My dad loved music, and I’m just like him. When I was thirteen, he took me to a Jazz festival, and I instantly fell in love with the genre.
I then started listening to the Blues, and fell in love with B. B. King. His album with Eric Clapton ‘Riding with the King’ is my all-time favourite.
I am not a sports fan, neither am I a movie buff, but leave me at a jazz/blues concert and I will be in heaven.
However, one movie I absolutely loved was La La Land. There were some great jazz numbers in the movie – Summer Montage Madeline and Herman’s Habit. I especially love the part where Sebastian explains to Mia about the thrill one gets when they see a live jazz performance, because I could totally relate. I love watching live gigs, the experience is enthralling.
Today I watched Lightening In A Bottle, a documentary on the blues. With such a fantastic line-up of artists, it is a must-watch for any blues fan.
All the men played wonderful guitar, but I was completely in awe of Bonnie Raitt. I haven’t seen a woman play such mean guitar! It’s so inspiring to watch her perform! I love her song ‘Love Me Like A Man’.
The documentary was definitely worth watching. I was smiling gleefully from ear to ear the entire time.
Here are my 15 favorite vocal jazz/blues songs (in no particular order, I love them all) :
‘Come Rain Or Come Shine’ by B. B. King & Eric Clapton :
‘Days Of Old’ by B. B. King & Eric Clapton :
‘Dream A Little Dream Of Me’ by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong :
‘Here We Go Again’ by Norah Jones & Ray Charles :
‘Hold On I’m Coming’ by B. B. King & Eric Clapton :
‘How Blue Can You Get’ by B. B. King :
‘Key To The Highway’ by B. B. King & Eric Clapton :
‘What A Wonderful World’ by Louis Armstrong :
‘Ten Long Years’ by B. B. King & Eric Clapton :
‘The Thrill Is Gone’ by B. B. King :
‘Three O’clock Blues’ by B. B. King :
‘Come Away With Me’ by Norah Jones :
‘Don’t Know Why’ by Norah Jones :
‘A-Tisket A-Tasket’ by Ella Fitzgerald :
‘The Girl from Ipanema’ by Astrud Gilberto, João Gilberto & Stan Getz :
There are so many other songs I’d like to add to the list, but that would make the article never-ending.
Do listen to the songs. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Thank you for reading! Stay blessed!