Throughout each decade music has evolved from eachother. After time music became more divided by stereotypes, even though each genre reflects the same pieces. In my opinion, i love every genre, but not every song. So, what does create a good song? The rhythm, talent, emotion? Well, there is no right or wrong but when a song gives you a certain feeling, that means it’s definitely something else. Music preference is different from everyone’s perspective but in reality it’s simply a state of mind. Here are a few tunes that are worth listening too… but the list goes on and on! There’s no place for vanity when you express raw talent.
Etta James – I’d Rather Be Blind (Live At Montreux, 1975)
Etta James was one of the most respected performers of her generation. In a career stretching over 60 years she was inducted into the Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame and the Blues Hall Of Fame, won 3 Grammys and received many more nominations and was named Female Blues Artist Of The Year on no less than 14 occasions. Etta James passed away in January 2012 from a long illness. She manages to break your heart and mend it all in the same instance.
Janis Joplin – Little Girl Blue (This Is Tom Jones, 1969)
Janis Joplin was one of blues most talented singers. Janis Joplin had a stage presence that was “electric” according to her fans and critics. She joined various bands and eventually started her solo career in the late 60’s before she passed away on October 4th, 1970. She overdosed accidentally on heroine and alcohol was found in her system as well. To this day, (more than 45 years later) she hasn’t been forgotten and won’t ever be forgotten in the history of blues music. Janis Joplin claimed to “make love” with the audience because of the connection she would have from her soul to the music.
BB King – How Blue Can You Get (Live, 1973)
Riley B. King, known as B.B. King, was an American blues singer, electric guitarist, songwriter, and record producer. His sophisticated style of soloing was based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato. Which influenced blues music artists extremely. B.B King later went on to product a number of records and collaborations with some of musics most talented! His music can take you to a place that words can’t describe.
Little Richard + Tom Jones – Rock n Roll Medley (Live, 1969)