Blues

Song Of The Day – John Hiatt – “Cry Love”

English: John Hiatt performing at South by Sou...

English: John Hiatt performing at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2010. Photo by Ron Baker. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Thought I’d drop in with a song.  Summer hit Calgary, had to push away.  Heard this on CBC the other day.  Classic John Hiatt, but then what isn’t.

 

 

Random Songs From My Phone – Stevie Ray Vaughn – Little Wing

English: Stevie Ray Vaughan Photograph © Scott...

English: Stevie Ray Vaughan Photograph © Scott Newton Weselex Depository Rights Reserved. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Good evening all.  Lots happened in the last month, and I’ll expand on that all over the next few days.  In the meantime, I just needed to drop in and let you know I am still kicking.  That trip to Alaska in a short while is going to be very therapeutic.  My song of the day is a random shuffle off my phone and boy, did I hit  it big time.  Love this song  Little Wing, the classic Hendrix tune as interpreted by one the great Texas blues-men of all time, Stevie ray Vaughn.  As an added bonus, I have added a Jimi Hendrix and John Mayer renditions of the tune. Enjoy, and we shall talk soon.

Stevie Ray Vaughn‘s cover

John Mayer’s cover

And the original

Song Of The Day – Jimmie Vaughn – “Dirty Girl”

Jimmie Vaughan performing at the Crossroads Gu...

Jimmie Vaughan performing at the Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

So tell me, what do you do when you are driving 1100 km, over 2 days, in the rain and in the car for 14 hours.  If you’re me, you hit the radio and look for songs to Shazam for your blog.  I think I found some.  The first road tune I heard was a classic blues tune by former Fabulous Thunderbird, Jimmie Vaughn.  The song. “Dirty Girl”.  One of the Texas roadhouse blues guitar players that were spawned in the 70′s, Jimmy is a great player, very great.  Seems to run in the Vaughn family.

 

 

Random Songs From My Phone – The Commitments – “Mustang Sally”

The Commitments (film)

The Commitments (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

I am adding a new feature to my Song Of The Day category.  I hit random on my iPhone and whatever song pops up is my Song Of The Day.  This feature joins my current group consisting of “Remembering”, “Canada’s Best Music”, “Let’s Explore The Blues” (which I’m resurrecting) and the “Song Of The Day” (which makes up everything else).

 

I couldn’t have chosen a better song to start this series.  The Commitments, filmed in 1991, follows the forming of a soul group in Dublin, Ireland.  It is unique in that the actors were chosen for their musical talent and not their acting ability.  Kind of like the Blues Brothers in that respect.  The result, a terrific movie and an absolutely great soundtrack.  The song that popped up was the Mack Rice classic, “Mustang Sally“.  The song has had a great life, being recorded by Wilson Pickett, Buddy Guy, The Rascals, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and many others.