bit newer that really is the blues... Love Lightning Hopkins voice and guitar playing!

Ma Rainey got it right
Darrell Sanders (played anonymously)

I've been meaning to post here for weeks but was stuck on mobile. Links are a pain.

Anyways! These are modern and have a sort of alternative-blues vibe, but I figured I'd toss 'em here regardless.


That last note 👌


Justin Johnson is guitarist who does amazing swamp/delta blues instrumentals. He plays shovels, oil cans, porch swings-- basically anything that can have strings slapped onto it. Saw a video where he was playing at a bar and people tossed him random objects to use as slides and he killed it. I'm a big fan.




And I was raised on Jimi Hendrix, so. Catfish Blues.

I saw this song on Rage last night and said I needed to put it in the 'Blues Club'!

C.W. Stoneking - Jungle Blues
It's Electric Blues night at the Blues Club!

If you ever get a chance to see Beth Hart live, do it! You won't be disappointed!




I know this is a cover of a Blind Faith song but I thought it was really well done....

And now it's funkytown here at the Blues Club. Love me some O'Jays and Issac Hayes!





Yeah... Rhythm n Blues baby!
Listening to some blues-based Brit rock from the sixties 'British Invasion'. One of the more underrated bands of that wave that carried the Beatles and Rolling Stones to the USA is The Animals....



Steve and Aylssa's song...



They never made it, and in time it was only a vague memory.
I love this early TV clip of The Rolling Stones..... they have been together for 18 months... The fact this video tape survived is amazing as the 2" video tape reels were expensive and were commonly re-used. Somebody had the foresight of archiving this one!

Today in the Blues Club we have the Jeff Beck band with special guest Imogen Heap on vocals.... so beautiful!

This deep tribute to Buddy Guy is quite awesome! If a chance to see Beth Hart live comes your way, be sure to treat yourself to the experience!

I remember George playing a free concert at Seattle Center this same year.... he wouldn't quit playing and the venue finally shut down power on him around midnight.

Getting back to some deeper blues....

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