by Alex Fiato from Blues before Midnight at 11:36 AM on 2·16·2014

A little late in getting this posted for those who have inquired. Not necessarily in chronological order but last night’s show was another attempt at showing the synergy of modern American music as it evolved throughout the 20th. century. Jazz and Blues are joined at the hip and a spirited discussion continues as to which is the origin of the species. That both birthed and nurtured RnB and RnR, is irrefutable. February being Black History Month, it is appropriate to note that none of this music heard here would exist without the artistic and cultural contributions from the African Diaspora that originated the music and the people who, knowing its relevance, recorded and made it accessible to everyone. That accessibility, intoxicating rhythms and universal message of love and loss, hope and redemption, blur all lines of color.

Ahmad Jamal- Arabesque
Daine Schuur & The Caribbean Jazz Project- As
Arnett Cobb- Flying Home
Cootie Williams- Summit Ridge Drive
Benny Golson- Uptown Afterburn
Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings- When Hollywood goes Black and Tan.
Herb Ellis & Melvin Rhyne- Blues for Bennie
Ben Sidran- Back Nine
Brook Benton & Dinah Washington- A rockin good way
Mark Knofler- Got to have something
T-Bone Walker- I walked away; Life is too short; Welcome Blues
Albert Cummings- Blues makes me feel so good; Please
Chris Cain- A woman down in Texas
Robin Trower- 21st. century Blues
Buddy Moss- Chesterfield
Eric Gales- Just got paid
John Fogarty with The Fairfield Four- 110 in the shade

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