John Lee Hooker & Muddy Waters: I’ll never get out of these blues alive

MuddyWaters“Everything comes out in blues music: joy, pain, struggle. Blues is affirmation with absolute elegance. It’s about a man and a woman. So the pain and the struggle in the blues is the universal pain that comes from having your heart broken.” ~ Wynton Marsalis

I don’t remember the first time I heard the blues, it was likely via the reimagining of the blues through Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath in high school. When I started digging deeper and started learning about Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker, I was made a disciple of the blues. And since then, I haven’t looked back.

Of all the categories of music on this blog, the blues has the most posts. Of course there are a thousand blues men and women who I love and could post about, but going back to the basics of my blues obsession, I must feature those who started for me.

Here is Muddy Waters with Still A Fool about falling in love with a married woman:

Here is John Lee Hooker with I’llNever Get Out of These Blues Alive:

Muddy Waters I Just Want To Make Love To You:

John Lee Hooker with Bonnie Raitt I’m In The Mood:

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