Thursday, November 12, 2015

LBC post - Blues

This week's topic comes from Lin in Mainz Germany.

Blues Clues
The St Louis Blues
Memphis Blues
Mississippi Blues.
Blue Monday
Blue Bayou
My Blue Heaven
The Moody Blues
Blues from an Airplane
Suite Judy Blue Eyes
The Blues Magoos
The Blues Had a Baby and They Named It Rock and Roll

Now we're getting somewhere. The Blues gave birth to rock and roll. Kids in the UK listened to American bluesmen and women and fell in love with the songs. They repackaged the music and put their own spin on it and the British Invasion was on.  Legendary bluesman Big Joe Turner got it all going here in the USA.  Here are a few examples - sit back, relax and enjoy.


  1. Since I was expecting something like this, I am not at all surprised.

  2. ... and not a mention of old Blue Eyes!

  3. Great job, S-man. I was hoping you were gonna do this, so I left it to you. The BB king and co section particularly fascinated me. too bad they didn't really all sing longer. But also a teeny-tiny bit sexist. Bessie smith, ethel waters? His eye is on the Sparrow, in about the mid seventies is fabulous. Still, well worht a read. thanks.