Monday Morning Blues Motivational Playlist for 2018

Just a quick song list to kick off the year. Not strictly blues, I’ve decided to go with a list that inspires me and makes me want to get on with my dreams and schemes or at least get up and get in gear. So here goes. Hope you enjoy. And have a great 2018! Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More  The Allman Brothers Band 2. A Change Is Gonna Come  Sam Cooke 3. Imagine  John Lennon 4. Keep on Smilin’  Wet Willie   5. Lose Yourself  Eminem   6. Won’t…

A Monday Morning Blues Christmas Playlist

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Happy Hanukkah! Happy Solstice! Happy Kwanza! Whichever you prefer to celebrate is alright with me! And if you prefer to celebrate nothing, I say, “Celebrate life!” It’s short. So listen to some blues! Here’s this year’s playlist of Christmas blues, and because I celebrate Christmas, and I’m not aware of any blues songs about other winter celebrations (except for Adam Sandler’s Hanukkah Song, but it’s not really blues), this list is Christmas specific. But please feel free to add to it by dropping a comment below. Always…

Monday Morning Blues Songlist

  The Monday after a holiday seems to always be a drag. After indulging on turkey, pie and fixins, we wake up sluggish and dragging. Maybe it’s just me. But I am certainly moving at a slower pace than usual this morning.   So I thought I’d just share a bare bones Monday Morning Blues playlist of my favorite Monday Blues songs. I will take some liberties here, as some of these songs may not exactly fall into the genre of blues, but I hope you enjoy them anyway. Maybe…

Beth Hart: She Sure Can Sing

Beth Hart is my new blues obsession. Her voice is a burnt-honey gravel — the perfect sound for a good blues song. A couple of years ago, she was voted 20th best blues voice. (I’m not sure it shouldn’t be higher.) I found her by accident, just like all the best things in life are found. I was checking out the guitarist, Joe Bonamassa and there was this awesome woman singing with him and I was hooked. That big voice just screams the blues, and if you watch the video,…

Robert Johnson: Down at the Crossroads

I can’t think of a better subject on the eve of Halloween than Robert Johnson, the Mississippi blues guitarist who was said to have sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for learning to play guitar. It’s an old story. The myth that just won’t die. But how did this myth about a nefarious, midnight meeting at a Mississippi Crossroads between Johnson and Old Scratch that resulted in a contract, in which Johnson becomes a great guitar player and the Devil gets his soul, become the story that defined…