Blue, Stormy, It’s Monday After All

From ‘Stormy Monday Blues for the Count’ to ‘Blue Monday’ , we have mixed 17 ‘Mostly Blues‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Monday‘. It has Buddy Guy, T-Bone Walker, Fats Domino, Etta James and many more.

IMAGE : rolling out the rain Photo by Darwin Bell

Call It Stormy Monday on Wikipedia: “Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad)” (also known as “Call It Stormy Monday” or just “Stormy Monday”) is a blues song written by T-Bone Walker and first recorded in 1947. Confusingly, it is also sometimes referred to as “Stormy Monday Blues”, although that is the title of a 1942 song by Earl Hines and Billy Eckstine. Walker titled his song as he did to avoid the name collision.

Stormy Monday Blues on Wikipedia : “Stormy Monday Blues” is a jazz song first recorded in 1942 by Earl Hines and His Orchestra with Billy Eckstine on vocals. The song was a hit, reaching number one in Billboard magazine’s “Harlem Hit Parade”, making it Hines’ only appearance in the charts

ReggaeCD.Com : Tito Simon is just one of the many aliases – and at once the best known – which Jamaica-born Keith Foster utilized during his enduring career. This maybe due to the fact that he didn’t limit his musical efforts to reggae music only,….

Little Milton : After recording a series of sides at Sun without great fanfare, Milton moved to East St. Louis Bobbin Records, where his recording career flourished. He also became Bobbin’s A&R chief and working partner to its owner, Bob Lyons. During this era, Milton signed such artists as Albert King and Fontella Bass to the label

William Clarke on BluesHarp : “Along with jazz saxophonists Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Gene Ammons, Lyne Hope, and Willis Jackson, the combination of listening and absorbing the grooves of tenor-sax-led organ trios had an everlasting effect on my direction in music. For my style, I incorporated the hardcore attitude and tone of the classic Chicago harmonica players along with the swinging and highly rhythmic grooves of the organ trios and to this I add my style and ideas, and you have the William Clarke sound.”

Bobby Bland on MySpace : The gospel underpinnings inherent to Bland’s powerhouse delivery were never more apparent than on the 1958 outing “Little Boy Blue,” a vocal tour de force that wrings every ounce of emotion out of the grinding ballad.

The University Press of Mississippi : Jimi Hendrix called Earl Hooker “the master of the wah-wah pedal.” Buddy Guy slept with one of Hooker’s slides beneath his pillow hoping to tap some of the elder bluesman’s power. And B. B. King has said repeatedly that, for his money, Hooker was the best guitar player he ever met.

T-Bone Walker on There : The great Blind Lemon Jefferson was a family friend, and T-Bone spent time as Lemon’s “lead boy,” guiding him and helping collect money when Lemon would play for change in saloons and in the street.

PLAYLIST : Kenny Burrell – Stormy Monday Blues for the Count (5.55) . Tito Simon – This Monday Morning Feeling (3.19) . Little Milton – Blue Monday (5.46) . Nancy Wilson – Call it Stormy Monday But Tuesday is Just as Bad (2.26) . William Clarke – Last Monday Morning (5.56) . Fats Domino – Blue Monday (2.26) . Mississippi John Hurt – Monday Morning Blues (3.58) . T-Bone Walker – Call It Stormy Monday But Tuesday Is Just As Bad (3.00) . Buddy Guy – Jam On a Monday Morning (2.47) . Bobby Bland – Stormy Monday (4.06) . Junior Wells – Stormy Monday Blues (4.24) . Jazz Crusaders – Blue Monday (8.47) . Etta James – Stormy Monday (5.06) . John Lee Hooker – Blue Monday (2.29) . Buddy Guy – Stormy Monday Blues (4.22) . Louis Armstrong – A Monday Date (3.13) . Earl Hooker – They Call It Stormy Monday (4.57) .


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