Monday, February 27, 2017

BLUE MONDAY


“Have the blues before sunrise, with the tears standing in my eyes.” “Don’t never lose your temper when you’ve been drinking booze.” These two verses bookend Robert Nighthawk’s blues poetry extraordinaire and set the stage for this month’s Blue Monday offerings. We’ve got 12 dynamic records from all the genres coalescing in one grand celebration of resistance to the hardships of existence. If that sounds like poetry to your ears, stay with us as we mine the depths of experience and innocence as embodied in “the blues what am.” 
—“Little” Melvin Cowznofski, staff writer and series compilation     


Robert Nighthawk • Blues Before Sunrise • 1964

LP cover: American Music

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