Good Morning, Musicologists, and welcome to the BLUES WEEK GRAND FINALE here in The Mermaid Lounge. I could say we’ve saved the best for last, but it’s been a hell of a week and I’m not sure about that, so I won’t.
Here’s your Grand Finale line-up:
11:00 a.m. Album of The Week: Give It Up by Bonnie Raitt NEW!
Everyone knows Bonnie Raitt. My friend, George, and I used to hang out at Jonathan Swifts back in the day. We’d go there to see John Lincoln Wright & The Sourmash Boys, and Bonnie Raitt would sometimes be hanging in the corner just to the left of center stage in the audience. Sometimes she’d join them.
Give It Up is 23-year-old Bonnie Raitt singing the blues before her amazing crossover career exploded. But no matter what you hear coming from her, the blues are always in her DNA, and there’s no mistaking that amazing slide guitar.
3:00 p.m. In The Spotlight: The Music of B.B. King NEW!
I dunno what you say about B.B. King, so I won’t even try. He was a singer, songwriter, record producer who once stated:
“I wanted to connect my guitar to human emotions.”
Not only did he name his girl Lucille, but he did just what he wanted to do, developing his own style of blues soloing that influenced so many who came after him.
7:00 p.m. Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blues: Various Artists
Our own original playlist of the blues, old and new, to ring out this edition of BLUES WEEK. B.B. King, The Allman Brothers Band, Elmore James, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter, Marcia Ball, Robert Cray, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and many others! We think you’ll like it.
So, what is up with you people? Seriously? I guess you’d rather listen to the same shit over and over, endure endless DJ chatter, and be hit over the head with advertising, in addition to the inevitable credit card and personal info required. Sorry. We can’t help you there.