Friday, August 17, 2012


Just to show you that not all blues music has to be blue, here's the master himself, B.B. King.

Then there's sort of a mixed blues.  Hard to tell whether this one is happy or sad.  From a long time back, Loudon Wainwright III.

Then there's a virtuoso performance by a great Texas blues shouter, Miss Janis Joplin.  I warn you . . some of you may not like this.  She is definitely over the top on this one.

And finally, one of my favorites - Miss Francine Reed - performing with the Lyle Lovett Large Band.  Wild Women Don't Get the Blues.

It kind of reminds me of the motto embroidered on a throw pillow in the office of Helen Gurley Brown at Cosmopolitan magazine - "Good girls go to Heaven, Bad girls go everywhere!"

Have a good weekend, folks.


Lowandslow said...

I'm a big fan of BB and Lucille, and of course Janis was huge when I was a "young man". ;)

"When I'm good, I'm very good. When I'm bad, I'm better." Mae West


Stephen Hayes said...

I love Alice Roosevelt's quote that she had embroidered on a pillow on a parlor couch: If you don't have anything good to say about anyone, come sit here by me!

Tom Cochrun said...

Great musical pics.
Bruce on the Loose would be rightly pleased.

Steve said...

Good stuff. I've seeb B.B. twice here in Germany before he stopped touring.