Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Blues

Update 1/22/11 - I found that this collection was fairly decimated by removed videos at YouTube. I've restored as many as possible and added a few new ones. Enjoy

Tonight I bring you a collection of The Blues, 60 songs to keep you going all night.
Starting with Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee on an old show titled Rainbow Quest hosted by Pete Seeger. Mississippi John Hurt also makes an appearance on the show.

From there we move to Chicago for some hits by the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Siegal Schwall Blues Band, also a number of Michael Bloomfield songs with Electric Flag and the Bloomfield, Kooper, Stills Supersession.

Next we hop the Atlantic, or fly over the pole if you wish, to England for the British take on things with Savoy Brown, Cream, Blind Faith, John Mayall and Jimmy Hendrix.

Finally we return stateside for some Johnny Winter and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

I've tried to find live versions as much as possible although a few only have slide shows but are worth it for the music. Obviously this is only a sampling of the many great blues performers out there. Enjoy!

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