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Birds, Banana, Joy, and Buddy Guy   1 comment

Joy — Image by kenne

Ode To Joy

Friedrich Schiller called Joy the spark of divinity
but she visits me on a regular basis,
and it doesn’t take much for her to appear—
the salt next to the pepper by the stove,
the garbage man ascending his station
on the back of the moving garbage truck,
or I’m just eating a banana
in the car and listening to Buddy Guy.

In other words, she seems down-to-earth,
like a girl getting off a bus with a suitcase
and no one’s there to meet her.
It’s a little after four in the afternoon,
one of the first warm days of spring.
She sits on her suitcase to wait
and slides on her sunglasses.
How do I know she’s listening to the birds?

— Billy Collins (In The Atlantic, November 2021)

You Give Me Fever   Leave a comment

LittleWillieJohnTheELittle Willie John — Google Image

In a previous posting, “Ending Up Down At Nick’s Cafe — Remembering Those Hot Sexy Nights,” Robbie Robertson says:

“Take a picture of this
The fields are empty, abandoned ’59 Chevy
Laying in the back seat listening to Little Willie John
Yeah, that’s when time stood still”

I’m old enough to remember listening to Little Willie John, and my dad my dad had a 1959 Chevy Impala two-door hardtop, but I was not so lucky to be laying in the back seat. 

If people recognize the song “Fever,” they are probably aware of Peggy Lee’s version. Take a listen to the original, then by one of favorite blues musicians, Buddy Guy.

kenne

Fever

You never know how much I love ya
Never know how much I care
When you put your arms around me
I get a feelin’ that’s so hard to bear
You give me fever

When you kiss me
Fever when you hold me tight
Fever (fever, burn through) in the mornin’
An’ fever all through the night

Listen to me, baby
Hear ev’ry word I say
No one could love you the way I do
‘Cause they don’t know how to love you my way
You give me fever

When you kiss me
Fever when you hold me tight
Fever (fever, burn through) in the mornin’
An’ fever all through the night

Bless my soul, I love you
Take this heart away
Take these arms I’ll never use
An’ just believe in what my lips have to say
You give me fever

When you kiss me
Fever when you hold me tight
Fever (fever, burn through) in the mornin’
Fever all through the night

Sun lights up the daytime
Moon lights up the night
My eyes light up when you call my name
‘Cause I know you’re gonna treat me right
You give me fever

When you kiss me
Fever when you hold me tight
Fever (fever, burn through) in the mornin’
An’ fever all through the night

Umm-mmm-mmm-mm-mmm-mm
Umm-umm-umm-um-um
Umm-mmm-mmm-mm-mmm-mm
Umm-umm-umm-um-um.
~

— Little Willie John

Fifty Years Of The Rolling Stones — Fifty Years Of Satisfaction!   1 comment

Tomorrow (July 12th) is the 50th anniversary of the great blues/rock ‘n roll British band, the Rolling Stones. For me, it was their more earthy, blues sound that won me over more than the other British band, The Beatles. Like so many young people of the 60’s, the very sexy song by Mick Jagger & Keith Richard “(I Can’t Get Not) Satisfaction,” was a reflection of my feeling.

Just a few days ago, The Rolling Stones placed this 1981 video on YouTube, “Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones – Baby Please Don’t Go – Live At Checkerboard Lounge,” where the band paid a visit to Buddy Guy’s club the Checkerboard Lounge to see the legendary bluesman perform.

Enjoy!

kenne

(Image source: Google Images)

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