MONDAY BLUES (04.25.11)

The master of the blues, Mr. B.B. King, here performing “Sweet Little Angel” from his legendary 1965 album “Live at the Regal” (recorded on November 21, 1964 at the Regal Theater in Chicago).  The crowd makes this one of the most enduring blues albums of all time.

The video has restricted playback, but click HERE and you can listen for yourself.

Monday Blues (04.04.11)

I don’t have the words to say what needs to be said about Son House (c. 1902-1988, Mississippi). Fortunate for us, he does just fine on his own.

Here is the master performing “Downhearted Blues,” sometime near the end of his performance career in the early 1970s.

Monday Blues (02.07.11)

Blues god Albert King (Mississippi, 1923-1992) and the prophet Stevie Ray Vaughan (Texas, 1954-1990) performing King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign” in 1983. (King made the tune famous, but it was penned by William Bell and Booker T. Jones.)