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Tuesday’s Tunes #1

I stumbled across this nifty little widget at Playlist.com (Hat Tip to Amy Kane) and had a ball wandering through playlists and music. I figured I’d do the same (didn’t realize quite how time consuming this could be), and make a small blues list that ventures across genres… sounds oxymoronic, I know, but trust me – it works 😛

If you’re wondering why Classical Gas, a tune that resides solidly in the jazz apartment, it’s what drew me to guitar driven music in the first place. I lived in Morocco when I was younger, and my parents brought me to a Jazz Festival in Tangier that will remain burned into my consciousness for the rest of my life. I was privileged to see Dizzy Gillispie, Mason Williams (Classical Gas), B.B. King, and a host of others that played with local musicians. They played prepared works and thrilled us with some astonishing improvisational heaven! That’s why Classical Gas is on this blues listing… along with a little bluegrass…

If you have to ask why Crossroads appears twice, once by Clapton and once by Robert Johnson, well, shame on you 😉

Enjoy, I’ve a review to write 😀
Cheers All!


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  1. February 9th, 2010 at 19:02 | #1

    I’ve seen these playlists on a few blogs but I don’t need something new to take up more of my time, no matter how temping.

    Dismal
    .-= Nessa´s last blog ..Dismal =-.

  2. February 9th, 2010 at 19:12 | #2

    @Nessa Ahh, I make time simply because I’m a music junkie – loved the arts since I was a kid thanks to Mom and Dad and a great sixth grade teacher in Morocco – junkie enough that I think a good song, a good poem, a good painting, sculpture, etc., make life just a little more fun 😀

  3. Jeff
    February 9th, 2010 at 20:55 | #3

    John Mayer is my anti-matter. He reminds me of every dorm-room guitar player that tried to lure a chick with that one chord he knew. I know, I know, he’s ‘got skills,’ but I can’t get over wanting to punch him.

    And that Robert Johnson find is pure gold. I think I see what Tom Waits was trying to accomplish with his Mule CD after hearing that. Thanks for the playlist, Steve!

  4. February 10th, 2010 at 02:22 | #4

    @Jeff 👿 LOL, me too! Though there are several of his songs I like, I somehow can’t stand the little twerp! I’ve seen him in a few interviews and impromptu settings – he came off as a haughty jerk rather than a knowledgeable musician – which I’ve no doubt he is… like you said, “he’s got skills.” Still…

    I wish I’d of thought to put a Tom Waits tune in, as well as Stevie Vaughn, I couldn’t find any Blind Willie tunes – still lookin’ I think I’d like to try and put up a few songs now and again, it’s fun!

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