Part of the fun in learning the harp has been getting in deep with the blues masters. I’ve been listening to everything I can get my paws on, and the raw emotion in so many of these old blues recordings is like nothing else. So for this “Weekend Beats” I thought I’d share with you a playlist of some of the songs I’ve been digging. You can get them all on iTunes, but please enjoy a tremendous sample of the legendary Big Mama here. Now listen to yer Mama and send that lazy little red rooster on home, it’s time for the weekend!Sad Hours – Little Walter, The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection
Black Rat Swing – Bowling John Greene & Phil Wiggins, Living Country Blues USA Vol 1.
Sloppy Drunk Blues – Sonny Boy Williamson, Bad Luck Blues
How Blue Can You Get – BB King, Live at the Regal
Little Red Rooster – Big Mama Thornton, Best of the Blues, Live in NY
You Don’t Love Me (You Don’t Care) – Bo Diddley, Chess 50th Anniversary Collection
Chitlin Con Carne – Junior Wells & Buddy Guy, Hoodoo Man Blues
Off the Wall – The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, What’s Shakin’
Good Morning Lil Schoolgirl – Sonny Boy Williamson, Bad Luck Blues
Little Rain – Jimmy Reed, The Very Best of Jimmy Reed
Baby Please Don’t Go (Live) – Muddy Waters, Fathers and Sons
Trouble in Mind – Big Walter Horton with Carey Bell
Got My Mojo Working – Muddy Waters, All Night Long Muddy Waters Live!