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Houston Blues Man   1 comment

sherman-robinson-dsc_0706-blogHouston Blues Man, Sherman Robinson — Image by kenne

The blues are the roots and the other musics are the fruits.
It’s better keeping the roots alive,
because it means better fruits from now on.
The blues are the roots of all American music.
As long as American music survives, so will the blues.

— Willie Dixon

Insanely — That’s The Blues By Any Other Name   2 comments


I went out to the insane asylum
And I found my baby out thereI said
“Please come back to me darlin
‘What in the world are you doin’ here?”
Then the little girl raised up her head
Tears was streamin’ down from her eyes
And these are the things
That the little girl said
“When your love has ceased to be(Lord have mercy)
There’s no other place for me(Mmm mmm)
If you don’t hold me in your arms(Oh child oh child)
I’d rather be here from now on”
“Some people have it halfway fare
Without your love I ain’t nowhere”
“Oh I can’t eat and I can’t sleep(Oh child oh child)
Lord I can’t even live in peace(Mmm mmm)
Please take me baby for your slave(Oh oh)
And save me from that early grave”
“Some people have it halfway fare
Without your love I ain’t nowhere”
And then sorrow struck my heart
Tears began to stream down from my eyes
The only woman that I ever loved in all my life
Out here in a place in a condition like this
And I began to thinkin’ about
What my mama told me when
I was a little boy
She told me when
I couldn’t help myself
To get down on my knees and pray
Then I fell down on my knees
And these are the words that I said
“Save me save me save me, babe
Save me save me save me, dear
Whoa, I don’t know just how I made it
But I’m so glad our love is here
But I’m so glad our love is here
But I’m so glad our love is here”
— Willie Dixon

Posted May 3, 2013 by kenneturner in Art, Information, Music, video

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The Blues are the roots. . .   Leave a comment

Willie Dixon once said, “The blues are the roots, everything else is the fruit.” That’s why we must keep nurishing the roots — it’s all about the roots! And speaking of the roots, here a great video with Koko Taylor, Keb’ Mo’ and some great visuals


Posted June 7, 2009 by kenneturner in Art, Blues

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Blues Lovers Everywhere are Sharing The Blues of Koko Taylor’s Death   1 comment

1061917401_f2a4da0c6cKoko Taylor

No matter how little your knowledge of the Blues may be, most think of BB King as the king of Blues, and the anointed queen, Koko Taylor. Growing up in the Chicago area during the 50’s and 60’s and frequently doing the night scene I may not have know much about the musicians I heard, but I knew I loved it. Whether correct or not, I tended to call the music, Jazz. Regardless of the genre, it’s truly all the Blues.  Again, back then I knew well the song, “Wing Dang Doodle, “ but little of the musicians.  It was all about living!

“Tell Automatic Slim, tell Razor Totin’ Jim
Tell Butcher Knife Totin’ Annie, tell Fast Talking Fanny
A we gonna pitch a ball, a down to that union hall
We gonna romp and tromp till midnight
We gonna fuss and fight till daylight
We gonna pitch a wing dang doodle all night long
All night long
All night long
All night long”

— lyrics by Willie Dixon

I have also enter a post on FOBulous

kenne . . . The genius of the Blues sleeps in everyone and demands an awakening.

(Photo by mr. vicarium — see blues photo set at )

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