This week Lisa chose “Overcome” as our theme. This topic transitions beautifully from last week’s “All Guitar”. I would like to explore the Mississippi Delta blues further, since that genre of music was born from overcoming the sadness & misery of slavery, prejudice, discrimination, hatred, bigotry, injustice, cruelty and segregation of that era.
Walking Blues – SON HOUSE (1941)
Preachin’ Blues – Son House
Son House – Mississippi County Farm Blues
Fallin’ Down Blues – ROBERT WILKINS
Mississippi Fred McDowell – Shake ‘Em On Down
Mississippi Fred McDowell – Goin Down to the River
BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON – Trouble will soon be over (1927)
Blind Willie Johnson – The Soul Of A Man
Blind Willie Johnson – Dark was the night
BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON – NOBODY’S FAULT BUT MINE
My Black Mama – SON HOUSE (1930)
SON HOUSE W/ BUDDY GUY – MY BLACK MAMA – LIVE 1968
“Once Upon a Dream” is a song based on Tchaikovsky’s homonymous ballet “The Sleeping Beauty”, more specifically the piece “Grande valse villageoise (a.k.a. The Garland Waltz)”, that was written in 1959 for the animated musical fantasy film Sleeping Beauty produced by Walt Disney and based on La Belle au bois dormant by Charles Perrault and based also on Little Briar Rose by The Brothers Grimm. It’s the theme of Princess Aurora and Prince Philip and was performed by a Chorus as an overture and third-reprise finale. Mary Costa and Bill Shirley, who were cast in the roles of Princess Aurora and Prince Philip, performed the song as a duet. American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey released a cover version of the song “Once Upon a Dream” in 2014. It was recorded for the 2014 dark fantasy film Maleficent.
Lana del Rey – Once upon a dream
Thx for listening! 🙂
This is so good, Maddie. I’ll be listening in the bed this evening while the family is at the beach. ❤
Take care of yourself Lisa, feel better soon. You know, if you really feel the blues, it’ll transform you. Aye, as a pirate you can overcome anything! Much love ❤
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Blue, blue, blues + Lana 🙂
Yup, there’s much to overcome, mustn’t forget the past as we create the future.
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