Today in Blues History
In 1959, Deanna Bogart was born in Washington, DC. Aside from being a blues singer, she is also a pianist and saxophone player. She started her career with the ensemble Cowboy Jazz before joining the cult rock party band, Root Boy Slim. She started her solo career in the early 1990’s and has since released ten albums.
Fine By Me Good Bayou: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju5xZITzkX0
In 1969, Joshua Daniel White, better known as Josh White died in Manhassat, NY. A multi-talented man, White was a singer, guitarist, songwriter, actor, and civil rights activist. As a musician, he recorded under the names Pinewood Tom and Tippy Barton in the 1930s. His early career focused on Piedmont blues, country blues, gospel music and social protest songs, but after moving to New York in 1931, his repertoire grew to include urban blues, jazz, traditional folk songs and he was in demand as an actor on Broadway and in film.
St. James Infirmary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etLLwxZ8gbU
In 1977, the Voyager Spacecraft was launched as a possible way to connect with species beyond Earth. Aside from sounds from nature and classical music, recordings of Chuck Berry’s Johnny B. Goode and Blind Willie Johnson's Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground made the journey into outer space.
Johnny B. Goode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFo8-JqzSCM
Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground: