Happy Birthday Bluesday

Since today is B. B. King’s 89th birthday, here’s a YouTube clip of his song Happy Birthday Blues from the 1979 album Take It Home. And just because, here he is performing on his 85th birthday at the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival in September of 2010. The B. B. King/Eric Clapton collaboration Riding with […] Continue Reading»

The Bluesday Brothers

Thanks to Saturday Night Live and the comedy genius of both Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, my awareness of the blues increased with the release of the movie “The Blues Brothers” in 1980. While Jake and Elwood were on a mission from God to save the orphanage where they were raised, Belushi and Aykroyd were […] Continue Reading»