Friday, February 13, 2009

Old School Friday: Everybody Loves The Blues!

Both of my grandmother's had a love for the blues. I remember weekends filled with the sounds of B. B., Bobby 'Blue' Bland and what seemed to be my paternal grandmother's favorite, Lou Rawl's "Tobacco Road". As a child I did not want to hear that mess, I wanted to hear the Miracles, Temptations and the Vandallas, but I digress. Over the years I have gained more knowledge and insight about the genre and yes, a love for the blues! Last week my player did not work correctly, but I am going to try it again. My selections this week are Bobby Bland, Little Willie John and a live performance by Buddy Guy and B. B. King. Enjoy!

This meme was developed by Marvalus View and Mrs. Grapevine

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1. Anyone can participate, any music genre

2. Old School is defined as music created before 1999

3. No offensive music allowed, please use the edited radio version

4. Post a video of your favorite songs to take us back down memory lane

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11 comments:

Hey Shae! said...

Love the song.. but what's up with the video? LOL

Happy OSF.

Keith said...

I gotta go with Shae on this one. I love all the choices, and I'm a huge Bobby Blue Bland fan, but that dancin' dude has gotta go...

PopArtDiva said...

That guy dances like a dork, boy, has he got some serious blues cojones, lol!

Now I want to go do a dancing video with Pixel. . . . she gets the serious blues when her food bowl is empty.

Thanks for a good laugh and some good music - ain't no love for that dancin' dude!

Vérité Parlant said...

Bobby Blue Bland was a favorite of one of my aunts. Everytime he came to town I think she was one of the first people in line here to get a ticket. Good choice.

The guy dancing, hmmm, ... LOL. Enjoyed the post.

my OSF post

MrsGrapevine said...

I was scared to press play when I saw the video, I was really trying to figure this one out. I know blame it on youtube...

I love this Bobby Blue Bland song, and I think it's a tie between BB King and Bobby Blue Bland today.

We should have a run off vote: The Thrill is Gone or Ain't No Love

MrsGrapevine said...

Oh snapped there is more, I was wondering why my computer kept playing music...

You give me fever, I love this song.

revvy rev said...

Don't listen to Shae, she's just messing with you. That dude - I barely even noticed :) The music is awesome! Bobby Blue Bland is superb, You Give Me Fever is a classic, great choices!

Regina said...

LOL! I watched this when I was looking for my video choices!

pjazzypar said...

Hey Shae, old dude looked like he was having fun!

Keith, I hear you :-)

Diva, I thought you might be able to use a laugh!


Thanks Verite Parlant.


Mrs. Grapevine, I enjoy Bobby and B. B. myself. I couldn't find my favorite one by Bobby entitled
"Yolanda". Yeah "Fever" is the jam.

Rev, I ain't thinking about Shae making fun of my "dancing man" LOL!

Regina, I thought it was hilarious. I was like, what does this dude know about the blues :-)

msladydeborah said...

It has been awhile since I have heard this particular song. Great choice!

Marvalus said...

That dude dancing to Ain't No Love has me tickled!

Great choices...