Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Post Debate Recovery: Sunny Side of the Blues

I've selected versions of "The Sunny Side of the Street" that have videos--with this exception, because Roosevelt Sykes' version is unique.  It's the closest to a classic blues treatment from a legendary blues pianist and singer.  Roosevelt Sykes was a mainstay of the pre-electric Chicago blues scene, and then spent years in New Orleans.  This is a song from very early in his career--he started in the 1930s.  It's about a two and a half minute version, very tasty, so while there's no moving pictures to look at, there's something special to listen to.

Also, it seemed a blues version was most appropriate to aid recovery from the final 2016 presidential debate.

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