My last Friday Fun post at the old home was a list of five hard rock songs that I really love. I enjoyed doing that list so much, I thought I’d do it again this time, but with a focus on the blues.

  • I’m a Criminal by Paul Reddick + The Sidemen. This song totally blew me away the first time I heard it and it will totally blow you away too.
  • How Blue Can You Get by BB King. BB King was the very first blues artist I got into. My father was a huge Johnny Carson fan when I was growing up and I often used to stay up with him and watch The Tonight Show. And Carson loved blues and jazz music and very often had musical guests from those genres. Well, BB King was the one that really made an impression on me and he’s always been one of my absolute favourite artists. I’ve seen him in concert probably 5 or 8 times.
  • The Forty Four by Eric Clapton. 44 Blues is a great song, one of my favourite blues songs of all time. I did actually hear it first at an Eric Clapton concert, so this is a representative taste of how I discovered the song.
  • Damn Right I’ve Got The Blues by Buddy Guy. No special stories for Buddy Guy, but I love this song.
  • Caline de blues by Offenbach. Offenbach were one of the definitive French Canadian blues rock bands and this song is probably their best. BTW, this is a much better version of the song, probably the definitive version. It was recorded with Vic Vogel and his Big Band for the En Fusion live album Vogel and Offenbach did together. Unfortunately, there’s no real video footage of that version.

Next time, Canadian music!

Comments

  1. #1 rob
    May 22, 2009

    i agree about “Neon Nights” from your hard rock post. it is a good song off The Mob Rules. Dio was okay, but i like the Ozzy incarnation of Sabbath better.

  2. #2 Rick Schauer
    May 23, 2009

    Thanks for the tunes…very enjoyable. Do you like any jazz…next Friday?

  3. #3 John Dupuis
    May 25, 2009

    Rob, Overall I’m like the Ozzy & Dio Sabbath incarnations about the same.

    Rick, I’m not sure if I’ll do a totally jazz version of the post as I’m not as big a fan as blues or rock. However, I’ll probably do one around the edges of jazz, where I can pick up Joe Williams, Tony Bennett and others like that. I also might take a break from the music-oriented posts, but we’ll see. Either way, the next music one will be all Canadian music for sure.

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