spinning with the blues (rj’s playlist)

Yeah, I know, the blues is hardly spin-worthy music.   But if you’re as tired of the typical work-out crap as I am, you might want to change it up at bit with some of these tunes (or better yet, pour yourself a draft, get out your latest cycling mag, set-up the playlist and chill).  And, in honour of Etta James (passed today), start with “At Last”. As an alternative, stream JazzRadio.com – blues (my happy place).

Blues artist’s names are just the coolest.  If we gave all the MIT Roadies a blues artist name, what would it be?  Jimmy “The Fatman” Go-nad?  Rob “The Hurler”?  “Gelpack” Shorty? “Studly” rj (editor’s priviledges…)?

Eli Cook Please, please
Cliff Eberhardt Fix your blues
Cliff Eberhardt 500 miles
Catfish Keith Jitterbug Swing
Catfish Keith Blues at midnight
James Cotton Deadline with the devil
Earl Thomas Git me some
Guy Davis Follow me down
Chris Thomas King Hard time killing floor
David Honeyboy Edwards Next time you see me
David Honeyboy Edwards Blues worry me all the time
Aguaturbia Blues on the Westside
Etta Baker Dew drop
James Cotton Country boy
Tommy McClennan Love with a feeling
Keb Mo Every morning
Kenny Wayne Shephard Chapel hill boogey
Big Walter Horton Blues harp shuffle
Paul Geremia Rising river blues
Bo Diddley The story of Bo Diddley
Sam Chatmon God don’t like ugly
Son House John the Revelator
Cab Calloway Minnie the Moocher
Paul Geremia Meet me in the bottom
Arthur Big Boy Crudup Look on yonder wall
Corey Harris Mama got worried
Eric Bibb Nobody’s fault but mine
Alvin Youngblood Hart Jinx blues
Big Bill Broonzy When things go wrong
Robert Lockwood Jr Stop break’n down blues
Tommy McClennan Shake it up and go
Alvin Youngblood Hart Big Mama’s door
Guy Davis Roll’n in my sweet baby’s arms

3 thoughts on “spinning with the blues (rj’s playlist)

  1. Pete “Laid-Back” Mac, “Tootie Fruity” Rudy, “Stompin–Stern” Werner, “Pallet Jack” Jac, “Harmonica” Hans, (could someone just stop me).

  2. You’ve got some great tunes and artists there, RJ. Regarding nicknames, I’m not sure about ‘GelPack Shorty’, though! Maybe ‘Six-Pack Shorty’! Ooops! Better wake up – dreaming again!
    I listen to all different types of music from Steppenwolf (yes, I’m that old!) to Eric Clapton, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, even Van Morrison or Jimi Hendrix. Anything to distract me from the pain!

  3. It’s nearly impossible to find knowledgeable people for this subject, however, you sound like you know what you’re talking about!

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