Happiness is Music: The Blues
I dabbled in things like Howlin’ Wolf, Cream and Led Zeppelin, but when I heard Son House and Robert Johnson, it blew my mind. It was something I’d been missing my whole life. That music made me discard everything else and just get down to the soul and honesty of the blues. ~ Jack White
The Little Red Rooster – from the London Sessions backed up by some decent musicians Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Bill Wymans and Charlie Watts.
The Death Letter Blues – one of his more well-known pieces, something about the way Son House moves is absolutely mesmerizing to me.
I got a problem from the album Frostbite, the link has the whole album and it’s a gem. This song was the trap door that once I opened dropped me full on into the blues, you’ll have to fast forward to 9:43 to hear I got a problem, but listen your way to it, it’s a great ride.
Stevie Ray Vaughan
I’ve said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts, but I never noticed. ~ BB King
Flooding Down in Texas – for me trying to pick one SRV song to post is like asking me to pick between moments of ecstasy. I picked this one because it’s classic blues form and I think it’s one of Stevie’s better singing jobs.