Thursday, June 26, 2008

Black Music Month

Hey, my friend AnnMarie (Rev Johnny) reminded me that it is Black Music Month. I am so late, as usual. She put up some Robert Johnson today. He was so ahead of his time. Where would the Stones or Eric Clapton be without RJ? I'm just saying.
I only have 4 days left in this month so RJ can get busy and represent.

Sweet Home Chicago

Eric Clapton has recorded most of Johnson's 29 songs. Here Clapton plays "Stones in My Passway" and talks about how difficult it is to recreate Johnson's playing. Believe me I know he's right. Robert Johnson was the transition to the modern blues. Muddy Waters followed as did electric bluesmen B.B. King and Jimi Hendrix.


Darius T. Williams said...

It's Black Music Month? Really, we have one of those? Where are the awareness teams for this one? I've never heard of such a thing - and the month is just about over.

Jackie said...

I didn't know either. Hallmark cards is falling down on the job. : )
Luckily I have have smart friends to tell me these things.

AnnMarie Kneebone said...

I can't take the credit for knowing. My friend, Harriet's Daughter, told me.
Rev Johnny