Archive for the ‘Blues’ Tag

Music Explosion   Leave a comment

music-explosion-bluetone-blog art.jpgMusic Explosion — Abstract Art by kenne

Pearl Cadillac, Gary Clark Jr. on the CD “This Land”

 

Double Bayou Blues   Leave a comment

Pete&John I-Edit-3-art-72Double Bayou Blues — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Strong winds blow
through bayou country
blues plays on.

— kenne

Music Explosion — Diunna Greenleaf   2 comments

Music Explosion bluetone Diunna blogMusic Explosion — Abstract Image of Diunna Greenleaf by kenne

Words filling the air
Expressing an enchanted
Anecdotal truth

— kenne

Diunna 2006-12-02-15 blogDiunna Greenleaf (CD Party, December 2006)
— Image by kenne

 

The People Know, It’s Winter In America and I’m Looking for Some Rain   Leave a comment

ct-gil-scott-heron01-art-blogGill Scott-Heron — Grunge Art by kenne

Gil Scott-Heron was a soul and jazz poet, musician, and author known as one of the most important progenitors of rap music,  aggressive, no-nonsense street poetry that inspired a legion of intelligent rappers. He has been called ‘the black Bob Dylan.’

WINTER IN AMERICA

From the Indians who welcomed the pilgrims
And to the buffalo who once ruled the plains
Like the vultures circling beneath the dark clouds
Looking for the rain
Looking for the rain

Just like the cities staggered on the coastline
Living in a nation that just can’t stand much more
Like the forest buried beneath the highway
Never had a chance to grow
Never had a chance to grow

And now it’s winter
Winter in America
Yes and all of the healers have been killed
Or sent away, yeah
But the people know, the people know
It’s winter
Winter in America
And ain’t nobody fighting
‘Cause nobody knows what to save
Save your soul, Lord knows
From Winter in America

The Constitution
A noble piece of paper
With free society
Struggled but it died in vain
And now Democracy is ragtime on the corner
Hoping for some rain
Looks like it’s hoping
Hoping for some rain

And I see the robins
Perched in barren treetops
Watching last-ditch racists marching across the floor
But just like the peace sign that vanished in our dreams
Never had a chance to grow
Never had a chance to grow

And now it’s winter
It’s winter in America
And all of the healers have been killed
Or been betrayed
Yeah, but the people know, people know
It’s winter, Lord knows
It’s winter in America
And ain’t nobody fighting
‘Cause nobody knows what to save
Save your souls
From Winter in America

And now it’s winter
Winter in America
And all of the healers done been killed or sent away
Yeah, and the people know, people know
It’s winter
Winter in America
And ain’t nobody fighting
‘Cause nobody knows what to save
And ain’t nobody fighting
Cause nobody knows, nobody knows
And ain’t nobody fighting
‘Cause nobody knows what to save

— Gill Scott-Heron

If you are interested in some great music, damn good poetry and a little history of this nation, check out the video — it’s all about holding on to your dreams.

Honky Tonk Angels   Leave a comment

Houston Blues FinalsHonky Tonk Angels — Computer Art by kenne

“The Empathic Civilization is emerging. A younger generation is fast extending its empathic embrace beyond religious affiliations and national identification to include the whole of humanity and the vast project of life that envelops the Earth.”

– Jeremy Rifkin

 

Los Lobos In Tucson Photo Essay   Leave a comment

Los Lobos At Reid Park In Tucson, Arizona (October 16, 2016) — Images by kenne
(Click on any of the images for a larger view in a slideshow format.)

Jimmy “T99” Nelson At Houston’s Rhythm Room   Leave a comment

T-99 Nelson (1 of 1) grunge art blog IIJimmy “T99” Nelson At Houston’s Rhythm Room On Washington Street (September 13, 2003) — Computer Art by kenne

Jimmy “T99” Nelson (April 7, 1919 – July 29, 2007) was an American jump blues and rhythm and blues shouter and songwriter. With a recording career that spanned over 50 years, Jimmy “T99” Nelson became a distinguished elder statesman of American music. His best known recordings are “T-99 Blues” and “Meet Me With Your Black Dress On”. Nelson notably worked with Duke Robillard and Otis Grand.
— Source: Wikipedia

Another Music Sunday — ROY BUCHANAN   3 comments

Roy Buchanan may not be as well known as many great guitarist, but he’s the best, passing away young in the late 1980’s. Thanks to Youtube we are able to experience his love affair with the guitar — some of the best blues music ever created.

He may not have the classic rock voice of Jimi Hendrix, but he sure can out play him — you be the judge.

kenne

 

Posted December 6, 2015 by kenneturner in Information, Music

Tagged with , ,

Houston’s Trudy Lynn   1 comment

Houston’s Trudy Lynn (October 24, 2002) — Image by kenne

This image of blues musician Trudy Lynn was taken at Fotofest 2002 in Houston’s warehouse district. This exhibit was of blues musicians (note image of Bonnie Raitt on the wall behind Trudy) and on this evening many of Houston’s blues greats were entertaining.

— kenne

Guitar Love   2 comments

Guitar Neon (1 of 1)-2 blog“Guitar Love” — Image by kenne

Guitar Love

On a clear desert night
bright stars showcase
the sky above —
empty martini glass,
the Bose sound
of SRV guitar licks
penetrates the night air,
watching
Live at Montreux ’85 video
on my MacBook Air.

— kenne

StevieRay art II SRV“SRV” Image by kenne

You know,
there is something I’ve learned,
all we have,
ever,
is to give each other our love —
if we forget that
we lose everything we’ve got.

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Shadows At The Backdoor   Leave a comment

The Room (1 of 1)Houndgog & T99 blog“Shadows at the Backdoor”  (09/13/03) — Image by kenne

Blues Legend, Jimmy “T99” Nelson is shadowed by James “Blues Hound” Nagel and Smokin’ Joe Montes
off-stage at the back entrance of the old Washington Street Rhythm Room.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJimmy “T99” Nelson (10/01/01) — Image by kenne

 

Corner Pub Still Life   4 comments

Emily's Birthday Party 2008-35_edit framed blogCorner Pub Still Life (2008)– Image by kenne

The secret of a good old age is simply an honorable pact with solitude.”
. . . from One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

%d bloggers like this: