There are some videos I watch every day. I will post one of these each day for the next week in the hope our readers will find them as poetically inspired and inspiring as I do.
Growing up in Chicago I remember one blazing hot summer day walking past a bar and hearing Marty Robbins singing "Don't Worry 'Bout Me" on the jukebox. That was the white country sound favored by Chicago newcomers from Kentucky. As kids on the North Side we weren't too aware of the great black bluesmen in the other part of town who had come up from Mississippi. Junior Kimbrough was one generation younger than those guys -- he died only a few years ago -- and he never left Mississippi for Chicago. His sound was hypnotic reggae-like, so different from virtuosos like Muddy Waters (who preferred to be called by his real name "McKinley.") This is such a great clip, filmed at Junior Kimbrough's roadhouse in north Mississippi. Another great player, RL Burnside, is present enjoying the music. I will post a clip of him soon. All these guys were part of a lineage that was brought to light by Fat Possum records about ten years ago. These amazing and powerful artists are gone now.