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Blues on My Mind

Julia B Simon

Discussion of blues music. Each episode analyzes one or two blues songs. Topics cover lyrics, musical structure, history and meaning of songs.

Recent Episodes

Kansas City Blues, Jump, Rock'n'Roll: Big Joe TurnerJune 20, 2019 Episode artwork Mean Women, Mean City: Lonnie Johnson's "Low Down St Louis Blues"June 08, 2019 Episode artwork Blues Places: Susan Tedeschi's "Friars Point"June 01, 2019 Episode artwork Jimmy Rogers' "Blue Bird": Happiness or DreadMay 24, 2019 Episode artwork Playful Ambiguity: Memphis Minnie's "Black Cat Blues"May 11, 2019 Episode artwork Powerful Restraint: Muddy Waters's "Howlin' Wolf"May 05, 2019 Episode artwork Boll Weevil as Real and Metaphorical Pest in Charley Patton's "Mississippi Boll Weevil Blues"April 27, 2019 Episode artwork Impotence and Menace: Howlin' Wolf's "Little Red Rooster"April 14, 2019 Episode artwork Woman as Milkcow: Robert Johnson's "Milkcow's Calf Blues"March 27, 2019 Episode artwork When a Monkey Isn't a Monkey: Tampa Red's "She Want to Sell My Monkey"March 16, 2019 Episode artwork Mules and Labor: Texas Alexander's "Levee Camp Moan Blues"March 09, 2019 Episode artwork Woman as Trickster: Muddy Waters' "Mean Red Spider"March 01, 2019 Episode artwork Wanting to Be "Stung": Memphis Minnie's "Bumble Bee"February 23, 2019 Episode artwork Frustration and Sublimated Anger, North and South: Muddy Waters' "I Can't Be Satisfied"February 17, 2019 Episode artwork Extended Sexual Innuendo: Robert Johnson's "Terraplane Blues" February 07, 2019 Episode artwork Veiled Threats: Debbie Davies' "I'm Not Cheatin' Yet"January 20, 2019 Episode artwork Women make (sexual) demands: Ida Cox, "One Hour Mama"January 12, 2019 Episode artwork Sexual innuendo and a touch of violence: Big Bill Broonzy's "I Feel So Good"January 05, 2019 Episode artwork Responding to Cheating with Humor: Albert King's "Laundromat Blues"December 28, 2018 Episode artwork Government "Relief": Kirk Fletcher's "Welfare Blues"December 23, 2018 Episode artwork Underneath the joy: Sonny Boy Williamson's "Bring It on Home"December 15, 2018 Episode artwork Faith in Justice: Bobby "Blue" Bland's "Farther Up the Road"December 07, 2018 Episode artwork Dream and Reality: Big Bill Broonzy's "Just a Dream (On My Mind)"November 29, 2018 Episode artwork Blues as defensive posturing: Muddy Waters's "I'm Ready"November 16, 2018 Episode artwork Blues as Hope, Anger, Revenge: Sonny Boy Williamson's "Springtime Blues"November 10, 2018 Episode artwork
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