Blues Times Two For Monday Morning

Originally posted September 29, 2008

This is one of those Mondays when I’m not going to write much, so I’m resurrecting a category used only once before, I believe: Blues Monday.

First, here’s a fiery performance of “They Call It Stormy Monday” by B.B. King and Albert Collins. The track comes from King’s 1993 CD, Blues Summit, which brought King together with luminaries like Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Etta James, Koko Taylor, Irma Thomas and more.

Then comes “Monday Morning Blues” by folksinger Bill Morrissey from Songs of Mississippi John Hurt, Morrissey’s 1999 tribute to the long-dead Mississippi songster.

I’ll write tomorrow and offer a cover song that’s really not a cover, along with what – to me – is a fascinating original that’s not really an original.

B.B. King with Albert Collins – “They Call It Stormy Monday” [1993]

Bill Morrissey – “Monday Morning Blues” [1999]

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