Today in Blues History
In 1896, Memphis blues and country blues guitarist and songwriter Dan Sane was born in Hernando, MS. He was an associate of Frank Stokes. According to the Allmusic journalist Jason Ankeny, "they had emerged among the most complementary duos in all of the blues, with Sane's flatpicking ideally embellished by Stokes' fluid rhythms." The best-known of the songs written by Sane are Downtown Blues and Mr. Crump Don't Like It.
Mr. Crump Don’t Like It: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g326DgRahxc&list=PL2eiexU_I6OqX7agqozASOuOQQY1HnqcD
Australian musician, singer-songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional film actor Nick Cave was born in Warracknabeal, Victoria, Australia in 1957. He is best known as the frontman of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Referred to as rock music's "Prince of Darkness," Cave's music is generally characterized by emotional intensity, a wide variety of influences, and lyrical obsessions with death, religion, love and violence. Cave formed Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in 1983, releasing its debut album the following year. Much of the band's early material was set in a mythic American Deep South, drawing on spirituals and Delta blues, while Cave's preoccupation with Old Testament notions of good versus evil culminated in what has been called his signature song, The Mercy Seat (1988). The 1996 album Murder Ballads featured Where the Wild Roses Grow, a duet with Kylie Minogue, Cave's most commercially successful single to date.
The Mercy Seat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ahr4KFl79WI
In 2004, U.P. Wilson died in Paris, France. Wilson, an African American electric blues guitarist and singer performed Texas blues. He recorded five albums for JSP Records, the first being Boogie Boy! The Texas Guitar Tornado Returns!, and was known for playing a style of deep Southern soul blues that was gospel inflected.
Slow Blues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL-ZdTaqhYc