The Best Songs: Fixin’ To Die Blues by Bukka White aka Booker T Washington

The Best Songs: Fixin’ To Die Blues by Bukka White aka Booker T Washington “Fixin’ to Die” is song by American blues musician Bukka White. It is performed in the Delta blues style with White’s vocal and guitar accompanied by washboard rhythm. White recorded it in Chicago on May 8, 1940, for record producer Lester Melrose. The song was written …

Bob Dylan – Top 200 songs

  Well, I just drifted into it, you know. I started singing, writing my own songs some place or somewhere. I always kinda written my own songs but I never really would play them. Nobody played their own songs; the only person that I ever heard do that was Woody Guthrie. And then one day I just wrote a song, and it was …

The Best Songs: Just a Closer Walk With Thee

Just a Closer Walk with Thee is a traditional gospel song that has been covered by many artists. Performed as either an instrumental or vocal, “A Closer Walk” is perhaps the most frequently played number in the hymn and dirge section of traditional New Orleans jazz funerals. Rebirth Brass Band – A Closer Walk With Thee: The ‘jazz funeral’ starts …

The Best Songs: Lord, I just can’t keep from crying sometimes by Blind Willie Johnson

The Best Songs: Lord, I just can’t keep from crying sometimes by Blind Willie Johnson Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong, Bach, Beethoven and Blind Willie Johnson was included on the golden record that was sent into deep space in 1977 as part of the Voyager missions. What potential alien life forms might make of Johnson humming along to his slide guitar …

The Best Songs: Come on in my kitchen by Robert Johnson

Illustration by Robert Crumb If I hadn’t heard the Robert Johnson record when I did, there probably would have been hundreds of lines of mine that would have been shut down—that I wouldn’t have felt free enough or upraised enough to write. — Bob Dylan Chronicles: Volume One Wikipedia: “Come On in My Kitchen” is a blues song by Robert Johnson. Johnson recorded the …

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