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Monday, November 23, 2009

Blues set

Here is a bunch of blues recordings I was listening to during the last week. The set kicks off with Blind Willie Johnson's "Dark was the Night, Cold was the Ground", one of the most beautiful recordings I ever heard. This song was included on the Voyager Golden Record that was shot into the space in 1977 to demonstrate possible other life forms our culture. We also have Chicago blues guitarist Hound Dog Taylor's awesome recording of "Sitting Home Alone" here that was featured during one scene in the video game "Driver 2 - Back on the Streets", among other recordings. Also listen to "Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning", very good guitar work by unknown amateur guitarist Bob Heaton. Have a great week everyone!

Download

1. Blind Willie Johnson - Dark was the Night, Cold was the Ground
2. Hound Dog Taylor - Down Home Special
3. Hound Dog Taylor - Kitchen Sink Boogie (live)
4. Bob Heaton - Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning
5. Hound Dog Tayl0r - Sitting Home Alone

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